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Staff members with discipline Psychology, Clinical

Academia develops at the interface of different fields. This is one reason why the University of Groningen is home to a wide range of fields, each with a great number of subject specialists. The overview below, which is based on a standard categorization of fields, will help you find the right expert for each field. If you cannot find the expert you are looking for in this list, try searching via a related field or faculty; you may find him or her there.

Overview of all disciplines

Depressive disorder, psychological interventions, relapse prevention, chronicity, etiology, internet therapy, anti depressants, adherence to medication
Clinical Psychology, Experimental
Clinical Psycho Sexologist
dr. C. (Charmaine) Borg
Contact
c.borg rug.nl
+31 50 36 32980
Function
Researcher and Lecturer
- Experience sampling method (diary studies)
- Clinical Psychology
- Affective disorders (depression, bipolar disorder)
- Time-Series analysis, Network analysis
- Qualitative research methods
- Implementation science

I combine qualitative and quantitative research methods with the ultimate goal to investigate the potential of the experience sampling method in clinical practice. I find it important to listen to the voices of patients and clinicians and use them in my research. I strive to close the gap between science and practice as much as possible.
F.M. (Fionneke) Bos
Contact
f.m.bos01 umcg.nl
+31 50 361 5725
Function
PhD Candidate
Field / Discipline
Clinical and Developmental Neuropsychology, Hemispheric specialization, child neuropsychology, neuropsychological assessment, and dementia.
prof. dr. J.M. (Anke) Bouma
Contact
j.m.bouma rug.nl
+31 50 36 37601
Function
Professor
J. (Julian) Burger
Contact
j.burger umcg.nl
Function
drs. S.D.M. van Dijk
Contact
s.d.m.van.dijk umcg.nl
Function
No picture available
Contact
l.drpljanin rug.nl
Function
Lecturer
Prolonged grief disorder; emotion regulation; repetitive thought (worry, rumination); approach and avoidance processes; internet-based cognitive-behavioral therapy
M.C. (Maarten) Eisma, PhD
Contact
m.c.eisma rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
Field / Discipline
My background is in Health Psychology and I was originally trained as a researcher. In 2006 I graduated with my thesis entitled ‘Quality of life of testicular cancer survivors’. After my graduation I continued doing research in the field of adjustment to chronic illness (e.g., cancer, diabetes, heart disease, chronic headache). One line of work is concerned with psychological screening and interventions, a second line of work focuses on self- and goal regulation in chronically ill people. In 2008, I started to combine my research with teaching tasks and research in education. Currently, I have a key role in teaching in the bachelor of medicine, as Course Director of semester 3.2, and have the lead in developing the line Leadership development for the bachelor- and master of medicine. Recently, I received funding to set up a program on personal development for all bachelor and master students of the Faculty of Medical Sciences. Besides that I received funding to set up the interfacultaire minor 'More Healthy Years: Current Challenges in Public Health'. I integrated my educational and research aspirations within The Juggle Study, a large prospective cohort study on mental health (e.g. burnout, engagement) in medical students, for which the data collection is ongoing (it will be completed in 2024).
dr. J. (Joke) Fleer
Contact
j.fleer umcg.nl
+31 50 361 6645
Function
Associate professor
forensic psychology
dr. J. (Coby) Gerlsma
Contact
j.gerlsma rug.nl
+31 50 36 37604
Function
Assistant professor
Field / Discipline
Eating disorders, anorexia nervosa, implicit cognition, body image, experimental psychopathology, clinical psychology

websites:
https://www.rug.nl/gmw/psychology/wetenmeteneten/
https://anorexiaonderzoek.nl/
dr. K.A. (Klaske) Glashouwer
Contact
k.a.glashouwer rug.nl
Function
Researcher / Teacher
R.N. (Robin) Groen, MSc
Contact
r.n.groen umcg.nl
Function
PhD candidate
- Affect and affective disorders
- Psychopathology
- Open Science

More info: https://heiningave.github.io/aboutme
dr. V.E. (Vera) Heininga
Contact
v.e.heininga rug.nl
Function
Postdoctoral researcher
Anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, emetophobia (fear of vomiting), comorbidity (in autism spectrum disorders), cognitive behavioral therapy, assessment, treatment outcome, process research, intensive exposure programs
dr. W.J.P.J. (Wiljo) van Hout
Contact
w.j.p.j.van.hout rug.nl
+31 50 36 37609
Function
Assistant Professor
The main focus in my work is on cognitive-behavioural processes in trauma-related disorders (dissociative disorders and posttraumatic stress disorder).
dr. R.J.C. (Rafaele) Huntjens
Contact
r.j.c.huntjens rug.nl
+31 50 36 36764
Function
associate professor
Field / Discipline
I study individual differences in personality and subjective wellbeing ("happiness") and their lifespan trajectories and connections with affect/emotion/mood dynamics (internalizing problems) and the socioecology in which one lives and grows, especially intimate support relationships, daily activities, adverse events, culture, and history. I work at the University of Groningen in the Department of Psychology and in the Interdisciplinary Center Psychopathology and Emotion regulation (www.ICPE.NL). See Google.Scholar or  Researchgate for details. Currently working from home and interested in happy neurotics and the unfolding Covid-19 pandemic and the psychosocial consequences. 
dr. B.F. (Bertus) Jeronimus
Contact
b.f.jeronimus rug.nl
+31 50 36 34818
Function
Assistant professor
Deconstructing Depression (VICI project); Depression and Cardiovascular Disease (VIDI project)
prof. dr. P. (Peter) de Jonge
Contact
peter.de.jonge rug.nl
+31 50 36 36309
Function
Professor of Developmental Psychology / Director of Research
Anorexia Nervosa
Obesity
Attentional bias
Reward & punishment sensitivity
dr. N.C. (Nienke) Jonker
Contact
n.c.jonker rug.nl
Function
Postdoctoral researcher
No picture available
Contact
a.c.kamstra umcg.nl
Function
PHd student
Field / Discipline
Forensic psychology
dr. J. Karsten
Contact
j.karsten rug.nl
+31 50 36 36507
Function
Assistant Professor
Field / Discipline
Opleiden Klinisch Psychologen (art 14 BIG)
Opleiden Psychotherapeuten (art 3 BIG)
Behandeling van complexe rouw
No picture available
Contact
a.de.keijser rug.nl
+31 50 820 0560
Function
Associate professor
Field / Discipline
Autisme Spectrum Stoornissen, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, sexe-verschillen, vrouw-specifieke fenotypes neuro-ontwikkelingsstoornissen
No picture available
Contact
f.m.kok rug.nl
+31 6 1391 5136
Function
J.A.J. (Lian) van der Krieke
Contact
j.a.j.van.der.krieke umcg.nl
Function
Postdoc researcher
Field / Discipline
Lydia Laninga-Wijnen did her PhD at the department of Interdisciplinary Social Science, Utrecht University, The Netherlands. She has worked on the project "Social Network Analysis of Risk behavior in Early Adolescence" and examined the role of popular peers in the co-evolution of friendships and these behaviors. She currently works as postdoc at the University of Groningen, Department of Sociology, where she evaluates the SterkWerk program, which aims at reducing bullying in elementary schools.
A.M. (Lydia) Laninga-Wijnen, M
Contact
a.m.laninga-wijnen rug.nl
Function
Postdoctoral fellow
Grief; posttraumatic stress; traumatic loss; latent class analysis; systematic review; multilevel analysis; qualitative data analysis
dr. L.I.M. (Lonneke) Lenferink
Contact
l.i.m.lenferink rug.nl
Function
Postdoc researcher
Field / Discipline
Fear conditioning, trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorders. 
My research focuses on individual differences that make one vulnerable to develop pathological anxiety or trauma-related disorders, and on understanding pathogenic mechanisms involved to ultimately (further) develop and test (new) interventions to treat psychopathology.
dr. M.J.J. (Miriam) Lommen
Contact
m.j.j.lommen rug.nl
Function
Assistant professor
Field / Discipline
I. (Irina) Masselman, MSc
Contact
i.masselman rug.nl
Function
Dr. L. (Lisette) van der Meer, psychologist, received her PhD in cognitive neuropsychiatry. In 2011 she started working as a senior researcher at the department of Rehabilition at Lentis Psychiatric Institute, where she set up a research group focussing upon (social) cognitive rehabilitation research in severe mental illness. Since 2019 she works as an assistant professor at the department of clinical and developmental neuropsychology, from which she continues her research. In keeping her employment at Lentis, she aims to sustain the connection between research and clinical practice.  
dr. E.M. (Lisette) van der Meer
Contact
l.van.der.meer rug.nl
Function
Assistant professor
anxiety disorders and depression in children and adolescents, test anxiety, effective interventions for youth and parents, cognitive behavioural therapy, behavioural parent training, intergenerational transmission of anxiety and depression, preventie, online interventions
prof. dr. M.H. (Maaike) Nauta
Contact
m.h.nauta rug.nl
+31 50 36 36450
Function
Professor (adjunct)
D.A. (Daan) Ornée, MSc
Contact
d.a.ornee umcg.nl
+31 50 361 2774
Function
PhD Student
anxiety
intolerance of uncertainty
mindfulness
I. (Inka) Papenfuss
Contact
i.papenfuss rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
Research and interventions in the context of serious medical  illness, concerning
- Meaning-in-Life 
- Existential-experiential psychotherapy
- Attachment, loss & trauma
- Patient-therapist relationship
- Psychotherapeutic Patient-care
- Education and Supervision for PhD's, Clinical Psychologists, Psychotherapists, and Doctors in training
dr. G. (Grieteke) Pool
Contact
g.pool01 umcg.nl
+31 50 361 6639
Function
Assistant Professor & Clinical Psychologist
Psychology, Neurosciences
dr. M. (Marije) aan het Rot
Contact
m.aan.het.rot rug.nl
+31 50 36 36630
Function
Associate Professor
Health Psychology
Clinical Psychology
E-Health
Quality of Life/ Well-Being
Chronic diseases
R. (Robbert) Sanderman
Contact
r.sanderman rug.nl
Function
Full Professor
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), predictive processing, executive functions, Theory of Mind, eye-tracking
No picture available
Contact
l.i.scholten rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
No picture available
Contact
m.j.schreuder umcg.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
(1) (Predictors of) adaptation to chronic illness (cancer, diabetes, renal failure). Specific topics:
- nature of depression, subtypes of depression
- illness perceptions of depressive symptoms and need for psychological care
- posttraumatic growth/benefit finding
- emotion-regulation and self-regulation
- mindfulness and self-compassion.

(2) Feasibility, acceptability, and effectiveness of psychological screening and interventions and underlying mechanisms of change, with a specific focus on individual Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
dr. M.J. (Maya) Schroevers
Contact
m.j.schroevers umcg.nl
Function
Associate Professor
Depression
Mental imagery
C. (Christien) Slofstra
Contact
c.slofstra rug.nl
+31 50 36 36927
Function
PhD
(Self-)Disgust
Body Image 
Eating Disorders
Autobiographical Memory
P. (Paula) von Spreckelsen
Contact
p.von.spreckelsen rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
E.C.D. (Elise) van der Stouwe, MSc
Contact
e.c.d.van.der.stouwe rug.nl
Function
Clinical psychology and experimental psychopathology
M.R. (Marjolein) Thunnissen, MSc
Contact
m.r.thunnissen rug.nl
Function
PhD Student
Psycho-oncology, Self-esteem, cognitive biases, depression, anxiety, Parkinson's disease, implicit vs. explicit processes

I am currently researching whether psychosocial factors like depression can predict the onset of cancer
dr. L.A. (Lonneke) van Tuijl
Contact
l.a.van.tuijl rug.nl
+31 50 361 6655
Function
Post-doctorate researcher
Field / Discipline
Angst- en dwangstoornissen 
Chronische depressie
PTSS
EMA/ESM
Netwerkbenadering van psychopathologie
Casus Conceptualisatie
Therap-i
drs. D.C. (Date) van der Veen
Contact
d.c.van.der.veen umcg.nl
Function
Clinical Psychologist / researcher
Field / Discipline
Epidemiology, Psychotic disorders, Transcultural Psychiatry, Global Mental Health, Virtual Reality
dr. W.A. (Wim) Veling
Contact
w.veling umcg.nl
+31 50 361 2132
Function
Psychiatrist, Adjunct Professor Psychiatry
GZ psycholoog
Erkende psychotherapeute in Duitsland
Cognitieve gedragstherapie
Acceptance & commitment therapie (ACT)
EMDR
F.E. (Friederike) Vieten, MSc
Contact
f.e.vieten rug.nl
Function
Field / Discipline
A.M. (Alicia) de Vries
Contact
a.m.de.vries umcg.nl
Function
PhD
Development and treatment of affective disorders (mood and anxiety) over the life course, meta-science.
dr. Y.A. de Vries
Contact
y.a.de.vries rug.nl
Function
Researcher/lecturer
My main research interests lie in the development of patient-centered diagnostic and risk-prediction models for use in psychiatric practice. More specifically, my research focuses on the methodological and statistical approaches that are needed to develop such models in evidence-based research. My methodological/statistical interests lie in (1) Modern Psychometrics, (2) Modeling of (intensive) longitudinal data, (3) Prediction Modeling and (4) Machine Learning.
As part of my job, I work as a statistical advisor for researchers in the UMCG Department of Psychiatry and in affiliated mental healthcare institutions.
K.J. (Klaas) Wardenaar
Contact
k.j.wardenaar umcg.nl
Function
Senior researcher
medical communication, education, psychosocial oncology
No picture available
Contact
h.wiel umcg.nl
Function
Professor in health psychology
Sanctierecht
Forensische Psychiatrie
Jeugdstrafrecht
dr. mr. M.J.F. (Michiel) van der Wolf
Contact
m.j.f.van.der.wolf rug.nl
Function
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