I am an Assistant Professor of Work and Organizational Psychology at the University of Amsterdam. After receiving my Master’s degree at Maastricht University in 2011 (cum laude), I conducted my PhD studies on work stress and sleep at the Behavioural Science Institute in Nijmegen, which I finished in 2016. I successfully defended my PhD soon thereafter (January 2017).
Current research areas include investigating how stress, perseverative cognition, and sleep are related to work-related performance outcomes such as task and contextual performance. Another line of research explores mediators and moderators of the stress-sleep relationship, including but not limited to cognitive processes, mood, happiness, and health behaviors such as exercise. Moreover, I examine both sleep quality and quantity. In a third line of research, I investigate how employees’ connectedness to the workplace (e.g., work-related smartphone use, workplace telepressure) affects their sleep and work performance, while accounting for cognitive and biological mechanisms.