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Research interests

Reading comprehension is a crucial skill at nearly all levels of education. At the same time, reading comprehension is a skill that many children, adolescents, and even adults struggle with. I am interested in the cognitive processes and mechanisms that contribute to reading comprehension and in how these differ across and, over time, within individuals. I am also interested in the question of how reading comprehension may be facilitated, for instance by text design, pictorial illustrations, or teaching of specific reading strategies.


2015-present: Lecturer, Department of Communication and Cognition, Tilburg University.

2014-2015: Postdoctoral researcher, Welten Institute, Open University of The Netherlands.

2009-2014: Ph.D. student, Institute of Psychology, Erasmus University Rotterdam.


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  • Cognition
  • Embodied Cognition
  • Discourse Studies
  • Language Psychology
  • Linguistics


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