I am a PhD Candidate at the “Diversity and Inclusion in Organizations” project, at the department of Social, Health & Organization Psychology of Utrecht University. My promotors are prof. dr. Naomi Ellemers and prof. dr. Jojanneke van der Toorn.
In this project, I examine the factors that are involved in effective diversity management including the obstacles that people from diverse backgrounds (e.g. ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+, gender, people with a disability) face in entering and succeeding in the workplace and how these may be overcome.
A problem many organizations face is recruiting people from diverse backgrounds. Obstacles that people face here are group-based stereotypes and prejudices, which influence hiring decisions. On the workplace itself, organizations struggle with creating an organizational climate where everyone feels included. It is important that people from various backgrounds, beliefs and identities can be their authentic selves around other. I am interested in how organizations can create such an environment for everyone, both majorty as well as minority groups.
My general interests lie in group processes, emotion research and creating open and reproducible science.