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University Medical Center Groningen

Y.K. (Yoram) Kunkels

Y.K. (Yoram) Kunkels

Yoram K. Kunkels works as a PhD-student at the Trans-ID Project. This project focusses on the detection of critical transitions in depression, based on complex dynamical system theory and individual time series experiments. Within this project, Yoram investigates fysiological measurements, such as heart rate variability and sleep- and activity patterns, and their relation with transitions in depression.

Yoram recieved his Bachelor Psychology from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) in 2013. Subsequently he recieved his Research Master Psychology from the UvA in 2016. His masterthesis was about continuous and discontinuous transitions in smoking behaviour, and whether non-linear models, such as the cusp catastrophe model, would fit such data better than traditional linear models. During his studies, Yoram recieved multiple prices and awards, such as: the Best Social Bussiness Plan Award 2014, a Honours Bachelor (2014), and the YIELD Graduate Programme (2014-2016). 

Yoram's academic interests lie in: Dynamical Systems, Psychophysiology, Time Series Analysis, and Programming (R) and Automatisation. Additionally, Yoram supports the current trend towards open science, pre-registration, systematic replication, and improved scientific integrity. Therefore, Yoram is currently working om multiple scientific integrity projects, whilst having worked with an international academic consortium on a high-impact article on scientific integrity [1].

[1] Open Science Collaboration (2015). Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science. Science, 349 (6251). DOI: 10.1126/science.aac4716.

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