In June of this year I achieved a Master's Degree in Psychology. During research and the writing of my thesis (on 'The Effect of Context Cues on Pain-related Fear and Avoidance'), I was bitten by a strong interest in and enthusiasm for research. While working on the thesis and during work experience as a research assistant at KU Leuven, I enjoyed refining my analytical and quantitative skills. Writing my thesis in the form of an English article, gave me the opportunity to grow my knowledge of the necessary vocabulary.
My Bachelor's Degree with the Open Universiteit Nederland (distane learning), with the absence of live classes, provided me with the capability of working and studying independently. On the other hand, writing my Bachelor's thesis as a group work strengthened my communication and teamwork skills.
Finally, my internship at CGG Vlaams-Brabant Oost taught me to combine a hypothesis generating and testing attitude with an empathic stance.
With the above experiences and my personal qualities of eagerness to learn, enthusiasm and punctuality, I hope to make a significant contribution to your team!
Research Assistant Leuven, Belgium
August 2014 --- September 2014
Assisting professor dr. Johan Vlaeyen with a pilot study on the effect of unpredictability of pain on sensitivity for pain, I was responsible for recruitment of participants, the collection of quantitative data by running the experiment (in 'Affect') and the transcription of data in excel.
Master in Psychology from KU Leuven in 2015