I am an Associate Professor at the University of Amsterdam, Jacobs Foundation Research Fellow 2021-2023, and board member of The Young Academy (De Jonge Akademie) of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).

I am PI of KiDLAB.

POSITIONS

2021-PRESENT Associate Professor, Research Institute of Child Development and Education, University of Amsterdam

2018-2021 Assistant Professor, Research Institute of Child Development and Education, University of Amsterdam

2016-2018 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow, Department of Psychology, Stanford University

2014-2018 Postdoc, Research Institute of Child Development and Education, University of Amsterdam

2013-2014 Fulbright Scholar, The Ohio State University & Stanford University

2011-2014 Ph.D. student, Developmental Psychology, Utrecht University

EDUCATION

2015 PH.D., CUM LAUDE, DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, UTRECHT UNIVERSITY

2013 M.A., CUM LAUDE, SOCIAL AND HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY, 2-YEAR RESEARCH MASTER, UTRECHT UNIVERSITY

2009 B.A., CUM LAUDE, CLINICAL AND HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY, UTRECHT UNIVERSITY

AWARDS (selection)

2024 Robert L. Fantz Award, American Psychological Foundation (APF)

2024 Early Career Impact Award, Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (FABBS)

2023 Boyd McCandless Award, American Psychological Association (APA)

2023 Outstanding Early Career Award, International Society for Self and Identity (ISSI)

2022 KNAW Early Career Award, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)

2021 SRCD Early Career Research Contributions Award, Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)

2020 Achievement Award for Early Career Psychologists, American Psychological Association (APA)

2018 National Postdoc Prize, The Young Academy of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (KHMW)

2018 Rising Star Award, Association for Psychological Science (APS)

2018 Paul van Geert Award, Dutch Association of Developmental Psychology (VNOP)

2017 The George Butterworth Young Scientist Award, The European Association of Developmental Psychology (EADP)

2016 CAS Dissertation Award, Utrecht Centre for Child and Adolescent Studies (CAS)

2015 Top 25 of New Scientist Talent Award

2013 CAS Best Article Award, Utrecht Centre for Child and Adolescent Studies (CAS)

2011 Best Student Award of Social and Health Psychology, Utrecht University

2011 Valedictorian of the Graduate School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Utrecht University

GRANTS (selection)

2022 Vidi, Talent Programme, Dutch Research Council (NWO) (PI)

2022 NWA Science Communication, Dutch Research Council (NWO) (co-I)

2022 CIFAR-Jacobs Foundation Seed Funding (PI)

2022 NWA Science Communication, Dutch Research Council (NWO) (PI)

2022 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Doctoral Networks (DN) (co-I)

2021 CIFAR-Jacobs Foundation Seed Funding (co-I)

2021 Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship (PI)

2021 KNAW Early Career Partnership, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) (PI)

2021 Jacobs Foundation COVID-19 Education Challenge (PI)

2021 Science Communication by Scientists, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) (PI)

2018 YIELD Graduate Programme grant, University of Amsterdam (co-I)

2016 Individual Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship, European Commission, Horizon2020 (PI)

2016 Rubicon*, Dutch Research Council (NWO) (PI)

2016 YIELD Graduate Programme grant, University of Amsterdam (PI)

2015 Niels Stensen Fellowship* (PI)

2015 Van der Gaag Grant, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) (PI)

2014 Personal Support Grant*, Education and Learning Sciences (ELS) (PI)

2014 NWO Research Grant (“Verdiepingsstudie”), Dutch Research Council (NWO) (co-I)

2013 Kind en Adolescent travel grant (PI)

2013 Fulbright Scholarship (PI)

*Awarded to me but I respectfully declined them in favor of a competing fellowship.

REVIEWING ACTIVITIES (selection)

2023-present Associate Editor, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General

2022-present Guest Editor, npj Science of Learning (special issue: “Understanding and Addressing Inequality in Education”)

2022-present Guest Editor, Developmental Science (special issue: “The nature of love revisited: How social bonds shape development”)

2018-2020 Editor, Psychological Perspectives on Praise (Routledge)

2019-present Consulting Editor, Child Development

2016-2017 Guest Editor, Journal of Abnormal Psychology (special issue: “Dark Personality Traits”)

2015-2017 Guest Editor, Child Development (special issue: “Origins of Children’s Self-Views”)

2011-present Ad-hoc reviewer for 52 journals (e.g., Psychological Bulletin, Perspectives on Psychological Science, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Cognition, Psychological Science, Developmental Psychology, Developmental Science, Educational Psychology Review, Journal of Educational Psychology, American Psychologist)

MEMBERSHIPS OF SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES (selection)

2022-present Research Network on Communicating Strength-based Approaches to Child Development and Learning in Adverse Conditions, Jacobs Foundation

2021-present The Young Academy (De Jonge Akademie) board member and former chair of the Science & Society group, The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)

2021-present HundrED, Advisory board

2020-present Amsterdam Centre for Inequality Studies (AMCIS) member

2020-present Scientists’ Alliance for Communicating Child Development Knowledge member

2019 Jacobs Foundation Young Scholar Program, Jacobs Foundation

2018-present Amsterdam Young Academy (AYA), founding member and former vice-chair

2015-present International Resilience Alliance (INTRESA) founding member

2015-present Behavioral and Brain Sciences (BBS) associate member

2012-present Member of various international societies and associations (e.g., APA, APA Divison 7, APS, EADP, EARA, ISSBD, ISSI, SPSSI, SRCD)