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Personal profile

Research interests

I am interested in human-nature relationships occurring in the face of environmental change. My PhD research focused on risk assessment, management and public perceptions of invasive alien species. In my current positions, I investigate stakeholder involvement in monitoring and evaluation, relationships between place-based values and public perceptions of natural environments, and the role of communication in environmental management. Recently, I obtained a second MSc degree in Communication for Development (2019) extending my research interests into social sciences and the Global South.

Curriculum vitae


  • Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Helsinki
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Aalto University
  • Associate Editor, Management of Biological Invasions
  • Book Review Editor, Society and Natural Resources


  • Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Twente (2017-2019)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute for Science in Society, Radboud University (2014-2017)
  • Research Coordinator, Institute for Science in Society, Radboud University (2013-2014)
  • PhD, Institute for Science in Society, Radboud University (2010-2013)
  • Junior Researcher, Institute for Water and Wetland Research, Radboud University (2009-2010)


  • PhD, Faculty of Science, Radboud University (2014)
  • MSc in Communication for Development, Malmö University (1-year, distance learning, part time) (2019)
  • MSc in Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, Radboud University (2011)
  • BSc in Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University (2007)


  • 2014: Frye Stipendium Award (scholarship for female PhD students)

Education/Academic qualification

Communication for Development, MSc, Malmö University


Award Date: 27 May 2019

Environmental Sciences, MSc, Radboud University, Nijmegen


Award Date: 31 Aug 2011

Environmental Sciences, BSc, Utrecht University


Award Date: 31 Aug 2007

External positions

Postdoctoral researcher, Aalto University

1 Jun 202031 May 2022

Fields of Science

  • 4112 Forestry
  • 1172 Environmental sciences

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.