I work as 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).
My main research interests are environmental criminology, urban sociology, social cohesion, social networks, and quantitative research methods. I mostly work within the field ‘mobility and distribution 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!
I am an avid R useR and enjoy writing useful & reusable R functions — these will be discussed in blog posts or appear on my projects page. Before R, I also used Stata, SPSS, MLWiN, Mplus for my statistical analyses.
I love scuba diving, surfing, good food (and bad food), 80s movies, and a whole bunch of other things.