About Me


Since 1 February 2018, I’m a lecturer at the VU Amsterdam, the Netherlands. My research focusses on variety of labour market issues, with a special interest in older workers, gender differences, disability, and intersectionality. My current research projects reflect these interests. I am also interested in research methods and the opportunities these bring for social science research. Currently working on new project with Professor Sarah Vickerstaff: Internalised and gendered ageism and disableism and its consequences for labour market participation of older workers: a mixed method study (2019-2020). My teaching is mainly related to research methods and statistics, but includes 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.