Jens Allaert

I obtained my MSc in Theoretical and Experimental Psychology in 2017 at Ghent University. From 2017 – 2019 I worked as a scientific collaborator in the GHEPlab, and I did my PhD from 2019 – 2022 there too. During my time in the GHEPLab, I have gained expertise in the application of tDCS, psychophysiological assessments (pupillometry, eye-tracking, skin conductance & cardiovascular reactivity), the design of experimental methodology and statistical analyses ([generalized] linear mixed models).

Currently, I’m doing a PostDoc in the GHEPLab in which the role of expectations in tDCS effects on mechanisms (attentional control, working memory, emotion regulation) related to the pathogenesis of depression is investigated.

My overarching aim is to research how effective treatments for the prevention and treatment of symptoms of affective disorders can be further improved.