I study creativity: The thinking processes that make the creation of new, useful, and elegant ideas, solutions, and products possible. My research explores creative task performance and its relationships with topics such as emotion, mind wandering, and prediction; which I study in new ways by combining digital media, sensor technologies, and ecologically valid tasks; and which results I aim to translate into tools and technologies that help people get more out of their creative capabilities in professional practice. I am currently an assistant professor at the Department of Communication and Cognition, Tilburg University, and teach at their New Media Design program. I received a PhD in Creativity Science from City, University of London, an MSc in Media Technology from Leiden University, and a BFA in Autonomous Art from the ArtScience Interfaculty of the Royal Academy of Art and the Royal Conservatoire, The Hague.
I specialise in the following topics: