My academic background in psychology and education has made it very clear to me that I’m in the right place, when I get to help people develop their potential and get past their perceived limitations.
Peter has a bachelor’s degree in psychology & neuroscience, along with a master’s degree in legal psychology. He’s been working since he was 14 and started working positions in everything from the food industry, to car dealerships, nursing homes and promotional/recruitment work. Furthermore, he served as an elected member of the faculty council for 4 years, during his studies.
After graduating from Maastricht University, he played around with entrepreneurship (mostly in the direction of coaching) and recruitment for a short while, before quickly being pulled back into academic life for teaching positions, which he has been very happily doing for over a decade now.
After returning to Maastricht University for a teaching position, he was quickly asked to co-coordinate the research practical, together with a highly respected colleague. This gave him oversight over around 40 different research projects each year, along with valuable experience as a member of an ethical committee, helping others improve their research designs and analyses, all resulting in a yearly research conference that the two of them organized and hosted together.
His main expertise, as a legal psychologist, was in deception (both theses written on the topic), interrogation, stress and memory functioning. Later on, he further elaborated on his knowledge and skills regarding neuropsychology, motivation, psychopathology and education, among others.
At CB, he applies his skillset in multiple ways, which include teaching research-related courses, courses in the psychological minor, being a supervisor for graduation projects and functioning as a progress coach for students (mainly) from year 1 & 2.
Fields of expertise
- Behavioral analysis & change management
- Research design & data analysis
- Stress-related & motivational coaching
- Unlocking potential
During my bachelor’s degree, I wrote my thesis on using behavioural indicators to detect deception, whereas for my master’s degree, I decided to focus more on verbal cues and written material to determine the veracity of statements. Later on, I supervised research projects in these same areas, but also on topics such as stress, motivation and education.
- Teaching qualification (BKO), awarded in 2018 at Maastricht University
- Master’s degree in Legal Psychology, graduated in 2014 from Maastricht University
- Bachelor’s degree in Psychology & Neuroscience, graduated in 2011 from Maastricht University