Short CV/Education and training

  • 1996
    M.Sc. in psychology, specialising in biological psychology, Utrecht University

    Ph.D. in developmental neuroimaging, Utrecht University

    Head of the NICHE Lab, Dept of Psychiatry, UMC Utrecht Affiliated international faculty, Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, New York

    Head of Research in Developmental Disorders, Dept. of Psychiatry, UMC Utrecht

    Professor of Developmental Disorders of the Brain, Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience, University Medical Center (UMC) Utrecht

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • European Network on Hyperactivity Disorders (EUNETHYDIS) – member of executive committee, since 2010

  • European College of Neuropsychopharmacology: Scientific Advisory Panel on Child and Adolescent Neuropsychopharmacology, since 2009

  • Cognitive Neuroscience Society: member

  • Organisation for Mapping of the Human Brain: member

  • Society for Neuroscience: member

  • Association for Psychological Science: member

  • The Young Academy (DJA) of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences (KNAW): Member of the board, 2009 – 2011

  • Jury for the Eurekaprijs voor wetenschapscommunicatie, 2013

  • UMC Utrecht Internationalisation Committee: chair, since 2012

  • National Initiative on Brain and Cognition (NIHC) committee for Brain and Cognition; an Integrated Approach

  • Jury for KNAW Heineken prizes & Junior Heineken prizes, since 2011

  • KNAW Ter Meulen Fund Committee

  • NWO MaGW VENI Committee – NWO is the largest funding agency in the Netherlands, 2011

  • NWO Mozaiek Committee (Mozaiek is a PhD-grant for talented students from ethnic minorities), 2009

  • Expert Panel Breinhuis (Breinhuis is an initiative to develop a permanent exhibition on the brain for Nemo, the Dutch science museum)

  • Hersenstichting Platform "the Brain and nutrition"

  • UMC Utrecht Medical Ethical Review Board – Child Chamber, 2008 – 2012

  • 19 thesis and PhD defense committees nationally and internationally, since 2005


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