Tim ZiermansPrincipal Investigator
I am an assistant professor in clinical neuropsychology and I joined d’Arc in the summer of 2017 as a principal investigator. After obtaining my MSc in Psychology in 2004 (UvA) I started as a junior researcher in the University Medical Center Utrecht and obtained a PhD degree in 2010 for my thesis: “In transition: A longitudinal exploration of the adolescent brain at risk for psychosis”. Next, I conducted postdoctoral studies on early brain development & working memory for several years at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden.
Late 2012 I was appointed as assistant professor at Leiden University, Department of Clinical Child and Adolescent Studies before returning to my Alma Mater in Amsterdam in 2017. In my work I combine diverse educational responsibilities with scientific research activities. My research interests are geared towards prediction and prevention of the early onset of psychopathology, in particular psychotic phenomena. At d’Arc my research focuses on the overlap & differences in autism and psychosis.
In addition to my work at the UvA, I am also a part-time lecturer for the postdoctoral track Clinical Neuropsychology at the Regional Institutions for Continuing Education and Training (RINO) and a board member of the Dutch Society for Neuropsychology.