Vermeulen, M.C.M. (Marije) MSc

  • PhD candidate
  • Teaching and research assistant
  • Sleep in children and adolescents
  • (Neuro)cognitive functions
  • Temperament
  • Psychopathology

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 6044
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen, Instituut Pedagogische Wetenschappen, Orthopedagogiek
Office Address: Pieter de la Court gebouw
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 4A01

Marije Vermeulen studied Clinical Child and Adolescent Studies at Leiden University and followed the research master’s programme 'Developmental Psychopathology in Education and Child Studies’. She obtained a clinical qualification (NVO basisaantekening diagnostiek) during a 10-month clinical internship at the Ambulatorium of Leiden University. In 2012 she completed her research master’s  thesis ‘Child temperament influences the association between sleep and cognition’.

Since December 2012 Marije has been working as a PhD candidate on the project 'The learning brain: Relationship between sleep and learning in children'. This project is a collaboration between the Sleep & Cognition group of the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (NIN) in Amsterdam, and the department of Clinical Child and Adolescent Studies at Leiden University. She is also involved in the Bachelor Thesis Lab of the Institute of Education and Child Studies, where students receive support and advice when writing their bachelor’s thesis.

CV M.C.M. Vermeulen (2014)


In a large number of studies a detrimental effect of sleep restriction has been found on learning, cognitive performance and behavioural functioning. Marije’s PhD project is about how sleep affects cognition (sustained attention, memory and inhibition), mood, behaviour and underlying brain functions in children and adolescents. Several potentially influencing factors such as temperament and chronotype will be included in the study.

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Last Modified: 05-02-2016