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University Medical Center Groningen

dr. E. Nederhof

Post-doc

Research

Currently, I am working as a post doctoral researcher at the lab of prof. dr J (Hans) Ormel and prof. dr AJ (Tineke) Oldehinkel, the  Interdisciplinary Center Psychopathology and Emotion regulation (ICPE), UMCGroningen . I am studying genetic and programming effects of stressful life events on temperament and stress-reactivity in childhood and adolescence in a large cohort study TRAILS (TRacking Adolescents’ Individual Lifes Survey). I am project leader of an ESF funded EuroSTRESS project called: “ Developmental Programming in Adolescence? The Imprint of Adolescent Social Stress on Adaptive Capacity” and supervising the PhD student appointed on this project .

Recently, I edited a special section (scroll down) about 'The Mismatch Hypothesis of Psychiatric Disease' for Physiology and Behavior.

Oct-Dec 2012: Visiting scholar at the University of Arizona, USA, with prof. dr Bruce Ellis. The main topic was adaptive calibration of biological sensitivity to context.

2008-2012: Post doctoral researcher at the ICPE, UMCGroningen, with prof. dr J (Hans) Ormel and prof. dr AJ Oldehinkel (see above).

2007-2008: Post doctoral reasearcher in the lab of prof. dr Romain Meeusen, department of Human Physiology and Sports Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium. The main topic of my studies in Brussels was the predictive value of information processing speed, and cardiovascular and HPA axis reactivity for the outcome of stress in athletes, students and military personnel.

2003-2007: PhD in Medical Sciences, completed at the department of Human Movement Sciences at the University of Groningen, Netherlands. The title of my thesis is: “Psychomotor Speed as a Marker for Overtraining in Athletes: A Multidisciplinary Approach”.

2002-2003: Master thesis at the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada with prof. dr Craig Hall on Imagery in athletes and exercisers.

2001: Master thesis at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland with prof. dr Taru Lintunen on self-perceptions in Finnish Adolescents in data from the Health Behaviour of School-aged Children (HBSC) study.

 

Education

2003-2007: Graduate student at the Graduate School Behavioral and Cognitive Neurosciences (BCN).

1997-2003: MSc Human Movement Sciences at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands. Dr Frank Bakker was my master's advisor.

2001-2002: Teacher education at Human Movement Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands.

2000-2001 European Master in Exercise and Sport Psychology. Half of the program was completed at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, half at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Advisors: prof. dr. Taru Lintunen and dr. Frank Bakker.

 

Scholarships and prizes

Travel grant from the University of Arizona for three month visit (2012).

Grant from the European Science Foundation (ESF) for organising a symposium about "The mismatch hypothesis of psychiatric disease" (2011).

Travel grant from the European Mind and Metabolism Association (EMMA) to visit the ESF workshop “The Adolescent Brain: New Insights from Clinical and Animal Models”. Rome (2009).  

Co-applicant of the project “The use of psychophysiological parameters to optimize training and coaching practices of top athletes” granted by the Top Sport Manager of Flanders, Belgium (2007).  

Study grant from the Graduate School for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurosciences (BCN), University of Groningen. Granted working visit at the Vrije Universiteit in Brussels, Belgium (2007).  

Award for PhD student in the field of medicine, granted by Van Walree Fonds, Royal Dutch Academy for Arts and Sciences to visit ACSM conference ( 2006) .

Co-applicant of the project “ Prevention of overtraining syndrome in young (elite) athletes: Development of a monitor and advanced techniques for clinical diagnosis” granted in the program Sports, Exercise and Health of ZonMw, the Netherlands organisation for health research and development (2005).

Second prize Young Investigators Award European Sport Psychology Federation (FEPSAC). Prize for second best poster presentation of young investigators at four-annual congress ( 2003)  

Award for best master student of each specialisation of Human Movement Sciences at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam: Gerrit-Jan van Ingen Schenau Award. Granted six month scientific training in Canada ( 2002)  

Travel grant awarded by Hendrik Mullers Vaderlandsch Fund for six months scientific training in Canada ( 2002)  

Travel grant awarded by Vrije Universiteit Fund for six month scientific training in Canada ( 2002)  

Erasmus travel grant for six months scientific training in Finland (2000).

 

 

Other international activities

Project leader of an ESF fundedproject called: “Developmental Programming in Adolescence? The Imprint of Adolescent Social Stress on Adaptive Capacity” in the EuroSTRESS programme. I am supervising the PhD student appointed on this project (Jan 2009 – Dec 2012).

Summer School on Neurodevelopment, Programming and Phenotypic Plasticity. Programme of European Neuroscience Schools (PENS) at Rhodes, Greece (Sep 2009).

Member of the board of the European Network for Young Specialists in Sport Psychology (ENYSSP)(2003-2007).

Co-applicant of the project “Predicting the rise of burnout syndrome among European citizens (PROBE)” for the 6th Framework Program NEST. Proposal was rejected in the second round (2005).

 

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Contactgegevens

Interdisciplinair Centrum Psychopathologie en Emotieregulatie (ICPE)

Kamer:
Triadegebouw, ingang 24, kamer Kz1.11
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