I have a background in Health Sciences (Movement sciences and Health Promotion) and a Master Sports and Physical Activity Interventions at Maastricht University. In April 2013 I started my PhD at Zuyd University of Applied Sciences at the Research Centre for Assistive Technology in Care. My PhD research focuses on the application possibilities of robots in rehabilitation and special education for children with severe physical disabilities. Next to my PhD I also teach at the occupational therapy department and at healthcare engineering.
From October 2017 I am involved in several projects of the Research Center of Nutrition, Lifestyle and Exercise. Because of my background in movement sciences these projects are very inspiring and interesting to me and I am pleased to be involved in this area of research. Especially the application of technology is something which creates new possibilities and in my opinion has high potential in this field.