The end of a PhD marks the beginning of whatever comes after. I have been fortunate to land an assistant professor position in my 'home' department. Mind the reader, the acquisition of such positions is possible as the Dutch academics work differently than elsewhere (e.g. US). I have a position with a 60% teaching load and a 40% research (note: I work 0,8fte). Please refer to the projects I am currently working on under the tab publications.
I will coordinate the first-year bachelor's course Developmental Psychology. Also, in 2024 I will obtain my University Teaching Qualification.
I have the privilege to be involved as a daily supervisor for Hajra Kalam during her PhD project. She will be researching the default node network and its role in addiction. Also, I will have the privilege to supervise many master students in their master projects and clinical and external internships. Finally, I will be a mentee for students who participate in the Advanced Research Program provided by our department. This mentee program helps students to find their way into academic positions after completing their master's.
Piloting studying cognitive control in behavioral addiction
I am currently setting up pilot studies that will study performance monitoring in behavioral addictions, with the main focus on problematic gaming and internet use.
I will continue collaborating on projects that use my experience in meta-analyses, where I get to consolidate my statistical knowledge and learn my new role as a methodological advisor.
Neural correlates of addiction
I will partake in a collaboration to investigate event-related oscillations in addiction samples. In addition, another collaboration will investigate performance monitoring in youth and its relation to the development of addictive behaviors.