About Maartje Luijten[email protected]
Maartje Luijten was born in Breda, The Netherlands. In 2005, she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Biological Psychology and in 2007 she received her Master’s degree (cum laude) for completing the research master ‘Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuropsychology and Psychopathology’. For her master thesis, she assisted in a study investigating brain functions in adolescent cannabis users at the University Medical Centre in Utrecht, where she also worked as a research-assistant after graduation. In February 2008, she started her PhD research at the Institute of Psychology, Erasmus University Rotterdam. Her PhD project, supervised by Prof. dr. I.H.A. Franken and Prof. dr. D.J. Veltman, focused on neurocognitive processes involved in smoking behaviour. In 2011, she spent four months as a visiting academic at the Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne, Australia. After obtaining her PhD (cum laude) in 2012, Maartje worked for one more year at the Department of Psychology, Erasmus University Rotterdam as a post-doc. During her post-doc Maartje collaborated with the Department of Psychiatry, Cambridge University. For this collaboration Maartje spent five months as visiting researcher in Cambridge. From October 2013 onwards, Maartje is working as assistant professor at the Behavioural Science Institute, Radboud University in the research program Developmental Psychopathology.