1. What is the best advice ever received?
The best advice I received and I would like to give to others is to be authentic, courageous and confident. What I find in my career, is that from a place of authenticity, I can best inspire others to work with me, so that in the future they can feel empowered to find their own call.
2. What gets you out of bed every morning?
I deeply love what I am doing: my passion for excellent research that can make a difference in people’s lives is what keeps me going every day. As an academic I have the privilege to shape my research agenda towards things that matter to me like digital mental health. At the same time, this privilege comes with a deep sense of responsibility to meet such research agenda to the best of my abilities. I also love working with others, coaching and mentoring younger researchers and in particular women through being a role model.
3. What are your next milestones?
My next milestone is to continue to work together with my research group and excellent collaborators to complete the AffecTech, a European Commission’s funded project aiming to design and develop the next generation of personalised technologies for affective health. The aim is to deliver the best outcomes and to position this project as a success story in the European Research Area.
4. What is your best analog moment?
Spending time in nature with people I love.