Ziermans, Dr. T.B. (Tim)

  • Assistant Professor
  • High risk for psychosis
  • Schizotypy
  • ASD
  • Neuroimaging
  • Cognitive development

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 2727
E-Mail: t.b.ziermans@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

Tim Ziermans studied clinical psychology (specialization neuropsychology) at the University of Amsterdam. After obtaining his MSc degree in 2004 he started as a research assistant at NICHE, the neuroimaging lab of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University Medical Center Utrecht. In 2005 he became a PhD candidate there for the “Dutch Prediction of Psychosis Study” and obtained his degree in 2010. Next, he went on to do postdoctoral studies at the Klingberg lab for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden.

At the end of 2012 he was appointed Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences of Leiden University, Department of Clinical Child and Adolescent Studies. In his work he combines diverse educational responsibilities with scientific research activities. 

CV T.B. Ziermans (2014)


Tim’s research interests are typical and atypical development of the brain, (social) cognition and psychopathology in childhood and adolescence. More specifically, his work focuses on elucidating potential underlying mechanisms (gene-brain-behavior) that contribute to the onset of psychopathological phenomena, in particular psychosis.


  • Poster award - 12th International Imaging Genetics Conference, Irvine, USA ($100; 2012)  
  • Travel award - Workshop: “The developing brain: perspectives from typical and atypical development”, Granada, Spain (€500; 2011)
  • Travel award - Utrecht University,  for a work visit to the Imaging Research Center, UC Davis, Sacramento, USA (€2.500; 2008)
  • Discussion award - Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience, annual meeting (€200; 2006)
  • Scholarship - John Merck Foundation Summer Institute on Developmental Disabilities, Princeton, USA ($300; 2006)


  • Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research (FAS): Marie Curie Incoming International Postdoctoral Fellowship (± €210,000; 2011)
  • Karolinska Institutet, Neuroscience Research Network grant  (± €22,000; 2011).
  • Swedish Research Council, Conference grant  (± €8,800; 2011)


NIP-BAPD (Dutch association of psychologists - basic registration as a clinical psychologist)

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PhD candidates

Renee Dijkhuis

Last Modified: 05-02-2016