See also Research and Publications.


2004 – 2006 Research Master Cognitive Neuroscience (cum laude) Specialization Psycholinguistics. Radboud University Nijmegen

2001 – 2004 Bachelor and Master (Doctoraal) Psychology (cum laude) Specialization Developmental Psychology. Radboud University Nijmegen

2000 – 2001 Propedeuse Psychology (cum laude). Radboud University Nijmegen

1994 – 2000 Gymnasium (cum laude). Merletcollege land van Cuijk

Work experience

2016-now Post-doc within the Language and Interaction Consortium; at the Donders Institute Nijmegen (DCCN), member of prof. Ivan Toni’s group

2012-2016 Staff member at the Max Planck Institute of Psycholinguistics – Nijmegen on the ERC project ‘Interactional Foundations of Language’ with prof. Stephen Levinson

2011 – 2012 Post-doctoral fellow (funded by Rubicon scholarship from NWO). University of Glasgow, with prof. Simon Garrod, dr. Dale Barr, and prof. Klaus Kessler

2007 – 2011 PhD candidate (promovendus). Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition, and Behavior, Centre for Cognition, Radboud University Nijmegen. promotores: prof. Herbert Schriefers, prof. Wietske Vonk, copromotor: dr. Dorothee J. Chwilla. Promotion date: 04-03-2011
Thesis: The role of prosody in language comprehension. When prosodic breaks and pitch accents come into play.

2006 – 2007 Teacher Applied Research Methodology (masterstudents). Radboud University Nijmegen

2004 – 2007 Student assistant in the Comprehension Group (worked for a.o. prof. dr. Anne Cutler and prof. dr. James McQueen). Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen

2003 – 2004 Teaching assistant: Methods 2 (second year course). Radboud University Nijmegen

2002 Student assistant ‘Expertisecentrum Nederlands’: administrating tests to elementary school children. Radboud University Nijmegen

 Interships and theses

2005 – 2006 Research internship and Master’s thesis Psycholinguistics. Donders Centre for Cognition, Radboud University Nijmegen

2003 – 2004 Practical internship Developmental Psychology. Special elementary school, Boxtel (The Netherlands)

2003 – 2004 Master’s thesis Developmental Psychology: “The relationship between children’s cognitive development and parent-child interaction.”


2010 Rubicon scholarship (NWO)
2010 Niels Stensen Stipend


  • Society for the Neurobiology of Language
  • Cognitive Neuroscience Society
  • Cognitive Science Society
  • Dutch Society for Psychonomics (NVP)


Dutch: native
English: very good
German: moderate
French: moderate

Teaching & Supervision (selection)

2014 – current Daily supervision of PhD student Amie Fairs
2013 – current Supervision of PhD student Gabriela Garrido
2013 – 2015 Supervision of PhD student Rosa Gisladottir
2010 Basic Teaching Qualification (BKO), May 28, 2010
2009 – 2010 Supervision of experimental internship of German Bachelor student
2009 Lecture Applied Research Methods Brain (third year course)
2009 Teaching assistant Research practicum 2 (second year course)
2009 Teaching assistant Language and Communication (second year)
2008 – 2009 Supervision of internship and master’s thesis of student from research master Cognitive Neuroscience
2008 Supervision of internship and bachelor’s thesis of student
2007 – 2009 Teacher Applied Research Methods (Master’s course)
2007 – 2009 Development of several examination questions and assignments

 Other activities

2018 Member of the Donders 200 commitee
2014 Member of the Nijmegen Lectures Committee
2013 Co-organization of the NVP (Netherlands Organisation for Psychonomics) Winter Conference in Egmond aan zee
2008 – 2009 Junior Consultation Board (Donders Centre for Cognition)