Short CV/Education and training

  • 1995
    Msc Psychology (Licentiaat "Theoretische Psychology") (great distinction), Catholic University Leuven, Belgium

  • 2001
    PhD, Maastricht University, The Netherlands (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jim van Os)

Training abroad:

  • 1994 – 1995
    Research internship at the State University of San Diego, CA and the VA Medical Center, San Diego, CA, USA

  • 1999
    March – April, Work visit to the department of Behavioral Medicine (head: Prof. A. Stone), SUNY, Stony Brook, NY, USA

Selected publications

  • Lataster J, et a. Familial Liability to Psychosis Is Associated With Attenuated Dopamine Stress Signaling in Ventromedial Prefrontal Cortex. Schizophr Bull. 2013 Jan 30.

  • Oorschot M, et al. Mobile assessment in schizophrenia: a data-driven momentary approach. Schizophr Bull. 2012 38(3):405-13.

  • Oorschot M, et al. Emotional experience in negative symptoms of schizophrenia – no evidence for a generalized hedonic deficit. Schizophr Bull. 2013 39(1):217-25.

  • Myin-Germeys I, Birchwood M, Kwapil T. From environment to therapy in psychosis: a real-world momentary assessment approach. Schizophr Bull. 2011 37(2):244-7.

  • Lardinois M, et al. Childhood trauma and increased stress sensitivity in psychosis. Acta Psychiatr Scand. 2011 Jan;123(1):28-35.

  • Myin-Germeys I, et al. Experience sampling research in psychopathology: opening the black box of daily life. Psychol Med. 2009 Sep;39(9):1533-47.

  • van Winkel R, Stefanis NC, Myin-Germeys I. Psychosocial stress and psychosis. A review of the neurobiological mechanisms and the evidence for gene-stress interaction. Schizophr Bull. 2008 34(6):1095-105.

  • Thewissen V, et al. Fluctuations in self-esteem and paranoia in the context of daily life. J Abnorm Psychol. 2008 117(1):143-53.

  • Myin-Germeys I, van Os J. Stress-reactivity in psychosis: evidence for an affective pathway to psychosis. Clin Psychol Rev. 2007 27(4):409-24.

  • Myin-Germeys I, et al. Emotional reactivity to daily life stress in psychosis. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2001 Dec;58(12):1137-44.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Principal Investigator on the project "The cognitive and affective pathway to psychosis", funded by NWO financing my own position (NWO VENI 2003; Budget: 200 000 Euro), 2003 – 2006

  • Principal Investigator on the project "The Effectiveness of Motivational Interviewing and CBT for cannabis and psychosis", funded by ZONMW, funding one PhD student (ZonMW OOG 2006, Budget: 115 000 Euro) , 2006 – 2008

  • Principal Investigator on the project "Stress-reactivity in psychosis: linking phenomenology, neurobiology and genetics", funded by NWO, funding my own position, two PhD students and the set-up of my own research lab combining ESM with PET (NWO VIDI 2006, Budget: 600 000 Euro), 2006 – 2011

  • Principal Investigator on the project "Counteracting Psychosis by Optimizing Interaction", funded by the European Research Council, funding my own position, one post-doc and 3 phd students (ERC Consolidator grant 2012, Budget: 1,500,000 Euro), 2012 – 2017

Membership in scientific bodies/juries


  • Behavioural and Brain Sciences associate, since 2001

  • Member of the International Early Psychosis Association, since 2004

  • Member of the Society of Research in Psychopathology, since 2005

  • Member of the Schizophrenia International Research Society, since 2008

  • Member of the scientific advisory board of the Society for Ambulatory Assessment, since 2008

  • Member of the executive committee of the Society for Ambulatory Assessment, since 2012


  • Review Panel Member of the European EUROCORES program on Stress and Mental Health in 2007

  • Member of the NWO (Dutch Science Foundation) TOP program committee

  • Reviewer for the Wellcome Trust (UK)

  • Reviewer for the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (Germany)

  • Reviewer for the FWO (Belgium)

  • Reviewer for the US-Israel Binational Science Foundation

  • Examiner of international doctoral theses (UK, Australia, Spain)

Editorial Boards

  • Member editorial board PLOS ONE, since 2013

  • Associate editor Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, since 2010

  • Member of the editorial board of Early interventions in Psychiatry, since 2008

  • Reviewer for all major international journals in psychiatry and for some international journals in psychology and general medicine

  • Co-editor of "Handboek Psychiatrie", released in 2012


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