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University Medical Center Groningen

prof. dr. R.A. (Robert) Schoevers

Professor of Psychiatry and Head of Department Psychiatry UMCG
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Medical studies - University of Amsterdam (MD 1990)

PhD - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (2005 cum laude)

Masters in Epidemiology - VU Amsterdam (2007)

Positions and Employment

Chair Dept. of Psychiatry, University Medical Center Groningen (from 2010)

Director Research School Behavioral Cognitive Neuroscience (BCN) University of Groningen (from 2015)


Head of Psychiatry Residency program Arkin Amsterdam 2003-2010

Depression outpatient clinic Arkin 2003-2010

Psychiatrist and medical director of clinical and outpatient program for patients with Severe Mental Illnesses (JC de Keijzer, until 2003)

Ministry of Justice Forensic Psychiatry Service (1997-2006)

Psychiatry residency program Valeriuskliniek/VU Amsterdam (registered 1997)

Emergency psychiatry Amsterdam CRD & crisiscenter (1990-92)

Other Experience and Professional Memberships

Netherlands Psychiatric Association, Chair of Scientific Committee (2008-2010) & various other committees

Steering board member; Netherlands Study Depression and Anxiety (NESDA)

Advisor National Depression Patient Association

Advisor National Platform Psychiatry Patient organizations (MIND)

Global Consortium on Depression Prevention

European College Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP)

Indegeest Netherlands Network for Psychedelic Research


Documentaries and training programs on dementia, stroke, mental illnesses

Iniated and co-hosted TV series ‘Doe even Normaal’ broadcast in 2014

Book ‘Diagnose Depressie’ for lay audience, with Selma Parmentier, a writer with lived experience (Balans publishers 2015)

Other media outlets (see elsewhere)

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