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BAPS Junior Board

The mission of the Junior Board is to bring together junior scholars (master, PhD, post-doc) in Psychological Sciences from all around Belgium. The two main goals of the Junior Board are 1) to foster scientific collaboration between junior and senior researchers, mainly at a national level, and 2) to address the specific difficulties junior researchers might face during their early academic careers.

Mission

The mission of the Junior Board is to bring together junior scholars (master, PhD, post-doc) in Psychological Sciences from all around Belgium. As such, we aim to represent and serve junior scholars from all Belgian universities and all domains within Psychology. The Junior Board adheres to the same principles as the BAPS Executive Committee with which it interacts closely. 

The two main goals of the Junior Board are: 

  1. To foster scientific collaboration between junior and senior researchers, mainly at a national level.
  2. To address the specific difficulties junior researchers might face during their early academic careers. Therefore, the BAPS Junior Board is particularly interested in topics concerning the well-being of junior researchers and their integration within and outside of academia.  

Additionally, the Junior board aims at intensively promoting Open Science within the field of Psychology, and to raise awareness about researchers’ ecological footprint, especially when travelling abroad. Finally, the Junior board aims at reflecting on how new (social) communication tools (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, blogs) can help to disseminate scientific research to the broader scientific community and the general public.​

The BAPS Junior Board is a partner of the Belgian Federation of Psychology Students,  a new non-profit student organisation that strives towards a strong network between Belgian psychology students across different universities in Belgium.  Check their website here: https://www.bfps.be/

Coline Grégoire

Coline Grégoire

Representative in EC (ULiège)

Coline Grégoire is a PhD student in cognitive psychology in the Psychology and Neuroscience of Cognition Research Unit at ULiège. Her doctoral research examines the unity and specificity of inhibitory processes in working memory and language by investigating different types of verbal and visual inhibition and their impairment in healthy and brain injured older people using a behavioral approach and a functional neuroimaging approach (fMRI). She is delegate of the Junior Board and the representative at the Executive Committee of the BAPS.

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Elise Grimm

Elise Grimm

Advisor (UCLouvain)

Elise Grimm is a PhD student at the Research Institute of Psychological Sciences at UCLouvain. She is interested in the role of executive functioning in the emotional regulation of stressful experiences using subjective and physiological measures of stress. She is a member of the Louvain Experimental Psychopathology lab.

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Charlotte Eben

Charlotte Eben

Advisor (UGent)

Charlotte Eben is a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Experimental Psychology at
Ghent University. Her research focuses on behavioral and emotional responses to action outcomes, more specifically to gambling outcomes such as wins and losses. 

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Sandra Invernizzi

Sandra Invernizzi

Advisor (UMons)

Sandra Invernizzi is a Ph.D. student in neuropsychology in the Cognitive Psychology and Neuropsychology department of the UMONS. Her doctoral research examines the semantic memory and its differential impairment in the pathological contexts of Alzheimer disease and late-life depression. Her research is based on priming protocols designed to explore separately automatic propagation of activation and semantic executive.

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Yesim Ozuer

Yesim Ozuer

Advisor (KU Leuven)

Yesim is a Phd student at the Health Psychology group at KU Leuven. Her research is on aversive reactions to innocuous sounds with a focus on three conditions: misophonia, hyperacusis and bothersome tinnitus. She uses qualitative assessment tools and experimental research designs to study the etiology of three conditions while investigating the possible underlying learning accounts (i.e. referential learning).

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Valentina Sagmeister

Valentina Sagmeister

Communication officer (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

Valentina is a PhD student in Work and Organisational Psychology (WOP) at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). She studies burnout from a dynamic network perspective. The focus hereby lays on the interaction of symptoms, which is what makes a person experience a burned-out state. Given the novelty of this conceptualisation in burnout research, she wishes for her thesis has theoretical as well as practical implications for her field. 

Charlène Aubinet

Charlène Aubinet

Advisor (ULiège)

Charlène Aubinet is a postdoctoral researcher in the Psychology and Neuroscience of Cognition Research Unit and in the Coma Science Group – GIGA-Consciousness at ULiège. She was graduated in 2020, with a PhD on residual language abilities in patients with disorders of consciousness. Her postdoctoral research mainly aims to dissociate language and consciousness impairment and recovery in these post-comatose patients with severe brain injury. Her interests include the validation of behavioral and language-specific assessment tools, neuroimaging research and language rehabilitation in this challenging population, as well as consciousness and implicit/explicit language processes. 
 

Sara Kassas

Sara Kassas

Secretary (ULB)

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