Work experience

  • ‘16-present:
    Senior lecturer, Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen (NL)
    I taught and developed courses on statistics, data analysis, machine learning, and programming, and coordinated research projects for staff and students.
  • ‘15-‘16:
    Junior clinical physicist, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen (NL)
    I acquainted myself with management and quality assurance of a hospital department and furthermore consulted patients and studied audiometry and audiology.
  • ‘12-‘15:
    Research fellow, University of Nottingham, Nottingham (UK)
    I collaborated with partner institutes to optimise and validate methods for biomedical imaging and related advanced data analysis.
  • ‘08-‘12:
    Principal investigator, University of Groningen, Groningen (NL)
    I developed specific novel data analysis methods to map brain areas based on their activity, and applied these to groups of controls and patients.
  • ‘07-‘08:
    Research fellow, Harvard University, Boston (US)
    I transitioned from “model-driven” to “data-driven” approaches to extract brain networks from neuroimaging data based on innovative analysis techniques.
  • ‘05-‘07:
    Post-doctoral researcher, University of Groningen, Groningen (NL)
    I continued my earlier work on traditional auditory  functional MRI and  more independently carried responsibility for the management of a research project.
  • ‘01-‘05:
    Ph.D.-student, University of Maastricht, Maastricht (NL)
    I learned to use medical imaging techniques and implement large-scale statistical analyses on the resulting data, and supervised student projects..
  • ‘99-‘01:
    Researcher / junior patent officer, Océ Technologies, Venlo (NL)
    I familiarised myself with research and development in a commercial setting, and followed an introductory legal program on patent law.
  • ‘98-‘99:
    Physics teacher, St. Joriscollege, Eindhoven (NL)
    I taught physics to college students and participated in the development of educational materials.


  • ‘15-‘16:
    Clinical physics, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen (NL)
  • ‘01-‘06:
    Ph.D.-program in Medicine, University of Maastricht, Maastricht (NL)
    Obtained “cum laude”
  • ‘99-‘01:
    Patent law, Center for Postacademic Legal Education, Radboud University, Nijmegen (NL)
  • ‘97-‘99:
    1st-degree Physics teacher, University of Technology Teachers Program (TULO), Eindhoven (NL)
  • ‘91-‘97:
    Applied Physics, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven (NL)
  • ‘85-‘91:
    Pre-university Education (VWO), Philips van Horne SG, Weert (NL)