Marlies Houben is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology at Tilburg University. Her research focuses on affective dynamics in daily life, potential mechanisms underlying affective changes over time, and concurrent and prospective relationships with mental health (changes) in the general population and in persons with psychiatric diagnoses. A large part of her research has focused on understanding affective dysregulation in persons with a borderline personality disorder. In her research, she relies on experience sampling methods in which people's psychological processes are tracked using smartphones, combined with wearables that track psychophysiological responses to personally relevant stimuli in daily life. In the past years, Marlies has received several personal grants to continue her line of research and several awards including a best post award and the Young Researcher Award 2016 from The European Society for the Study on Personality Disorders.