I use non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) to alter activity within regions that are activated during attention and working memory. In healthy volunteers NIBS leads to temporary cognitive behavioral changes. I intend to apply NIBS in the clinical environment, where I also work, as a treatment intervention to enhance cognitive functions of people with acquired brain injury (ABI) who experience disability as a consequence of their injury.
I studied Health Sciences (2012) at Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam with specializations in Prevention and Public Health, and International Public Health. During my research internship I joined Athena Institute Amsterdam and validated the Internalized Scale of Mental Illness (ISMI) for use in leprosy-affected people and people with disabilities (PWD). During my PhD I work under supervision of Prof. Dr. Alexander Sack, Prof. Dr. Caroline van Heugten and Dr. Teresa Schuhmann.