My name is Anneloes Hulsman. I have obtained a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Cognitive Neuroscience at the Radboud University Nijmegen. Currently, I am working as a PhD candidate in the EPAN lab. My research focuses on avoidance behaviour, a key symptom and important predictor of anxiety and depressive disorders. To date, it is unclear what drives avoidance behaviour. To gain a better understanding of the psychobiological mechanisms underlying avoidance, I will assess a fearful avoidance task (FAT) in a healthy control group and a transdiagnostic patient group. Ultimately, we aim to identify biomarkers to link individual differences in avoidance patterns to various therapy outcomes.