Curriculum Vitae

Degrees
2011-2017Board certification as a Neurologist and Clinical Epidemiologist, Leiden University, the Netherlands
2001-2011Medical doctor (with highest honours), Leiden University, the Netherlands
2006-2010PhD degree (with highest honours), Leiden University & Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, the Netherlands
Major previous appointments
since 2020Group Leader Population & Clinical Neuroepidemiology (DZNE Career Development Fellow)
since 2019Consultant Neurologist, Department of Neurology, University Clinic Bonn, Germany
since 2018Epidemiologist/Data Scientist at DZNE
2017-2018Consultant Neurologist/Senior Clinical Research Associate, UCL Institute of Neurology, London, United Kingdom
2016-2017Marie-Sklodowska Curie Research Fellow at UCL Institute of Neurology, London, United Kingdom & Clinical Fellow in neurogenetic and movement disorders (with Prof. Sarah J. Tabrizi and Prof. Kailash P. Bhatia) at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, United Kingdom
Activities in the Scientific Community / Professional Memberships
since 2018Co-chair and elected member of the Scientific and Bioethics Advisory Committee of the European Huntington Disease Network
since 2011Member of the Dutch Neurological Association, the Dutch Epidemiological Association, the International Movement Disorders Society, and the European Huntington Diseae Network
2013-2018

Member of the scientific expert panel on neurodegenerative diseases for the journal ‘Neurodegenerative Disease Management’

since 2010Ad hoc grant reviewer for the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO/ZonMW), Stroke Association and Medical Research Council (United Kingdom), the French Foundation pour la Recherche Medicinale and the ”la Caixa” Health Research Foundation (Spain), as well as ad hoc reviewer for many scientific journals (including Annals of Neurology, Brain, Brain Pathology, British Medical Journal, Molecular Psychiatry, Movement Disorders, Neurobiology of Disease, Neurobiology of Ageing, and Neurology)
Honors and Awards
2019Alzheimer’s Association Research Grant (Alzheimer’s Association)
2017Marie-Sklodowska Curie Individual Fellowship (European Union)
2015Young Talent Award (Dutch Society for Neuroscience)
2014

VENI Award (Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research)

2011Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting Attendance Award (‘Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences’)
2009World Congress on Huntington Disease Young Investigators Award (International Huntington Association)
2005

Leiden University’s Excellent Students & Honours Program (Leiden University, the Netherlands)

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