Loes Keijsers appointed Full Professor at the Erasmus University Rotterdam

Loes Keijsers has been appointed full professor Clinical Child and Family Studies at Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), Department of Psychology, Education, and Child Studies, with effect from 1 November 2020.

Happy and functioning adults are important for a resilient society. The foundation is laid in childhood, among other things in upbringing. But not every child reacts in the same way to his or her social environment. In the coming years, Loes Keijsers will pay attention to the developing child and its environment in her research and education. For example, she will investigate how each individual child reacts to his or her parents, or to the use of social media. For this she uses new methods, such as measuring emotions and experiences in daily life with smartphones. This is also called Experience Sampling. She translates these scientific insights into practical applications such as eHealth apps, which she does together with young people and other end users. Together with Erasmus MC, she recently launched the GrowIt! app, which supports young people in dealing with negative emotions in daily life during the Corona crisis.

Thijs Bol new member of KNAW Young Academy

Thijs Bol is one of the ten new members of the KNAW Young Academy. The Young Academy is part of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. It is a network of successful researchers in various fields who have obtained their PhD less than ten years ago. The Young Academy organises activities for various stakeholders on topics such as interdisciplinarity, science policy and science and society.

Anna van Duijvenvoorde wins Heineken Young Scientist Award

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences has awarded the Heineken
Young Scientists Award 2020 in the Social Sciences to Anna van Duijvenvoorde (b. 1983), a developmental psychologist at Leiden University. Van Duijvenvoorde is receiving the award for her research on the development of the brain and behaviour in adolescents.

The Heineken Young Scientists Awards are important incentive prizes for young researchers whose outstanding achievements mean that they set an example for other young scientists. Each prize comprises a monetary award of EUR 10,000 and an artwork.