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I am currently working as assistant professor at the department of Communication Science, Radboud University (RU), the Netherlands.

The research I conducted to obtain my PhD, focused on decision making in a legal context: How do we process and weigh information presented in a police file (e.g., testimonies, expert accounts)? How does this information influence our thinking of a crime and our judgment regarding a suspect? To address these questions properly, I needed to know more about the processing of information. I started conducting studies on language comprehension outside of a legal context. I am interested in how linguistic cues (e.g., grammatical aspect) influence our perception of a described event. My current research combines this interest with my earlier, more applied, research in a legal context and was awarded with a Veni grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).

I am also interested and engaged in improving science (e.g., open science practices, pre-registration, replication studies). In 2014, I initiated a Registered Replication Report (RRR; Eerland et al., 2016) for a study on the influence of grammatical aspect on perceived intentionality. I am an ambassador of the Center for Open Science and former member of the steering committee of PsyArXiv (2016-2019), an open access preprint service for the psychological sciences. I served on the executive committee of the Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science (SIPS) from 2016-2021 (vice-president in 2019).

While working as an assistant professor Language and Communication at Utrecht University (UU; 2019-2021), I founded the Open Science Community Utrecht (OSCU) together with Loek Brinkman in 2018. OSCU is a bottom-up initiative open to all UU employees to learn and talk about open science. We organized workshops on a variety of topics (e.g., open access publishing, making your data FAIR, being open and successful) and open science symposia in every faculty. In 2020, the OSCU core team was extended with seven Faculty Ambassadors. Together with Loek, I coordinated this team. We also help(ed) others to set up their own open science community (see our Starter Kit and white paper) and are involved in establishing a national (OSCNL) and international network of Open Science and Scholarship Communities (INOSC).