I am a social psychologist at Leiden University in the Netherlands, specialising in moral psychology and intergroup processes. Much of my work comes focuses on how moral judgments intimately shape group processes and vice versa. Not only are people are more likely to act in a moral way towards people with whom they share a group membership, but these group memberships fundamentally shape what we think a moral act is. How can this peculiarity be explained? And once we understand it, how can we overcome these biases to bring about a better state for the world? My work is deeply interdisciplinary, and alongside traditional social psychological approaches I draw heavily from philosophy, evolutionary theory, and behavioural economics.
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.