My experience with both clinical settings and scientific research makes me a capable researcher with a diverse toolset. Throughout the years, my curiosity for the biological mechanisms of the brain has turned my interest into an expertise on the aging brain.
I have an excellent scientific background which, supplemented with a fluency in Dutch, English and German, enhances the communication with team members and potential patients.
I am very excited to start research on this topic, and hopefully greatly improve the quality of life of those suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
Clinical as well as research internship at Adelante Zorggroep under supervision of Prof. Dr. Rudolf Ponds.
During the clinical part of my internship, I collected the BAPD credits (Basisaantekening Psychodiagnostiek) and gained insights into the clinical activities of neuropsychologists, psychological test-assistants and cognitive trainers.
Besides that I also conducted my own research project with patients at Adelante which focused on dealing with daily challenges after brain injury.
I spent my exchange semester in Aarhus during which I conducted my own research with a group of experts at the Center of Functionally Integrative Neuroscience (CFIN) in Aarhus about the effect of oxytocin on interpersonal synchronization. The project was continued with a bigger sample and will likely be published this winter.
Whilst abroad I followed two additional courses which focused on personal development in old age and cognitive neuroscience.
Bachelor of Science in psychology. I especially enjoyed the courses that had a biological background: 'learning and memory', 'neuroanatomy', ‘biological psychology', 'sensation and perception', 'psychopathology' and many more inspired me to choose the Master track of Neuropsychology.
Master of Science in Neuropsychology. The Master included 4 courses, namely 'brain damage', 'behavioral disorders', 'arousal and attention' and 'aging'. I enjoyed every single one of them because they focused on the brain and its contribution to healthy or pathological changes during life.
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