Since September of 2022, I’ve been working as a PhD-candidate at the University of Twente. During my PhD project, I examine the impact of a criminal trial on prolonged grief, posttraumatic stress, and depression levels of people bereaved by an intentional plane disaster (flight MH17).

In this context, I will be determining whether characteristics of a criminal trial should be considered as risk factors for developing psychopathology. Additionally, I will ascertain whether the experiences of MH17 bereaved people with the criminal justice system are similar to the experiences of people bereaved by homicide and vehicular homicide.

Educational background:

  • Bachelor degree (2018-2021): Psychology (English track) at the Radboud University in Nijmegen
  • Master degree (2021-2022): Clinical Forensic Psychology & Victimology at the University of Groningen


  • Lonneke Lenferink (daily supervisor & co-promotor)
  • Gerben Westerhof (promotor)
  • Maarten Kunst (promotor)
  • Jos de Keijser (co-promotor)


  • Psychology

    • Grief
    • Mixed Methods
    • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
    • Close Relationship
    • Depression
    • Emotional Support
    • Expectations
    • Regression Analysis



University of Twente

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