Athina Bisback

Athina BisbackAthina Bisback obtained a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology in 2015 at the University of Ghent, a Master's degree in Forensic Psychology at Maastricht University in 2017, and a Master’s degree in Statistics at the Catholic University of Leuven in 2020. Athina worked as a research assistant at Maastricht University (2015-2016) and the Catholic University of Leuven (2018-2019) under the direction of dr. Henry Otgaar. In 2016-2017, Athina worked as a "forensic psychologist in training" at Waypoint Center for Mental Health Care under the supervision of dr. Liam E. Marshall in Canada. After her return, she started working as an independent clinical psychologist in addition to her employment as a psychopedagogical consultant within the Center for Student Counseling (CLB).

Since 2019, Athina is a doctoral fellow on the FWO Odysseus research project of dr. Olivier F. Colins. This research attempts to assign the heterogeneous group of 16- and 17-year-old boys who have been send to a criminal justice institution to more homogeneous subgroups and to investigate whether and how these groups differ from school going boys. Various methods and techniques will be used for this, such as questionnaires, diagnostic interviews, psychophysiological parameters, experiments, and file information. For her PhD, Athina focuses on the relationship between emotions and personality traits within these homogeneous subgroups. In addition to her PhD, Athina is following a "Master in Criminology" at the Catholic University of Leuven (2020-2022).



Bisback, A., Favril, L., Vander Laenen, F., & Vandeviver, C. (2018). Overlijdens in detentie: zicht op oorzaken en impact. FATIK, 35(160), 7–16.

Wang, J., Otgaar, H., Bisback, A., Smeets, T., & Howe, M. L. (2019). The consequences of implicit and explicit beliefs on food preferences.Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice, 6(4), 371–385.



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