Mission statement 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. 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, and 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/
Current Members of the Junior Board
Charlotte Eben is a PhD student at the department of Experimental Psychology at Ghent University. Her research focuses on cognitive (control) mechanisms and their role in gambling. Currently, she investigates changes in response speed after sub-optimal outcomes such as errors or losses.
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.
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 events across the lifespan, using both subjective and physiological measures of stress. She is a member of the Louvain Experimental Psychopathology lab and the Research Group on Public Health and Aging.
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. https://staff.umons.ac.be/Sandra.INVERNIZZI/pubsfr.html
Annelies Minne is a master’s student at the KU Leuven. She is enrolled in the abbreviated master of psychology, Theory and Research. She is President and BAPS Liaison at the Belgian Federation for Psychology Students (BFPS). In the Junior Board, she will represent master’s students and she will ensure a positive collaboration between the Junior Board and BFPS.
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). https://www.kuleuven.be/wieiswie/en/person/00141139
Juul Vossen is a PhD student at the Work and Organisational Psychology department at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He is interested in the temporal dynamics of the creation and maintenance of psychological contracts and more specifically how psychological contracts evolve after perceptions of breach.