I obtained my PhD in Clinical Forensic Psychology at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
My Phd project focussed on investigating the effectiveness of using High-Definition transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (HD-tDCS) to increase empathic abilities, reduce aggression and modulate electrophysiological responses in a forensic sample.
The results of this study demonstrate that we were able to reduce reactive aggression and modulate electrophysiological responses in this violent offender sample.
During my PhD I had the amazing opportunity to cooperate on my last two papers of my dissertation with Dr. Emiliano Santarnecchi at Harvard Medical School in Boston, were I went for a 3 month work visit. In this period I also learned how to analyse resting-state electrophysiology and to code my own script in Matlab and EEGlab.
My passion for the aggressive brain resulted in my dissertation which can be found below.
In my post-doc I will be working with prisoners that have a burglary offence. I will be testing these offenders in four prisons in the Netherlands to investigate how they approach a street in virtual reality. With the use of eye-tracking there movements can be followed.