About Me


Since 1 February 2018, I’m a lecturer at the VU Amsterdam, the Netherlands. My research focusses on a variety of labour market issues. For example, I am interested in the combination of paid work and other life domains, employment of disadvantaged groups such as individuals with a handicap, employment of older workers, etc. My current research projects reflect these interests. I am also interested in statistical methods and the opportunities these bring for social science research. My teaching is mainly related to research methods and statistics, but will include other topics as well.

Previously, I worked as a post-doctoral research associate at the University of Kent, the UK. Among other things I was involved in the Extending Working Lives project of Sarah Vickerstaff, the Work Autonomy, Flexibility and Work-Life Balance (WAF Project) of Heejung Chung, and Q-Step.

Before I started working as a post-doctoral research associate at the University of Kent, I did my PhD at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. My dissertation is entitled ‘Gender, Aspirations, and Achievements: Relating Work and Family Aspirations to Occupational Outcomes’. This thesis was part of the High Potential program ‘Interdependences between work and family life: an interdisciplinary approach of the work-family interface’ of Professor Tanja van der Lippe and Dr Esther Kluwer. I did the Research Master Sociology and Social Research at Utrecht University after the Bachelor Interdisciplinary Social Science.