As an economist I have always been interested in the behavioural side of finance and economics. In my job as finance teacher at the Hogeschool Utrecht I have experienced how important it is to provide good financial guidance for students. Financial stress can have an enormous impact on the quality of life and study progression of students. Therefore, my research is focused on fostering healthy financial behaviour among students. My goal is to design and test interventions that foster healthy financial behaviour and thereby reduce financial stress.
With my research, I hope to contribute to improved financial guidance of students, in order to reduce their stress levels and prevent unneccesary build-up of debt.