I am a neuropsychologist and study autism and ADHD since 1998. I started my professional life as a researcher with a study of the neuropsychological overlaps and differences between children (age 6 till 12) with autism and/or ADHD (PhD project 1998-2002 VU). Since then I focus mainly on cognition in people with autism and ADHD across the lifespan. I conduct fundamental experimental studies as well as more applied intervention studies. Currently I am a clinical neuropsychology professor (since 2018) and a professor by special appointment regarding autism (since 2011) at the Psychology department, section Brain and Cognition. See also my UvA website for more details regarding my background and for an (almost) complete overview of my (research)output see here. Due to a fellowship I worked for a year at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS) on subjective well-being (2016/2017). My team is mainly working on my VICI project (NWO grant) on autism and aging which is a follow up project based on the findings in my former VIDI grant (NWO grant).
Besides that I work on the University of Amsterdam as researcher and lecturer (UvA, 2002-current), I work at the Dr. Leo Kannerhuis (LKH, 2007-current). LKH is a tertiary mental health clinic especially for autistic people across the lifespan. Within REACH-AUT, an initiative of the UvA and the Dr. Leo Kannerhuis (2013-2018), we worked together with people with autism/autistics and a wide range of partners, focus on translational research which needs to be directly beneficial for autistic people and their families. In the near future this initiative will move forward under the umbrella of the autism academic consortium (in Dutch AWA).
Some other activities: Previous member of the Young Academy (board member 2014-2016), which is part of the Dutch Royal Academy for Science, co-founded the Amsterdam Young Academy (2018) and I am a, among others, member of the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR, vice president 2017-2019), the European Network of the Hyperkinetic Disorder (EUNETHYDIS, board member 2010-2014), and Consortium Autism in Adults (CASS18+, board member 2012-2017).