Lisette Hornstra works as an associate professor at the education department of Utrecht University. Her research focuses primarily on the question how teachers can foster motivation, well-being, and academic achievement of students with different backgrounds and ability levels. Her research interests include
Her research is characterized by the integration of fundamental and applied research. She received several NWO-funded research grants, including a VIDI grant for the project Mind the Gap.
She also teaches and coordinates courses in the bachelor and master program of educational sciences.