Fabienne is junior researcher in the SYNC lab at Erasmus University Rotterdam. In addition, she is program manager of the youth participation platform YoungXperts.

She is particularly interested in the characteristics of the current generation of adolescents. Nowadays adolescents experience different societal challenges than older generations did when they were young. Knowing how generation characteristics, societal challenges and someone’s personal environment interact and affect development will enables us to provide adolescents with tools to grow up optimally. To study this she uses both qualitative and quantitative research methods. Most importantly, she believes adolescents should have a say in the matter which is why she is actively involved in our citizen science initiatives. Via our youth participation platform YoungXperts, she organises youth participation sessions, thereby aiming to bridge the gap between science and society.

Fabienne has a background in psychobiology (University of Amsterdam, 2016). After obtaining her bachelor degree she continued with the research master Brain and Cognitive Sciences (2020) at the University of Amsterdam. She has previously worked as a research assistant in the Brain and Development Lab in Leiden and the Sleep and Cognition lab in Amsterdam.