Curriculum

Research experience
2017 – Postdoctoral researcher at Research Foundation Flanders (FWO, Belgium), and at the centre for School Psychology and Development in Context (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Project: Loneliness across the lifespan: A meta-analytic integration of the literature and the development of a comprehensive multidimensional measure
2016 – 2017 Postdoctoral researcher at the centre for School Psychology and Development in Context (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Project: Loneliness across the lifespan: A meta-analytic integration of the literature
2012 – 2016 PhD researcher at the centre for School Psychology and Child and Adolescent Development (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Dissertation: Loneliness in adolescence: Types of loneliness, measurement, and a meta-analytic perspective on group differences
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Luc Goossens. Co-supervisor: Prof. Dr. Wim Van den Noortgate
2011 Research assistant (Utrecht University, the Netherlands) of the research project “Wired Up”, which is a project about the interaction between youth and digital media focusing on identity construction, learning strategies, and youth networks
Education
2010 – 2012 Research master “Development and Socialization in Childhood and Adolescence” (DaSCA, Utrecht University, the Netherlands, cum laude)
MA Thesis: Perceived ethnic discrimination and problem behaviours in Muslim immigrant children: Moderating effects of ethnic, religious, and national group identification
2011 Internship (110 hours) at the department Youth and Family of Utrecht University. Diverse research activities, including the adaptation of a questionnaire, collection of experimental and questionnaire data, and the analysis of sociometric data
2006 – 2010 Bachelor Pedagogical Sciences (Utrecht University, average GPA 4.0)
Minors: Honours programme; Methods & Statistics; Cultural Diversity
BA Thesis (Pune, India): Perceived academic competence, parental differential treatment, and sibling relationship quality in Indian and Dutch children
Teaching experience
2018 Pre-conference workshop at the biennial meeting of the European Association for Research on Adolescence (EARA) with E. Thauvoye on creating powerful presentations (1 day)
2017 – 2018 Lecturer (KU Leuven) for a course on cognitive and psychosocial development of children and adolescents
2013 – 2018 Supervision master theses (KU Leuven): supervisor of 3 students, co-supervisor of 2 students, daily supervisor of 7 students, and statistical supervisor of 2 students
2016 – 2018 Guest lecturer (KU Leuven) for a course on academic writing skills (2016 topic was loneliness), and two research master courses
2016 – 2017 Supervision research internships (Utrecht University): 2 students
2016 Guest lecturer (Utrecht University) for a course on meta-analysis (3 sessions)
2016 Pre-conference workshop at the biennial meeting of the European Association for Research on Adolescence (EARA) with Dr. Crocetti on meta-analysis (1 day)
2014 – 2016 Supervision research internships (KU Leuven): 4 students
2012 – 2016 Teaching assistant (KU Leuven) in several courses for first and second year bachelor psychology students
2012 – 2013 Supervision bachelor thesis (KU Leuven): daily supervisor of Erasmus student from Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
2009 – 2012 Teaching assistant (Utrecht University): assisting during statistical tutorials and SPSS computer labs, checking assignments, and helping revising the SPSS manual, lecture slides, and computer exercises
Skills
Languages Dutch (native proficiency), English (professional working proficiency), German (Limited working proficiency), and Chinese (Mandarin, elementary proficiency)
Software AMOS, HLM, Mplus, R, SAS, SocStat, SPSS, Word, Excel (certificate KU Leuven), PowerPoint
Analyses Meta-analyses, psychometric analyses, structural equation modelling, multilevel modelling
Reserach activities
Board Member Deputy representative of the Student and Early Career Network (SECNet) of EARA (2016 – present)
National representative of SECNet (2014 – 2016)
National representative of the early career network of the organization for Belgian and Dutch developmental psychologists (VNOP, 2014)
 Member The Social Connectedness Transatlantic Group, High Performance Electrical Neuro-Imagining Lab, Chicago, USA
European Association for Research on Adolescence (EARA)
European Association for Developmental Psychology (EADP)
International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development (ISSBD)
Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)
Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA)
Ad-Hoc Reviewer Assessment
British Journal of Educational Psychology
Elsevier (book publishing – psychology)
European Journal of Developmental Psychology
Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
International Journal of Behavioral Development
Journal of Social and Personal Relationships
Journal of Youth and Adolescence
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
Psychological Reports
Quality of Life Research
Grants and Awards
2018 Shortlist BAPS Best PhD Thesis Award 2018
Longlist EOS pipet
2017 Nominated for the Flemish PhD Cup 2017 (semifinals)
2017 Postdoctoral mandate (3 years) – Research Foundation Flanders (1200618N)
2016 Postdoctoral mandate (1 year) – Internal Funds KU Leuven (PDM/16/081)
2017 Grant for participation in an international conference (April) – FWO
2016 Grant for participation in an international conference (September) – FWO
Travel Grant Award for ISSBD (July) – Jacobs Foundation, Zurich
Grant for participation in an international conference (July) – FWO
2015 Travel Grant for a short stay abroad (March) – FWO
2014 Travel Grant for Young Scholars (September) – Jacobs Foundation, Zurich
Grant for participation in an international conference (September) – FWO
Travel Grant Award for ISSBD (July) – Jacobs Foundation, Zurich
Conference allowance (July) – Academische Stichting Leuven
EARA/SRA Summer School (June) – Jacobs Foundation, Zurich
Conference allowance (March) – Doctoral School for Humanities and Social Sciences