I am a research associate at the Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology with a degree in psychology. Due to own experiences in competitive sports I have always been interested in exercise related behavior.
In my research I am interested in the link between motivation and behavior. I want to answer questions like “Why is it for some people harder than for others to establish an exercise routine?” and thereby helping people to adopt a more active lifestyle. I am fascinated by psychophysiological (e.g. facial expressions) and indirect measures (e.g. the Implicit Association Test) to get a more objective, unbiased indicator of the affective responses to exercise.
I have been part of the SAFE YOU+ project, an EU project aimed at combating doping in recreational and competitive sport.
Currently, I am involved in an International Research Group on COVID and Exercise, examining the impact of the current situation on our exercise behavior and well-being.