I am a post-doctoral research associate at the University of Kent. 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. Among other things I am currently 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.