Visiting Junior Researcher
Nikki obtained a BSc and MSc degree in Rehabilitations Sciences and Physiotherapy from Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium. Currently, she is a visiting PhD student at the Department of Public and Occupational Health of Amsterdam UMC. Her PhD research at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Ghent University (Belgium), funded by Research Foundation Flanders, focusses on injury risk factors in terms of growth and maturation as well as physical performance and motor coordination in elite level Belgian football players between 9 and 15 years of age.
During her stay at Amsterdam UMC, she will work on advanced methodology in injury research, focussing on causal inference in the investigation of injury risk.