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Staff members with discipline Behavioural Sciences

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

Corporate Governance, Board Effectiveness, Board-TMT Interactions and Processes
F.K. (Fabian) Ahrens
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PhD student
My research explores the psychological consequences of inequitable wealth distribution (unevenly distributed wealth within a population) and their impact on consumers' decision making. With this line of research, my aim is to (1) further our understanding of the negative consequences of economic inequality on societally relevant outcomes, which has policy implications and enables researchers to develop relevant interventions, and (2) demonstrate how a macroeconomic condition can interact with sociological and psychological variables to predict consumer behavior. 
S.A.E.G. (Sumaya) Albalooshi, Dr
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sumaya.albalooshi rug.nl
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Assistant Professor
Auditory and speech perception with hearing-impaired listeners and users of auditory prostheses. Psychophysics, medical engineering, neurosciences, linguistics.
prof. dr. ir. D. (Deniz) Baskent
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d.baskent umcg.nl
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Professor
- Giftedness
- Twice-exceptional
- Special educational needs
E.J. Beckmann, MSc
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e.j.beckmann rug.nl
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Junior research assistant
Management control
Behavioral management control
Management accounting
Disclosure quality
L. (Lucia) Bellora-Bienengräber, Dr
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l.bellora-bienengraeber rug.nl
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Assistant Professor of Accounting
Joint PhD at Maquarie University of Sydney
F. (Flavia) Berlinghieri
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f.berlinghieri rug.nl
+31 6 2935 5189
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PhD student
I am working on Urban Adaptivity within the domain of planning theory and operationalizing it to the real world. To do so, I find the term "15-Minute City" and its potentials very relevant to operationalize adaptive planning to its place and space.
H. (Hamidreza) Biabani Moghaddam, M
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h.biabani.moghaddam rug.nl
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PhD student
After my education in communication science, social psychology and sociology, I started my PhD project in August 2017 in the department Health Psychology. My project (financed by the Dutch Cancer Society (KWF Kankerbestrijding)) is on the care needs of cancer patients who suffer from depressive symptoms. During my project, I will conduct three studies; the first is an ESM study on depressive symptoms to see which symptoms are most central in cancer patients. The second study is a longitudinal study to examine how barriers, coping mechanisms, social support levels, and illness perceptions make that a large group of cancer patients with depressive symptoms does not seek help for these symptoms. In this study we will also examine if depressive symptoms decrease over time and how this relates to coping mechanisms, social support levels and illness perceptions. In a qualitative study, we will examine underlying ideas, goal dis- and re-engagement, and ask people who did seek psychological care why they decided to do so.
My project is supervised by Dr. M.J. Schroevers, Prof. Dr. A.V. Ranchor and Dr. J. Fleer.
E.A. (Esmée) Bickel
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e.a.bickel umcg.nl
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PhD Candidate
Neurogenetics, Pheromonal communication, social and sexual behaviours, reproduction, Drosophila.
J.C. (Jean-Christophe) Billeter, Prof Dr
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j.c.billeter rug.nl
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Associate professor Neurogenetics of social and sexual behaviour
Talent Development, Employability, Career Services
S.E. (Scholte) Boels, MSc
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s.e.boels rug.nl
+31 6 3198 4864
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Trainer/Advisor Career Services
- Design-based research / Design Thinking
- (Educational) Game Design
- eLearning & Hybrid education
- Human-machine interaction
- Interaction design
- eHealth/mHealth & technology-supported behaviour change
I. (Ivo) Bril
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i.bril umcg.nl
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Behavioral physiological, neurobiological and neuroendocrinological pre-clinical research into short- and long-term consequences of social conflicts.
dr. B. (Bauke) Buwalda
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b.buwalda rug.nl
+31 50 36 32352
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Associate professor
Recovery; psychosis; severe mental illness; psychosocial interventions; research in clinical practice; care standards
dr. S. (Stynke) Castelein
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s.castelein rug.nl
+31 50 36 37608
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Professor of Recovery from Severe Mental Illness
- Political economy of South Korea 
- Carbon neutralization, energy policy and energy economic policies 
- Economic experiments 
S. (Sunkung) Choi, Dr
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s.choi rug.nl
+31 50 36 33848
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Assistant Professor
Lifestyle Medicine, Nutrition, Diet, Physical activity, Accelerometry, cohort studies, randomized controlled lifestyle interventions, childhood obesity, adult obesity, diabetes mellitus type 2
dr. ir. E. (Eva) Corpeleijn
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e.corpeleijn umcg.nl
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Associate Professor, Senior Researcher
Planning and control cyclus inside organizations
dr. B. (Ben) Crom
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b.crom rug.nl
+31 50 36 36608
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Assistant Professor
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w.douwenga rug.nl
+31 6 3192 1409
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Research Technician
Disasters; Crisis Management; Vulnerability Analysis; Public Safety; Public Health
prof. dr. M.L.A. (Michel) Dückers
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m.l.a.duckers rug.nl
+31 6 1066 1321
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Professor by special appointment 'Crises, Safety and Health'
prof. dr. C.J.M. (Martijn) Egas
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martijn.egas rug.nl
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Evolution and Behaviour
Behavioral ecology
S. (Selin) S. Ersoy, PhD
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s.ersoy rug.nl
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Docent binnen de volgende vakken:
* Supervisie masterstage
* Casuïstiek
* Stageterugkomdagen
* Klinische orthopedagogische vaardigheden, oplossingsgericht werken
* Diagnostiek en behandeling
* Orthopedagogische reflecties een brug tussen theorie en Praktijk
A.A.M. (Anouk) van Es, MSc
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a.a.m.van.es rug.nl
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Teacher
In the first 15 years of my academic career, I focused on investigating (1) (predictors of) wellbeing and adjustment in people with a chronic illness and (2) the effectiveness of psychological screening- and intervention in reducing distress/depression in chronically ill. Psychological theories on stress-coping and self-regulation guided my work and I used a wide range of different research designs to answer my research questions (e.g. longitudinal, diary, RCTs, qualitative). Since 2015, I also use my research expertise to investigate coping with stress and personal development in the context of (medical) education. This research line is embeded in SCOPE, the UMCG center of expertise on personal leadership development (SCOPE website). I am also the initiator and academic lead of the Teaching Academy Groningen (TAG) Community of Practice (CoP) on Wellbeing, aimed at creating a breeding ground for educational knowledge and expertise that helps foster wellbeing among students and staff at the UG (link). In 2020 I was appointed as adjunct professor within the UMCG talent track (impact profile Education).
prof. dr. J. (Joke) Fleer
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j.fleer umcg.nl
+31 50 361 6645
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Talent track professor in Health Psychology, focused on stress management and personal development in (PhD) students
Management Accounting and Control, Financial Accounting, Monitoring Controls, Trust Formation, Supplier Networks, Behavioral Aspects, Buyer-Supplier Negotiations, Risk Management, Greenwashing, Corporate Governance, and Corporate Social Responsibility.
S. (Samy) Gebraiel, PhD
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s.gebraiel rug.nl
+31 50 36 33768
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B. (Bilge) Gençoglu, MA
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b.gencoglu rug.nl
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PhD Student
Chronobiology: the phyiology of time, societal aspects

The conection between science and business and policy related questions

Interactions between scientific and other knowledge systems
prof. dr. M.P. (Menno P.) Gerkema
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m.p.gerkema rug.nl
+31 50 36 32027
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Professor emeritus
J.R.L. (Jakob) Gismann, MSc
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j.r.l.gismann rug.nl
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PhD student
My expertise lies in the field of psychosocial intervention research that improve health in broad sense. Healthy aging not only involves prevention and curing diseases. People aging successfully are individuals who have the ability to adapt and self manage in the face of social, physical, and emotional challenges. The  Self-Management of Well-being interventions have demonstrated to be effective, and I’m currently working on projects to make this intervention more widely available and suitable for a larger group of older individuals. I have a background in social and health psychology and received my PhD in 2011 in the field of cognitive behavioral interventions for cancer-related fatigue. As a postdoc I broadened my expertise to fatigue in other illnesses, such as type 1 diabetes mellitus, kidney transplant recipients and chronic fatigue syndrome. More recently, I'm focusing on the possibility of e-health psychosocial interventions for cancer patients.
dr. ing. M.M. (Martine) Goedendorp
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m.m.goedendorp rug.nl
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Assistant Professor (RUG) & Post-doc (UMCG)
Behavioural Biology, behavioural development and steroid hormnones, animal personalities, behavioural lateralization
dr. A.G.G. (Ton) Groothuis
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a.g.g.groothuis rug.nl
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Professor
Schizophrenia, rodent models of schizophrenia, behaviour in rodents (affective, social, cognitive), positron emission tomography (PET), brain inflammation, synaptic density
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c.g.j.guerrin umcg.nl
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PhD student
motor development / physical activity and cognition / physical activity and health / development of movement and lifestyle interventions / children and adolescents
dr. E. (Esther) Hartman
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e.hartman umcg.nl
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Associate Professor
Self-organisation of social systems
prof. dr. C.K. (Charlotte) Hemelrijk
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c.k.hemelrijk rug.nl
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Full Professor
Field / Discipline
During my PhD, I will investigate how leader gender affects the advantages and disadvantages that come with holding a senior position. Findings from this investigation will generate valuable insight into how the experiences of women in senior positions differ from those of men, and how to aid women once they have acquired a leadership position.

Supervisors
Prof. dr. Jennifer Jordan
Prof. dr. Floor Rink
Prof. dr. Janka Stoker

Leadership, gender, organizational behaviour, positions of power
K. (Kyra) van Hinsberg
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k.van.hinsberg rug.nl
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PhD Student
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b.m.hofstra umcg.nl
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L.M. (Lena) Hölzle, MSc
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l.m.holzle rug.nl
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PhD Candidate in Environmental Psychology
dr. S. (Suzanne) Houwen
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s.houwen rug.nl
+31 50 36 39716
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Assistant Professor
Domain-specific learning, training and coaching of (student) teachers, research on the teaching and learning of history, educational assessment. 
dr. T.D. (Tim) Huijgen
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t.d.huijgen rug.nl
+31 50 36 39195
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Teacher Educator
A. (Alexandra) Husivargová, MSc
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a.husivargova umcg.nl
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PhD student
Field / Discipline
Collaboration in special education and youth care; schooldropout; practice oriented research
dr. A.M.N. (Anne-Marie) Huyghen
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a.m.n.huyghen rug.nl
+31 50 36 36788
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universitair docent
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j.d.jagersma rug.nl
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Clinical and Developmental Neuropsychology
J.L. (Josephien) Jansen, MSc
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j.l.jansen rug.nl
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PhD student | Clinical neuropsychology
Master of Paediatric Physical Therapy
dr. L.D. (Dorothee) Jelsma
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l.d.jelsma rug.nl
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Pediatric Physical Therapist
Psycholinguistics, Music Cognition, Speech Prosody
Eye-tracking, Pupillometry, Growth Curve Analysis
E.C. (Elif Canseza) Kaplan
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e.c.kaplan umcg.nl
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Field / Discipline
I specialise in cognitive and phenomenological approaches to entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education.
dr. R.G. (Rita) Klapper, PhD
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r.g.klapper rug.nl
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Visiting Professor
L. (Lisette) Klein
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l.klein rug.nl
+31 6 2130 9202
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Academic advisor MSc Behavioural and Cognitive Neurosciences (BCN) & Biomedical Sciences (BMS)
Field / Discipline
dr. T. (Thomas) Koelewijn
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t.koelewijn umcg.nl
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Researcher
anxiety; depression; relapse; youth; adolescents; IPDMA; network models;
B.E.A.M. (Bas) Kooiman, MSc
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b.e.a.m.kooiman rug.nl
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Behavioural researcher (PhD student)
Investor Behavior, Behavioral Finance
dr. M.M. (Marc) Kramer
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m.m.kramer rug.nl
+31 50 36 33685
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Program Director BSc E&BE, Senior Lecturer
Field / Discipline
Clinical Coordination Dynamics / instrumental gait  and posture analysis/  Healthy Aging / Sensing and monitoring technology for healthy aging/ Gamification & mobility/motor learning and rehabilitation/fall prevention aging and cognition
prof. dr. C.J.C. (Claudine ) Lamoth
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c.j.c.lamoth umcg.nl
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Professor of Movement Analysis & Smart technology in Aging
S.D. (Suzanne) Lanooij, MSc
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s.d.lanooij rug.nl
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PhD Student
Field / Discipline
Consumer ethics | Decision-making | Cause-Related Marketing | Charities | Fundraising | Corporate Responsibility | Sustainable Society | Consumer behavior | Sustainable packaging | Justice and Fairness | Negotiation and bargaining  
dr. M.C. (Marijke) Leliveld
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m.c.leliveld rug.nl
+31 50 36 33226
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Associate Professor (with ius promovendi)
Environmental Psychology
Traffic Psychology
M. (Michelle) Lohmeyer, MSc
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m.lohmeyer rug.nl
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PhD Student
Marketing, consumer behavior, social psychology, social influence, communication, experimental research
J.R. (Jocelyne) Ludoph, MSc
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j.r.ludoph rug.nl
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PhD Candidate
communication, personal leadership, coaching
drs. G.W.M. (Gerni) Luttikhuis
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g.w.m.luttikhuis rug.nl
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lecturer, facilitator, coach
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long.ma rug.nl
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Teaching effectiveness, Differentiation, Diversity and equity in education, Affective outcomes (academic motivation, engagement, well-being), Teacher and student learning, Cross-sectional and longitudinal research, multilevel (growth curve) analysis, SEM, Item Response Theory (IRT), teacher education, psychometry, cross-country/cultural studies
R. (Ridwan) Maulana, Dr
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r.maulana rug.nl
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Professor (Associate)
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m.mendez-arostegui rug.nl
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I am psychologist and epidemiologist, currently working as assistant professor at the University of Groningen. My dissertation was titled Development of patient centered management of asthma and COPD in primary care with a strong emphasis on the use of technology and patient involvement. I have also worked as project leader eHealth in a large health care organization and I am active as board member or advisor in several patient organisations. These hands-on experiences with patients, health care professionals and health care organisations are valuable in my daily work. Above that, my unique experience in clinical, behavioural and implementation science have led to a solid and multidisciplinary basis for health research. In the past years I have coached and lectured numerous bachelor, master and PhD students with different backgrounds and from different faculties. In my role as project leader and chair I have learned to manage longitudinal (international) projects with researchers, health care professionals and students. My goal is to use my talent, experience and my passion for science to improve scientific knowledge in the field of eHealth.
dr. E.I. (Esther) Metting
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e.i.metting umcg.nl
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Assistant professor
Time Perception
Pupillometry
Concealed Information Testing
dr. W.R. (Robbert) van der Mijn
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w.r.van.der.mijn rug.nl
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Postdoctoral Researcher
demographics; high-dimensional data; health; labour market
M.C. (Melinda) Mills, Prof Dr
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m.c.mills rug.nl
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Professor of Data Science & Public Health Policy
Z. (┼Żan) Mlakar, MSc
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z.mlakar rug.nl
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Postdoctoral Researcher, Environmental Psychology
Consumer Psychology with a focus on how fundamental psychosocial resources such as social status, power, and financial resources (e.g., poverty) shape consumers behavior and decision-making.

Strategic Brand Management

Consumers Brand Behavior

Experimental Design & Data Analysis
ir. M. (Mehrad) Moeini Jazani, Dr
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m.moeini.jazani rug.nl
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Associate Professor of Marketing
dr. R. (Remo) Mombarg
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r.mombarg rug.nl
+31 6 2240 6269
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lecturer/researcher
Auditory-vocal learning and memory
S. (Sanne) Moorman, PhD
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s.moorman rug.nl
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Assistant professor (research tenure track)
I gained valuable field work experience with cheetah in many game reserves around South Africa and am currently in the process of publishing a scientific paper based on my master’s degree research. During this time, I have worked on various research projects involving cheetah research, namely in Zambia, Benin, and South Africa, where my roles have been to assist with the evaluation and data analysis on existing and reintroduced cheetah populations. I was involved with monitoring a cheetah coalition during their first initial phase of release onto a 90 000-ha property in the Kalahari in South Africa. My duties included tracking (VHF and sign and track) and monitoring the health and wellbeing of the four individuals of the coalition, driving a 4x4 vehicle in a “big 5” reserve, providing reports for management and research purposes, and identifying possible communication hubs within the reserve. I consider myself to be a hard-working individual, who is committed to learning through experiences and applying skills acquired to assist in completing a challenge. I have a good ability to work well with others and can easily communicate with colleagues as well as customers. I am a reliable team player who is able to support and encourage other and thrives in a competitive environment.
A.A. (Allison) Muller
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a.a.muller rug.nl
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PhD student
H. (Hakhamanesh) Nezami, MSc
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h.nezami rug.nl
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Field / Discipline
animal personality
M. (Marion) Nicolaus, PhD
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m.nicolaus rug.nl
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Assistant Professor and Rosalind Franklin Fellow
Behavioral Change, Environmental Psychology, Habits, Human Robot Interaction
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d.nientimp rug.nl
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Field / Discipline
Environmental Psychology; Behaviour Change
E. (Lisa) Novoradovskaya, Dr
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e.novoradovskaya rug.nl
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Behavior (affective, social, cognitive), Pharmacology, Physiology, Gene expression, microbiome, rat models for depression, rat models for sexual behavior
prof. dr. J.D.A. (Jocelien) Olivier
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j.d.a.olivier rug.nl
+31 50 36 37221
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Associate Professor
H.H. (How Hwee) Ong, Dr
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h.h.ong rug.nl
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Postdoctoral Researcher
- Test theory
- Item response theory
- (Multidimensional) Computerized adaptive testing
- Applying advanced methods to improve/support clinical decision making
dr. M.C.S. (Muirne) Paap
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m.c.s.paap rug.nl
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Associate Professor (Tenured)
Field / Discipline
P. Panizzon
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p.panizzon rug.nl
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PhD student
Field / Discipline
Traffic psychology
A. (Angèle) Picco, MSc
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a.picco rug.nl
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PhD Student | Dept. Traffic Psychology
dr. M. (Mirjam) Plantinga
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m.plantinga umcg.nl
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senior researcher
(perceptuo-)motor control and coordination, laterality, interpersonal coordination, joint action in sports, systems dynamics

see a list of publications
dr. H.J. (Harjo) de Poel
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h.j.de.poel umcg.nl
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assistant professor
Developmental Psychopathology; Depression; Anxiety; Adolescents; Applied video games; Serious video games; Predicting psychopathology onset
dr. M. (Marlou) Poppelaars
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m.poppelaars rug.nl
+31 6 2553 2354
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Postdoctoral researcher, Developmental Psychology
E.M.J.L. (Eva) Postuma, MSc
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e.m.j.l.postuma rug.nl
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PhD student
Behavior (learning and memory experimental models), rat models for stress
M.A. (Mayerli) Prado Rivera
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m.a.prado.rivera rug.nl
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PhD student
J.B.J. (Julia) Prömpeler
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j.b.j.prompeler rug.nl
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PhD student
My research focuses on the effects of hearing loss and aging on voice and speech perception. During my PhD at IRCAM and the Brain and Spine Institute in Paris, I investigated the role of speaker and language familiarity on emotional voice perception, using voice transformation software. I am interested in combining behavioral and electrophysiological (EEG) measures to study different processing stages involved speech perception, from low-level perception of voice cues to higher level speech understanding.
L. (Laura) Rachman
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l.rachman umcg.nl
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Researcher
Dr. Iveta Nagyova (PhD, FABMR) is the Head of the Department of Social and Behavioural Medicine and a Senior Research Leader at Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Kosice, Slovakia (UPJS; sbm.upjs.sk). She is also the President of the European Public Health Association (EUPHA; eupha.org), and a member of several advisory groups at WHO and WHO/Europe; including the WHO Technical Advisory Group on Behavioural Insights and Sciences for Health, WHO/Europe’s Regional Director’s Advisory Council on Innovation for Noncommunicable Diseases, and the European Advisory Committee on Health Research (EACHR). She graduated in Clinical Psychology at UPJS, obtained her PhD in Medical Sciences from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, and received postgraduate training at the UniversitQy of Oxford within the Oxford International Primary Care Research Leadership Programme. Her research interests are in biobehavioural and psychosocial innovations in chronic condition prevention and management, non-pharmacological interventions, behaviour change, improvements in functional status and quality of life in patients with a chronic disease and their implications for integrated care. She is a (co)author of more than 300 research papers, of which over 90 are peer-reviewed international scientific articles; her Scopus h-index is 27. As a project partner and national coordinator, she has been involved in over 30 European projects, including the 3rd HP and H2020 projects. Since 2004 she has served as a supervisor at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, where she has been leading a group of 20 PhD students, 17 of whom have already defended their PhD theses. Apart from her international activities, she also serves as an advisor to the WHO Country Office in the Slovak Republic and the Slovak Ministry of Health in the field of chronic diseases, integrated care, behavioural insights, and public health.
Mobility, Accessibility, Travel behavior, Integrated land use and transportation planning, Human-environment interactions, Participatory planning, health and wellbeing
S. (Samira) Ramezani, Dr
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s.ramezani rug.nl
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Assistant Professor
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n.l.rasing umcg.nl
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Y.G. (Ymke) Riemersma, MSc
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y.g.riemersma rug.nl
+31 50 36 36191
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PhD Candidate
Mood disorders, clinical implementation of experience sampling method (ESM), ambulatory momentary assessments (EMA), epidemiology, neuroticism, psychophysiology
dr. H. (Harriëtte) Riese
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h.riese umcg.nl
+31 50 361 0171
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Associate Professor
Environmental psychology, economic psychology, consumer marketing, sustainable behaviour

My research interests are in economic and environmental psychology, and social marketing. My main focus is on understanding how lay beliefs shape social change. Of particular interest is how people's understanding of economic phenomena, including public policy communication, affects social sentiments, movements, and decision-making. For example, how do government health interventions affect the spread of conspiracy theories or the uptake of vaccines? How do beliefs about the economy shape attitudes towards sustainability and sustainable consumption?
S.M. (Stephanie) Rizio
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s.m.rizio rug.nl
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M.C. (Mila) Roozen, MSc
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m.c.roozen rug.nl
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Interpersonal perspective on psychopathology; Social cognition; Experimental psychopharmacology; Intensive repeated measures in naturalistic settings
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m.aan.het.rot rug.nl
+31 50 36 36630
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Associate Professor
(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
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m.j.schroevers umcg.nl
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Associate Professor
Neuroimaging; (dynamic) functional connectivity; experience sampling method; actigraphy; mood disorders; neuroticism
dr. M.N. (Michelle) Servaas
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m.n.servaas umcg.nl
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Postdoctoral Researcher & Health Psychologist
Nynke Smidt studied physiotherapy (cum laude) and Human Movement Sciences, specializing in Epidemiology. She is associated professor in Epidemiology, and leader of the unit Health Behaviour Epidemiology of the department of epidemiology and the research program Life Course Epidemiology of the research Institute SHARE. She is board member of the department of Epidemiology, SHARE research institute and the Dutch Society of Epidemiology. She is affiliated researcher at Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) in The Hague. She is principal investigator of the FINGER-NL study (location site UMCG) investigating the effectiveness of a multidomain lifestyle intervention on the cognitive performance of older adults, and she is currently setting up Ageinglines, a new subcohort within Lifelines aiming to investigate pathways of biological ageing among 4500 participants (data collection starts in January 2024). She is part of various regional and national consortia: Leernetwerk Leefomgeving Groningen (LEGrO), MOCIA (Maintaining Optimal Cognitive function In Ageing), FINGER-NL (https://mocia.nl/onderzoeken/finger-nl/), Netherlands Dementia Prevention Initiative (NDPI) and BIRD-NL (Beinvloedbare Risicofactoren voor Preventie van Dementie – Nederlands Consortium voor kennisontwikkeling). Her main research focus on lifestyle determinants of healthy (cognitive) ageing trajectories. These lifestyle factors include physical activity, sedentary behaviour, sleep, alcohol consumption, social and cognitive activities. Data of population-based cohort studies are used to investigate the (biological) pathways of cognitive decline over the life course. The main aim is to provide knowledge how to add more healthy life years to the general population, especially to those with a lower education and overweight. She is co-author of over 115 peer reviewed international publications (H-index -Web of Science: 32 dd. May 2023) For publication: Smidt N[Author] - Search Results - PubMed (nih.gov)
dr. N. (Nynke) Smidt
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n.smidt umcg.nl
+31 6 1289 9220
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Associate Professor in Epidemiology
personal and professional development 
M.J. (Margreet) Smit
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m.j.smit03 umcg.nl
+31 6 2564 7054
Function
Coördinator SCOPE
Management accounting and control; organisational change
dr. M.P. (Martijn) van der Steen
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m.p.van.der.steen rug.nl
+31 50 36 33993
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Associate Professor
dr. H. (Hilde) Steenbergen
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h.steenbergen rug.nl
+31 50 36 36217
Function
Head Educational support
P. (Peer) Stiegert
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p.stiegert rug.nl
Function
See: www.inthelead.net
Leadership, organizational change, self-managing teams, management development, gender and leadership, top management teams, middle management.
prof. dr. J.I. (Janka) Stoker
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j.i.stoker rug.nl
+31 50 36 33837
Function
Professor of Leadership and Organizational Change, Director centre of expertise In the LEAD
Coming from a background in pediatric nursing and social sciences I am currently working as a postdoctoral researcher in Health Psychology where I do research on (the underlying mechanisms of) psychological adaptation of children, adolescents and young adults with a somatic disease and their parents.

I am inherently interested in the phenomenon of positive adaptation which I came across when I worked as a nurse with very ill children, during my PhD in children with cancer, and in India where I am involved in research activities for an NGO that provides healthcare and education for the poorest of the poor who live on the streets of Kolkata (Calcutta).

My current rearch focuses on:
- Selfregulation: goal adjustment, benefit-finding/post-traumatic growth
- Goal conflict

I have a strong interest in cross-cultural research.

dr. E. (Esther) Sulkers
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e.sulkers umcg.nl
Function
Researcher
Management Accounting & Control
Behavioral Accounting
Neuroaccounting
A.K. (Ann) Tank, Dr
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a.k.tank rug.nl
+31 50 36 33768
Function
Assistant Professor in Accounting
Animal Ecology, Physiological Ecology, Wild Immunology
prof. dr. B.I. (Irene) Tieleman
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b.i.tieleman rug.nl
Function
Professor and Rosalind Franklin fellow
Medische Ethiek, Medische Professionaliteit, Medische Sociologie
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d.g.van.tol umcg.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
Societal impact van onderzoek
Toegepast onderzoek in het zorg- en sociale domein
Medische sociologie
Onderzoek met mixed methods
dr. J. (Jolanda) Tuinstra
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j.tuinstra01 umcg.nl
+31 6 8313 7252
Function
Researcher Applied Health Research
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s.turudu umcg.nl
Function
Acceptability of new mobility innovations | Sustainable mobility | Traffic safety 
dr. J.L. (Janet) Veldstra
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j.l.veldstra rug.nl
Function
Assistant professor
Assessment of visual disorders following acquired brain damage
S.M. (Stefanie) de Vries, MSc
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s.m.de.vries rug.nl
+31 50 36 36769
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
Innovation
Y. (Yiting) Wang, MSc
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Contact
yiting.wang rug.nl
+31 6 1344 8047
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
Theoretical Biology; Behaviour, Ecology, Evolution; Evolutionary Game Theory; Dynamical Systems; Cultural Evolution; Evolutionary Systems Biology.
PhD student in behavioural physiology and conservation ecology. I specialize in the behaviour and conservation of large carnivores, specifically cheetah, and the relationship between wildlife and humanity.
N. (Nynke) Wemer
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n.wemer rug.nl
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PhD student
F. (Frank) Westerhuis, PhD
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f.westerhuis rug.nl
Function
Research Fellow
mood disorders, transdiagnostic approaches, experience sampling methodology, reward processes, time-series
prof. dr. M.C. (Marieke) Wichers
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m.c.wichers umcg.nl
Function
full professor
Subdisciplines
Sociology of organizations - sociology of work - sociological theory - economic sociology - sociology of aging

Topics
Sustainable cooperation - governance - organizational control - organizational change - administrative reform - institutional change - decentralization - social network dynamics - humanitarian action
R.P.M. (Rafael) Wittek, Prof Dr
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Contact
r.p.m.wittek rug.nl
+31 50 36 36469
Function
Full Professor
prof. dr. E.A. (Eddy) van der Zee
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e.a.van.der.zee rug.nl
+31 50 36 32062
Function
Full Professor
dr. A.E. (Elianne) Zijlstra
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Contact
a.e.zijlstra rug.nl
+31 50 36 36541
Function
Researcher
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