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 & Applications, Utrecht University. Including minor in Computer Science, a minor in Mathematical Methods in Economics and courses in Applied Cognitive Psychology

Awards and grants

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

Other activities (current)

2022 – now: Member Board of Examiners Statistics & Data Science master, Universiteit Leiden
2021 – now: Member of the Advisory Board of the research project Measuring Science Communication Impact
2021 – now: Co-coordinator of the VVSOR blog
2021 – now: Author for the VVSOR blog
2021 – now: Organiser of the Statistics Communication and (in)numeracy” reading group
2020 – now: Co-coordinator of Media Expert Group of the VVSOR
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

Other activities (past)

2021 – 2022: Member curriculum committee Statistics & Data Science master, Universiteit Leiden
2019 – 2021: Study Advisor Statistical Science master, Universiteit Leiden
2017 – 2020: Blogger for
2019: Jury member national jury of the ISLP International Poster Competition for Statistics, organised by the International Statistical Literacy Project (ISLP)
2018: Member organising committee (representative of Mathematical Institute) of the Leiden Science Family Day
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