2015 PhD in Linguistics, Utrecht University

Thesis: The sociophonetics and phonology of Dutch r

🏆  Awarded AVT/Anéla Dissertation Prize, for best PhD thesis in Linguistics 2014-15. [Judges’ report (in Dutch)]
🏆  Awarded Academische Jaarprijs, Maatschappij der Nederlandse Letterkunde, for best PhD thesis in Dutch linguistics

2001 MA in English Language and Literature (cum laude), Leiden University

Thesis: English [r]-liaison: rule-based theories, Government Phonology and Optimality Theory

Teaching qualification

2016 BKO (Basiskwalificatie Onderwijs), Utrecht University

University Teaching Qualification



Assistant Professor of English linguistics | Utrecht University, Dept of Languages, Literature and Communication


Lecturer in English language and linguistics | Utrecht University, Dept of Languages, Literature and Communication


Researcher | Meertens Institute, Amsterdam


Lecturer in English linguistics | University of Leiden, LUCL/English Language and Culture


English teacher | Hogeschool Utrecht, Faculty of Education, English programme


Lecturer in English language and linguistics | Utrecht University, Dept Modern Languages


Lecturer in English linguistics | University of Leiden, English Language and Culture


Lecturer in English proficiency | Utrecht University, Institute of Foreign Languages


Lecturer in Dutch linguistics | Utrecht University, Institute of Dutch


Lecturer in English linguistics | University of Leiden, Dept of English


Junior Researcher | Utrecht University, UiL-OTS

Teaching experience

Utrecht University
I’ve been a member of the English department at Utrecht since 2011 (after previous stints as an adjunct lecturer, see above), teaching on a range of courses in linguistics. I teach courses in phonetics, phonology and sociolinguistics. I also supervise BA and MA theses on these topics. I am currently programme coordinator of the BA degree in English Language and Culture.

University of Leiden
I taught at the Leiden English department for two-and-a-half (non-consecutive) years between 2003 and 2010 on almost all linguistics courses in the BA programme.

Hogeschool Utrecht (HU University of Applied Sciences)
I taught at the HU for three years (2007-2010), on courses in linguistics, English language proficiency and teaching methodology at UG and PG level.

Academic service and memberships

Journal peer reviewer

Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics; Glossa; Isogloss; Journal of the Acoustical Society of America; Journal of Germanic Linguistics, Journal of the IPA; Journal of Phonetics; Language and Speech; Language Dynamics and Change; Linguistics in the Netherlands; Nederlandse Taalkunde, Taal en Tongval.
Chapter peer reviewer

Language Variation: European Perspectives VIII (Benjamins, 2021)

The future of dialects. Selected papers from Methods XV (Language Science Press, 2016)
Book proposal reviewer

Cambridge University Press, 2021

Routledge academic textbooks, 2017

Bloomsbury Publishing, philosophy and linguistics, 2015
Conference board member/reviewer

International Congress of the Phonetic Sciences, 2019, 2023; Laboratory Phonology, 2020; Manchester Phonology Meeting, 2019-present; Old World Conference in Phonology, 2016-2019.

Sociolinguistics Circle 2019, April 2019, Utrecht

‘r-atics 5, the fifth international symposium on rhotics, May 2016, Leeuwarden.

Association for Laboratory Phonology; AVT (Dutch Linguistics Association)