01/2020 - 09/2021: Postdoctoral researcher at VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Law, Department of Criminal Law and Criminology, Amsterdam. Part of the ERC Starting Grant Project: Beyond WEIRD Witnesses: Eyewitness Memory in Cross-Cultural Contexts. Subproject on cultural differences in reporting in police interviews

03/2020 - 02/2023: Appointed as Extraordinary researcher at Opentia Research Focus Area, North-West University, Vanderbijlpark, South Africa

09/2017 - 12/2019: Consultant for the Psychai Talent Group. Working at Talent Development Center in Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Shanghai at SABIC, the Middle East’s largest organization, including coaching and evaluation of managers and online coaching

12/2016 - 12/2019: Postdoctoral research fellow at Opentia Research Focus Area, North-West University, Vanderbijlpark, South Africa              

12/2011 - 11/ 2016: PhD student at the University of Twente 'Direction Happiness: Improving well-being of vulnerable groups', (co)promotors: Prof. Gerben Westerhof & Prof. Ernst Bohlmeijer

03/2010 - 08/ 2010: Psychologist intern in the rehabilitation clinic ‘Roessingh’ at the ward for people with chronic pain, working with Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Enschede

09/2009 - 03/2012: Master of Science degree in Psychology (cum laude), University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands. 1st Master: Instruction, Learning & Development, Minor Specialization: Safety and Health, Master thesis: Improving texts with multiple summaries by aiding readers to build a text model. 2nd Master: Mental Health Promotion, Master thesis: The Development of Psychological Flexibility in Chronic Pain Patients during Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

09/2006 - 07/2009: Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Twente, the Netherlands. Main track: Knowledge and Education Psychology, Additional track: Health Psychology, Minor: Medical & Sport Physiology