My name is Julia, and I am a PhD Candidate in the Organisational Behavior Research group. I have a bachelor's degree in Psychology and attained a Master's degree in Social, Work- and Organizational Psychology from Utrecht University.

Over the last few years, I've worked within the domain of coaching and training. Also, I was a full time teacher at the VU Amsterdam, in the department of Psychology. During the four years that I worked here, I taught several courses within the curriculum, such as social psychology, personality psychology, statistics and professional communication skills. Next to that, I coordinated the blended learning team, which focused on making education more interactive for students. I also obtained my BKO qualification here.

My research interests are related to the domain of interpersonal relationships, behavioral change, power and moral behaviour. 

I am currently working on a PhD project titled "Social safety within academia" together with Dr. Reine van der Wal, Dr. Marije Lesterhuis and Prof. dr. Naomi Ellemers. This project aims to investigate how social safety can be improved and promoted in an effective way within the academic world. The focus will be on the relationship between PhD candidates and their supervisors, namely within the Graduate School of Life Sciences (GSLS). This PhD project is part of the Sustainable Cooperation Framework (SCOOP).