Short CV

Academic positions

2021 – now: Assistant Professor, Methodology & Statistics, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Leiden University
2020 – 2021: Assistant Professor, Mathematical Institute, Faculty of Science, Leiden University
2016 – 2019: Lecturer (0.2 fte), Mathematical Institute, Faculty of Sciences, Leiden University


2014 – 2020: PhD in Applied Statistics (0.8-1 fte) Promotor: Prof.dr. Jacqueline J. Meulman, Leiden University
2012 – 2014: MSc Mathematics, Leiden University. Specialisation: Statistical Science for the Life and Behavioural Sciences. 
2007 – 2011: BSc Mathematics, Utrecht University. Including minors in Computer Science and Mathematical Methods in Economics and courses in Applied Cognitive Psychology

Awards and grants

2023: Gratama-Stichting-LUF Project grant for research project: Visualizing uncertainty: the effect on human cognition, emotion, trust and decision-making, together with Casper Albers and Ruben Vromans.
2022: YAL Outreach Grant to promote the high school teaching package “Misleading Statistics”.
2020: LUF Lustrum Subsidy for research project: Using factchecks to combat misleading graphs, together with Ionica Smeets and Peter Burger. 
2019: IOPS Best Poster Award. Title: Variability in the interpretation of Dutch probability phrases – a risk for miscommunication
2015: IOPS Best Poster Award. Title: Optimal scaling in survival analysis

Academic citizenship

I believe it is important that scientists also contribute to the academic society and for that reason I participates in various boards and committees. I especially enjoys organising events related to statistics communication to create more awareness on the topic among statisticians and other researchers.

2023 – now: Member of the Communication advisory committee, national statistical office Statistics Netherlands (CBS)
2021 – now: Organiser of the Statistics Communication and (in)numeracy” reading group
2020 – now: Co-organiser of the “A PhD, is that for me?” event for Dutch students in mathematics.
2019 – now: Editor at STAtOR, magazine of the VVSOR
2018 – now: Founding chair of the Statistics Communication Section of the VVSOR
2017 – now: Website committee member VVSOR
2021 – 2023: Member of the Advisory Board of the research project Measuring Science Communication Impact
2019: Jury member national jury of the ISLP International Poster Competition for Statistics, organised by the International Statistical Literacy Project (ISLP)
2018: Co-organiser of the symposium entitled “Communicating Statistics to Different Audiences
2017 – 2018: Organising committee of the Survival Analysis for Junior Researchers conference 2018, Leiden (Netherlands).
2016 – 2018: Board member of the Dutch section of European Women in Mathematics (EWM-NL)
2013 – 2016: Board member Young Statisticians, network for young statisticians of the VVSOR