The BAPS expert list gives an overview of BAPS members with their areas of expertise. This list can be used by the general public and by media to contact experts in specific domains of psychology.
The BAPS expert list offers an overview of BAPS members who are experts in the domain of psychology. This list can be used by the general public and media to find Belgian researchers with expertise in a specific topic. The expert list is contains contact information of each expert, keywords describing their expertise, and a short biography. To search the list, use the search function of your web browser (e.g., control+f or command+f).
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Full professor (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
Keywords: hearing loss, development, audition, speech perception in noise, neurophysiology
I have obtained my PhD in 2015, working on speech perception in noise in children with dyslexia. Then, I moved across the globe for 3 postdocs (Boston University; University College London; Ecole Normale Supérieure) all dedicated to auditory neurophysiological processing in children and adults. I am now an assistant professor at ULB, working on maturation of the auditory pathway, with a special interest for adolescent development.
De Houwer, Jan
Full professor (Ghent University)
Keywords: implicit bias, conditioning, scientific integrity
My research is related to the manner in which spontaneous (automatic) preferences are learned and can be measured. Regarding the learning of preferences, I focus on the role of stimulus pairings (i.e., conditioning). With regard to the measurement of preferences, I examine the nature and utility of various reaction time measures. Other interests include fear conditioning, learning via instructions and observation, the relation between learning, persuasion, and impression formation.
Full professor (Ghent University)
Keywords: eating problems, children, adolescents, developmental psychopathology
Lien Goossens is appointed as professor at the Department of Developmental, Personality and Social Psychology of Ghent University. She is part of the research group Clinical Developmental Psychology. Since 2004, she built expertise in studying psychopathology in youth with a focus on studying the development, maintenance and treatment of eating-and weight related problems. She collaborates with several other disciplines and important stakeholders in the field (e.g. Eetexpert).
Full professor (KU Leuven)
Keywords: social cognition, health psychology, verbal communication, stereotypes and stereotype change, risk perception and risk communication
Vera Hoorens holds doctoral degrees in psychology (KU Leuven, 1990) and in arts (history; University of Groningen, 2011). She has held positions at the University of Groningen (assistant professor) and Tilburg University (associate professor) and has been a visiting scholar at universities in the UK, France, Germany, and the US. She is the author of numerous scientific publications and several novels and radioplays. She is married and has twin daughters.
Full professor (UCLouvain)
Keywords: emotion, personality, health, memory, covid19
Olivier Luminet is research director at the Belgian Fund for Scientific Research (FRS-FNRS), professor of psychology at the University of Louvain (UCLouvain) and at the Free University of Brussels (ULB). He is past-president of the Belgian Association for Psychological Sciences (BAPS). His central research interests are the interactions between emotion, personality and health, and between emotion, identity and memories (at the individual and at the collective levels). He is also involved on res
Full professor (University of Liège)
Keywords: working (short-term) memory, language, neurodevelopment and neuropsychological disorders, cognitive neuroscience, cognitive training
I am a professor at the departments of psychology and speech & language pathology of the University of Liège. I am directing the cognitive psychology and neuroscience (PsyNCog) research unit. I am teaching classes in speech perception, child neuropsychology, cognitive neurosciences, and philosophy of psychological science. I am interested in the cognitive and neural foundations of working memory and language, as well as their disruption and treatment in children and adult patient populations.
Van Gucht, Dinska
Post-doc (Thomas More University of Applied Sciences)
Keywords: conditioning, vaping, craving, smoking cessation, tobacco harm reduction
Associate professor (VUB)
Keywords: Psychological contract, Burnout, Employee wellbeing, Research methods, Evidence-Based Management
Tim Vantilborgh is Associate Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He studies exchange relationship and psychological contracts between employees and employers (i.e., what are the mutual obligations between employees and employers; what happens when obligations are not fulfilled), employee wellbeing and burnout. He teaches research methods to bachelor students in psychology and evidence-based management to master students in Work and Organizational Psychology.
Van Assche, Jasper
Keywords: Intergroup relations, individual differences, political attitudes, prejudice, self-determination theory
Jasper Van Assche is a lecturer at the Center for Social & Cultural Psychology (CESCUP; Université Libre de Bruxelles). He completed his dissertation in 2018. He authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications, and he is Editor-In-Chief of Journal of Social Psychology Research. He has also received the BAPS Best PhD Award 2019 and the Prix de Psychologie, awarded by the Royal Academy. His research deals with the role of diversity in society, political attitudes, intergroup relations, and prejudice.