In my work I use datavisualizations to make my work insightful. This helps me explain my work to colleagues and students but also so the public. This was one of the aims of my book 'Atlas van ons brein', as visual information is processed faster than text we may as well make use of that when communicating complex topics. I also advice policy makers, which you can read for example in this
report of the Dutch eduction council.
Trough co-creation I involve societal stakeholders in my research. I believe this method may have insightful contributions on how research develops, and answer pressing questions that have societal impact. In one of these projects I organize a Lorentz workshop
'Rethinking sex differences in mental health' where neuroscientist and clinicians come together to discuss how we can better study sex differences in the brain to help individuals with mental health problems. In addition, I will work with a youth panel
, to discuss this issue and herewith guide a research agenda that answers both fundamental questions and has societal impact.