Eva Janssen is assistant professor of Educational Sciences at the Education Department of Utrecht University. In 2013, Eva graduated cum laude as a pedagogue (master program Youth, Education and Society) at Utrecht University. Hereafter, she started a two-year research master program named "Educational Sciences: Learning in Interaction" and graduated cum laude in 2015. In 2020 she obtained her PhD at the same university for her research on teaching critical thinking in higher education. During her PhD, in 2019, Eva spent three months at the Université Paris-Descartes (Paris-V; part of Université Sorbonne Paris Cité). She was also a member of the education committee of the Interuniversity Center for Educational Sciences (ICO) and PhD coordinator of the ICO theme group Learning and Instruction. After her PhD, Eva continued to work at Utrecht University as a postdoctoral researcher and later as an assistant professor.
In her research on teaching critical thinking, Eva focused on a specific aspect of critical thinking, namely, the ability to avoid cognitive bias in reasoning and decision-making. She also conducted studies on cognitive processes underlying bias in reasoning and on recognizing fake news. More recently, Eva started research on how to improve self-regulated learning.