Portret van Linda Visser
Portret van Linda Visser

Quick questions: Linda Visser

Since 1st February, Linda Visser started as Associate Professor in the Department of Developmental Psychopathology at BSI. Using some Quick-Fire Questions, Linda introduces herself.

Who are you, what position do you hold within the faculty, and since when?

My name is Linda, and I have been working as an associate professor in the Department of Developmental Psychopathology at the Behavioural Science Institute (BSI) since 1st February. I also teach Pedagogical Sciences and Educational Sciences.

What position/work did you do before this?

Before this, I worked for seven years as a Postdoc at the DIPF (Leibniz-Institut für Bildungsforschung und Bildungsinformation) in Frankfurt. That is a research institute where research is done in the field of education. I wanted a position with long-term perspectives, preferably in the Netherlands, and I am happy that I succeeded!

What are you most looking forward to in your position?

I am looking forward to doing some more teaching again! I am also looking forward to focusing more on research again this summer because teaching will be a bit quieter. 

Where can we find you? / How can you be reached?

I am usually at the Maria Montessori building on Mondays and Tuesdays, and I work at home the other days. I currently still live in Germany, but we are looking for a house in the Netherlands. When I work at home, I can be easily reached by email. 

Which film or book have you enjoyed the most?

I recently read the book Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer. That's about a boy with autism and the disaster in New York on 9/11. 

What's at the top of your bucket list?

Travel. I would love to go to Japan or Norway one day. I think Norway is a bit more feasible than Japan because of the distance. 

Which hobby makes you completely forget about time?

We have two dogs, a labrador and a mix of a dachshund and a beagle, and I love spending my time with them. Taking nice walks and playing with them is very soothing.

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