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dr. V.E. (Vera) Heininga

Postdoctoral researcher & Open Science programme leader UG (tenured)


- Mental health and well-being
- Depressive symptoms
- Emotion dynamics
- Meta-science
- Multiverse analysis
- Open Science

Hi! I am a passionate postdoctoral researcher at the Interdisciplinary Center Psychopathology and Emotion regulation of the University Medical Center Groningen, and Open Science programme leader of the University Groningen.

My interests are to better understand Major Depressive Disorder, and the role of (the lack of) positive emotions therein. I work at the intersection of clinical and developmental psychology, psychiatry, epidemiology, and methodology. To study positive emotions in depressed patients I make use of experience sampling methodologies, a data collection method in which participants report on their emotions, well-being and social contexts multiple times per day for several weeks. In addition, I am interested in improving the field of psychology and psychiatry by Open Science practices.

For an introduction of the Open Science programme at the University Groningen, and why I think it is important that all researchers open up their workflow, I recommend the short interview I gave.

When I am not working, I enjoy bootcamp (i.e., workout outside), gardening, reading, cooking, and spending time with friends and family. 

See my full CV here.

Other positions

- Chair Open Science Community Groningen (OSCG)
- Open Science Communities NL board member
– ENLIGHT RISE WP7 (Open Science) team member
Last modified:16 May 2022 07.52 a.m.

Contact information

Broerstraat 4
9712 CP Groningen
The Netherlands
Antonius Deusinglaan 1
9713 AV Groningen
The Netherlands

Interdisciplinary Centre Psychopathology and Emotion regulation (ICPE)

Job title:
Postdoctoral researcher
Working hours:
Thursday - Friday

University Library

Job title:
Open Science programme leader
Working hours:
Monday - Wednesday