Biography

Welcome to my personal website!

This website contains information on my academic research and teaching. I am currently working as an assistant professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, in the faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences.

I graduated in 2007 as a work and organisational psychologist, so it comes as no surprise that my research focuses mainly on employee behaviours and attitudes. My primary research topic involves the psychological contract, which can be understood as an employees’ subjective beliefs regarding mutual obligations between him- or herself and the employer. However, my research interests include several other topics as well, such as stress and emotions at work, personality, volunteering, and research methodology and ethics. A recurring theme in these various research topics is the role of time. Rather than studying how people differ from each other, I am mostly interested in understanding how human feelings, thoughts, and behaviours dynamically unfold over time. This recurring theme also forms a core topic in my research unit, Work and Organisational Psychology (WOPs – click here to go to website). I am lucky to be able to work with great colleagues in this research unit, such as Sara De Gieter, Roland Pepermans, and Joeri Hofmans.

I currently teach Research Methods (I & II) to bachelor students in Psychology. These courses nicely align with my own passion for research. In addition, I give workshops on data analysis in R for PhD students.

Experience

  • present2014

    Assistant professor

    Vrije Universiteit Brussel

  • 20132013

    Assistant professor

    Katholieke Universiteit Leuven - Hogeschool Universiteit Brussel

  • 20132012

    Post-doctoral researcher

    Vrije Universiteit Brussel

  • 20122008

    PhD researcher

    Vrije Universiteit Brussel

  • 20082007

    Researcher

    Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Education

  • PhD 2012

    Doctor in psychology

    Vrije Universiteit Brussel

  • MA 2007

    Master in psychology

    Vrije Universiteit Brussel

  • BA 2004

    Bachelor in psychology

    Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Awards

  • 2013
    FWO - Acerta award
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    Award for best PhD dissertation in the field of Human Resources Management.
  • 2007
    Schelstraete & Desmedt award
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    Best master-degree dissertation in the field of Human Resources Management at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel