Previous positions:


  • Teacher practitioner and researcher at faculty of psychology and neuroscience, department clinical and psychological science, section behavioral medicine at Maastricht University, The Netherlands.


  • Teacher – Department Clinical and Psychological Science, Maastricht University (NL)


  • PhD student – Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, NL

Dissertation: ‘Smoking in context: The influence of cues and contexts on urge to smoke’.

Defense date: 30thof March, 2007.

(Co-)Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Marcel van den Hout, Prof. Dr. Anita Jansen and Dr. Remco Havermans.


  • Researcher, Student-assistant – Centre for Learning Psychology and Behavior therapy, Catholic University of Leuven (B).
  • Research topic: ‘The influence of a context switch on the return of fear after a group exposure in-vivo with spider phobic.



Research interest:

  • Contextual Behavioral Science/Treatments
  • Experimental & Clinical Behavioral Analysis
  • Relational Frame Theory
  • Learning processes in Psychopathology
  • Chronic pain and fatigue
  • Self- and emotion regulation



Teaching activities in Bachelor and Master programs at the Faculty of Psychology and NeuroScience & the Faculty of Health, Medicine, and Life Sciences (Mental health sciences).

  • Tutor in several courses in Bachelor and Master programs
    • Relational Frame Theory & Clinical behavior analyses
    • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy & Mindfulness
    • Introduction in Behavior Therapy
    • Learning, Memory & Motivation
    • Chronic pain and other Somatoform disorders
  • Mentorship of Bachelor students
  • Lecturing
  • Thesis supervisison: bachelor and master thesis within the area of (chronic) pain, relational frame theory, learning processes, experimental and clinical behavioral analyses, acceptance and mindfulness based interventions,…