Bio

In 2009, I graduated cum laude with a master degree in Pedagogy (specialized in Learning and Development) from the Radboud University. After obtaining my master’s degree, I started working as a child psychologist at Mytylschool Roosendaal. In addition, I started working as a research assistant at the lectureship Support for People with an Intellectual Disability of the HAN University of Applied Sciences and as a teacher at Radboud University. As of September 2011, I started as a science practitioner at Dichterbij from where I started my PhD research at the Academic Collaborative Centre Living with an Intellectual Disability (AWVB) at Tranzo, Tilburg University (supervisors: prof. P.J.C.M. Embregts and prof. C. Schuengel). I defended my dissertation "Motivation, well-being, and living with a mild intellectual disability: A Self-Determination Theory perspective" on 17 March 2017. Currently, I am working as a postdoc researcher at the (AWVB).

Recent publications

  1. People with intellectual disabilities living in care facilities engag…

    Bakkum, L., Schuengel, C., Sterkenburg, P. S., Frielink, N., Embregts, P. J. C. M., de Schipper, J. C., ten Brug, A., & Tharner, A. (2021). People with intellectual disabilities living in care facilities engaging in virtual social contact: A systematic review of the feasibility and effects on well-being. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities. ,
  2. A thematic analysis into the experiences of people with a mild intell…

    Embregts, P. J. C. M., van den Bogaard, K. J. H. M., Frielink, N., Voermans, M. A. C., Thalen, M., & Jahoda, A. (2021). A thematic analysis into the experiences of people with a mild intellectual disability during the COVID-19 lockdown period. International Journal of Developmental Disabilities.
  3. Experiences and needs of direct support staff working with people wit…

    Embregts, P. J. C. M., Tournier, T., & Frielink, N. (2021). Experiences and needs of direct support staff working with people with intellectual disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic: A thematic analysis. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 34(2), 480-490.
  4. Experiences of mothers caring for a child with an intellectual disabi…

    Embregts, P. J. C. M., Heerkens, G. C. J., Frielink, N., Giesbers, S. A. H., Vromans, L., & Jahoda, A. (2021). Experiences of mothers caring for a child with an intellectual disability during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Netherlands. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 65(8), 760-771.
  5. The experiences of psychologists working with people with intellectua…

    Embregts, P. J. C. M., Tournier, T., & Frielink, N. (2021). The experiences of psychologists working with people with intellectual disabilities during the COVID-19 crisis. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities.

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