Van Rijn, Dr. S. (Sophie)

Position:
  • Associate Professor
Expertise:
  • Klinefelter syndrome
  • Trisomy X
  • Autism
  • Social development
  • Eyetracking
  • Psychophysiology
  • Brain Behaviour Model


Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 1846
E-Mail: srijn@fsw.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen, Instituut Pedagogische Wetenschappen, Orthopedagogiek
Office Address: Pieter de la Court gebouw
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 4B53


Sophie van Rijn has a permanent position as Associate Professor at the Institute of Child and Education Studies, Leiden University. Her research expertise lies in the area of neurocognitive development in relation to behavioural outcome, using measures such as cognitive tests, parent interviews, eyetracking, brain-imaging and neurobiological parameters. She obtained her MSc degree (cum laude) in Psychology from the University of Amsterdam (2001), and her PhD degree (cum laude) in Neuropsychology and Psychiatry at Utrecht University in 2007.

In 2007, she was awarded a personal VENI grant (€ 208,000) from NWO, and in 2011 she was awarded a grant (together with Prof. Hanna Swaab) of € 250,000 for research on autism. In 2013 she received the Gratama Science Prize. She has published over 42 articles (26 of which are first-author publications) in high-impact journals (average impact factor 5.3). Furthermore, she has international collaboration links with researchers in the USA, Belgium and the UK.

CV S. van Rijn (2014) 

Research

Social skills, social cognition, emotion perception, emotion regulation, executive functioning, language/communication, theory of mind, autism, Klinefelter syndrome, Trisomy X, aggression, psychosis, thought disorder.

Awards

  • Gratama Science Prize 2013, for young scientists who distinguish themselves by their innovative, socially relevant and challenging research (€ 25,000)

Grants

Gratama Science Prize 2013

Gratama Science Prize 2013

  • 2013: Leiden University support grant for talented female scientists (€ 15,000 )
  • 2011: Research grant Autism Center (€ 266,000), co-applicant Prof. Hanna Swaab
  • 2008: VENI grant (personal grant, € 208,000), Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research NOW
   


Relevant links

PhD candidates

  • Marcia Brandenburg: 'Brain development in children with an extra X chromosome as compared to children with autism: evidence from MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)'
  • Marit Bierman: 'Language and the organisation of thought: risk for psychopathology in children with an extra X chromosome'
  • Gemma Zantinge: 'Emotion regulation in young children with autism: neurobiological mechanisms'
  • Lex Stockmann: 'Parent-child interactions and the development of emotion regulation in young children with autism: effectiveness of treatment'
  • Gieke Buur: 'Autism and adolescence: neurobiological and cognitive indicators of emotion regulation'
  • Paivi Tjon-a-Ten: 'The development of exploration and the organisation of information processing: predictors of functioning in young children (National Research Programme ‘Curious Minds’)'
  • Jantiene Schoorl: 'Cognitive and neurobiological parameters of affective aggression and predictors of effectiveness of interventions (NWO FES Brain and Cognition Programme)'
 

PhD defence Leiden University 2007

PhD defence Leiden University 2007

Last Modified: 05-02-2016