Platje, Dr. E. (Evelien)

  • Assistant professor
  • Aggressive and antisocial behaviour
  • Disruptive Behaviour Disorders
  • Neurocognition
  • Brain Behaviour Model
  • Psychophysiology
  • Biopsychosocial interactions

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 2727
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen, Instituut Pedagogische Wetenschappen, Orthopedagogiek
Office Address: Pieter de la Court gebouw
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden

As an Assistant Professor Evelien is responsible for supervision of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as conducting research on the neuropsychobiology of antisocial and aggressive behaviour. In 2013 she obtained her PhD degree at the dept. of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry of the VU University Medical Center (supervisors: Prof.  Vermeiren, Prof.  Doreleijers and Dr. Nauta-Jansen). She studied the development of antisocial behaviour and longitudinal associations with neurobiological parameters, as well as biosocial interactions between neurobiological parameters and psychosocial risk.

During her PhD studies she worked as a visiting scholar at the Jerry Lee Center for Criminology at the University of Pennsylvania with Prof. Adrian Raine. Furthermore, she finished the Graduate School of Neurosciences, Amsterdam, Rotterdam (ONWAR) and participated in several advanced courses on statistics. Evelien graduated from the master’s programme 'Brain and Behaviour' University of Groningen, and did two research internships at the NeuroImaging Center in Groningen                                                                                             

CV E. Platje (2014)


Evelien’s research interests are behavioural and neuropsychobiological development, and psychopathology in childhood and adolescence. More specifically, her work focuses on elucidating potential underlying mechanisms that contribute to the onset of behavioural problems and psychopathology, particularly antisocial and aggressive behaviour.


Poster award at the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology Conference 2009 in Istanbul.


Travel grant from ‘Stichting de Drie Lichten’ for a work visit to the University of Pennsylvania.

Relevant links

LinkedIn: Evelien Platje

PhD candidates

Lisette van Zonneveld, Msc. 'Social learning: cognitive, emotional and neurobiological regulation in children with externalizing problem behaviour'.

Last Modified: 05-02-2016