My main research interests lie in furthering the understanding of the development and maintenance of chronic pain conditions. The research I do focuses on pain-related avoidance behavior, and its generalization in specific. The rationale is that unbridled pain-related avoidance generalization can lead to the chronification of acute pain. The evidence behind this is research suggesting that excessive avoidance of pain, which contributes to the viscious cycle of pain-related fear, may lead to increasing activity disengagement and eventual disability.
Professional career history
2012 - 2015 BSc Psychology, The University of Glasgow
2016 - 2017 MSc Cognitive Neuroscience, Maastricht University
2017 - present PhD-student at Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, Maastricht University