My main research interest is in the role of body awareness in emotional processing. This is both in the context of transdiagnostic psychological treatment as well as mindfulness. Most of my research projects are applied, although they often involve the study of working mechanisms of interventions and psychological constructs.
A selection of current projects:
Up to 2017, my main research topic concerned addiction. In 2009, I obtained my PhD in Experimental Psychopathology, publishing the first clinical RCT on Cognitive Bias Modification in addiction. From 2008 to 2017 I worked as a research manager in institutes for applied scientific research (IVO and Nivel). There, I supervised research projects on addictions (e.g., treatment, early interventions, etiology, epidemiology) and on the organization of local health care.
I have supervised 3 PhD projects on video game addiction, an online smoking intervention, and on relapse in alcohol addiction.