Michelle Achterberg



Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 6861
E-Mail: m.achterberg@fsw.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen, Instituut Psychologie, Ontwikkelings- & Onderwijspsychologie
Office Address: Pieter de la Court gebouw
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 4B07


Michelle Achterberg is a PhD candidate at the unit Developmental and Educational Psychology of the Institute of Psychology at Leiden University.

She obtained her master's degree in Neuroscience & Cognition at Utrecht University in 2014. During the first year of her master programme, Michelle worked in the NICHE-lab at the Uiversity Medical Centre Utrecht, where she studied structural brain connectivity in children with ADHD and Autism. During the second year of her studies she studied resting state connectivity in children between 8 and 25 years in the Brain and Development lab at Leiden University.

In September 2014 Michelle started her PhD project within the Leiden Consortium on Individual Development (L-CID), a collaboration between the Brain and Development lab and Child and Family studies. The general aim of the L-CID is to dissect the reason why not all children are equally responsive to variations in the social environment. The project is part of the larger ‘Consortium Individual Development’ study funded by the gravitation grant of NWO. In this project, Michelle will focus on the neural correlates of aggression regulation in childhood and emerging adolescence, under supervision of Prof. Dr. Marian Bakermans-Kranenburg, Prof. Dr. Eveline Crone, and Dr. Anna van Duijvenvoorde.

Last Modified: 13-01-2016