Sandy did her PhD at the Brain & Development Lab at the department of Developmental Psychology, Leiden University. In her PhD project, supervised by Prof. Eveline Crone and Dr. Berna Güroğlu, Sandy focused on the neurodevelopment of empathy. The general aim of her PhD project was to investigate developmental changes and individual differences, at a behavioral and neural level, in social reorientation during adolescence, with a specific focus on empathy. Her research was supported by an NWO-VIDI grant awarded to Prof. Crone and was part of a PhD program at Leiden University, the Netherlands.
- A longitudinal analysis of neural regions involved in reading the mind in the eyes. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. (2014)
- Behavior and Neural Correlates of Empathy in Adolescents. Developmental Neuroscience. (2014)
- Fairness considerations when I know more than you do: Developmental comparisons. Frontiers in Developmental Psychology, 3, 1-8. (2012)