I am a researcher at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR), a research institute of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).

Most of my work is on the ‘geography of crime’: I describe spatial and temporal variations in crime, and explain these variations as a function of the characteristics of places and of how potential offenders, potential victims, informal and formal guardians use their spatial environment over daily and weekly time cycles.

I'm always open for collaboration. Send me an email if you're interested!

Here is my curriculum vitae.

I am an avid R useR, but I also have experience with Stata, SPSS, MLWiN, and Mplus.

Are you interested in situational and spatial criminology? Consider joining the ‘Space, Place, and Crime’ working group of the European Society of Criminology.

I was awarded a Veni grant in 2012 to conduct independent research for a period of three years (€247,500), and I was successful co-applicant of two NWO Research Talent grants in 2016 and 2017 (respectively €219,474 and €224,201).

I obtained my PhD degree in 2011 at the Department of Sociology/Interuniversity Centre for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS) of Utrecht University.

I love scuba diving, surfing, good food (and bad food), 80s movies, and a whole bunch of other things.