I studied psychology at the University of Heidelberg and psychological research methods at the University of Glasgow, and worked in a developmental psychology lab at LMU Munich for two years. My background is in psychology, particularly infant research, but since I first learned about the "replication crisis" in psychology, I devoted more and more time to follow the discussions around ways to make research more transparent and reproducible ("open science"). Eventually this led me to switch tracks and turn to meta-science as my main research focus: In October 2017, I started my PhD in Daniël Lakens’ project "Increasing the reliability and efficiency of psychological science" at TU Eindhoven. My current research focus is on the effects and side effects of preregistration and Registered Reports, and I'm interested in the role of hypothetico-deductivism in psychologists' research practice and epistemology. I also have some expertise in frequentist approaches to statistical hypothesis testing.