Ama Kissi graduated as a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology in 2013. In March 2019, she obtained her PhD in Clinical Psychology under the supervision of Prof. dr. Geert Crombez, Prof. dr. Jan De Houwer, and Dr. Sean Hughes. During her PhD program she examined how rule-following affects the way in which humans engage with their environment from a functional-analytic perspective.
As of January 2020, Ama started working as a post-doctoral researcher under the supervision ofProf. dr. Tine Vervoort and Prof. dr. Dimitri Van Ryckeghem. Their research projects aim to systematically scrutinize those mechanisms(e.g., observer and pain sufferer factors) that may help explain racialized and ethnic disparities in pain care.
Besides conducting research, Ama also works as a clinical psychologist at PRAKTIJK50 and in a general practice.
- The underlying mechanisms of racialized and ethnic disparities in health care (i.e., pain care and mental health treatments)
- The role of psychosocial (e.g., cognitive processes, discrimination) and contextual factors in the experience of pain
- Mental health