• Management and vocational courses
  • Art History (various modules)
  • International Humantarian Law (Red Cross)
  • European and International Law, University of London
  • Law, University of Utrecht
  • Assistant in training in criminal law, Catholic University Brabant, Tilburg 1993-1997
  • PhD in Law, Catholic University Brabant, TIlburg 1998


  • Advocacy 1998-1999
  • Member of the Board, Ter Peel 'womens's prison, Evertsoord (Limburg) 1999-2001
  • Member of the Board, Dubrava Prison (Kosovo), under the UNMIK 2000-2001
  • Location director, young offenders' institution 'De Leij', Vught, 2001-2007
  • Member of House of Representatives, since March 2007