About me

I’m an assistant professor working at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational sciences, Open University of the Netherlands. My research and teaching interests include (the intersections of) evolutionary approaches to psychology, philosophy and methodology.

In my PhD work I studied the applications of evolutionary psychological approaches to health psychology theory and research. The focus here was on evolved health motivators (e.g. disgust) and its potential to inform understanding of health decision-making and behavior. Currently, at Open University, I shifted focus to empirical research in evolutionary-developmental psychology, specifically the influence of early-life stress on impulsivity and risk behavior. I further work on several projects in the domain of methodology and statistics, on issues pertaining to measurement practice, and reporting and communicating effect size in applied research.

This page gathers both my writing, resources pertaining to the teaching of evolutionary theory in psychology, and methodological and statistical tools.