I am a social and moral psychologist at Leiden University in the Netherlands (and, from April 2019, the University of Kent in the UK).
I specialize in moral judgment, perceptions of moral character, and parochial altruism. My research investigates topics such as how we incorporate (im)partiality into our moral judgments; how we infer character from moral judgments and why this is important; how morality is central to perceptions of personal and social identity; and how group processes shape moral judgment and vice versa. My work is deeply interdisciplinary, and alongside traditional social psychological approaches I draw heavily from philosophy, evolutionary theory, and behavioural economics. I am particularly interested in the practical implications of my work for tackling large scale societal issues like environmental sustainability and poverty relief.
Here are some of my recent publications. Please click on the button below for more a full publication list, along with overviews of the papers and links to download.
Marie-Sklodowska-Curie “LEaDing” Fellow
From 2018 to 2020, I received an award co-funded by Leiden University and the Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Foundation to enable me to work with Carsten De Dreu for two years integrating my work on moral decision making with research on parochial morality.
Fulbright Research Fellow
From 2015-2016 I received a Fulbright Postgraduate Award to work at Harvard University with Mina Cikara and Fiery Cushman.
ESRC Graduate Scholarship
My Graduate studies at the University of Oxford were funded by the Economic and Social Research Council of the United Kingdom, and I received the only psychology award offered at our university offered in that year.