Granic obtained her PhD at the University of Toronto. She has been a professor of Developmental Psychopathology in the Behavioural Science Institute at Radboud University since 2010. For more than 15 years, her research has focused on how to promote emotional health and well-being in youth and their families. Most of her work has examined what sorts of interventions work for anxious and aggressive children, why and how they work, and for whom they often fail. She has now turned most of her energy to understanding how video games can improve the emotional health of children and adolescents. She leads an interdisciplinary network of developmental psychologists, neuroscientists, game developers, programmers and artists whose objective is to create new games that make children and families’ lives happier, healthier, more connected and generally more fun.