Maud obtained her BA in Pedagogics at the University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, and her pre-master degree in Orthopedagogics and Research MSc degree in Child Development and Education at the University of Amsterdam.

She is a PhD student on a project that examines the goals and gains of adolescent bullying and aggression. She is interested in how social and cognitive processes shape adolescent behavior. She investigates how changing peer norms can improve self-regulation in youth, with the aim to reduce antisocial behavior – such as bullying – in high-schools.