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    My early career I spent at the Faculty of Human Movement Sciences in Amsterdam, where I obtained my MSc in 2001, and PhD in 2005, under the supervision of Peter Beek, Lieke Peper, and Dan Bullock. I spent another 4 years in Amsterdam on a NWO-funded (VENI) postdoctoral project, followed by a short post-doc project with Pieter Medendorp in Nijmegen. Next, I moved to Canada to work with Doug Crawford at the Centre for Vision Research (York University). Subsequently, I started my position as a Lecturer at QUB in October 2012.

    I am currently funded through a Marie Curie FP7 Career Integration Grant, on a project examining spatial and termporal aspects of eye-hand coordination.

    Research Interests

    My research focuses on eye-hand coordination of reaching movements to stationary objects (such as picking up a cup of coffee) as well as moving objects (such as catching and hitting movements). I examine how (predominantly visual) information is transformed by the brain into adequate motor commands. I study this at a fundamental level in laboratory tasks as well as in more applied (sports) situations, using behavioural experiments (in combination Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) in real and virtual situations and neurocomputational modeling.


    I am teaching undergraduate students Research Methods and Statistics, Perception and Psychobiology, and The Psychology of Movement Performance. At the MSc level (Psychology of Performance Enhancement in Sport and Health), I teach Measuring and Evaluating Performance, Psychology of Movement Performance: Theoretical Approaches, and Psychological Dynamics of Movement Performance. I also coordinate the thesis module in this MSc.

    I am supervising Sinéad Reid in a PhD project Eye-hand coordination in space and time.


    I am the School's International Studies Advisor, which means I help both ingoing and outgoing students for any of the available international programmes (e.g., Erasmus, Study Abroad).

    Frequent Journals

    • Experimental Brain Research

      ISSNs: 0014-4819

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1432-1106

      Springer Verlag

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 1.95 SJR 0.899 SNIP 0.865


    • Journal of Vision

      ISSNs: 1534-7362

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1534-7362

      Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Inc.

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 2.01 SJR 1.561 SNIP 1.023



      ISSNs: 0022-2895


      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 1.38 SJR 0.518 SNIP 0.746


    • PLoS One

      ISSNs: 1932-6203

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1932-6203

      Public Library of Science

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 3.02 SJR 1.1 SNIP 1.123


    • Biological cybernetics

      ISSNs: 0340-1200

      Springer Verlag

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 1.48 SJR 0.396 SNIP 0.809


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