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.