Anika Bexkens, PhD



Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 6566
E-Mail: a.bexkens@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 3B46


“We need scientist-practitioners to diminish the gap between science and practice in clinical child and adolescent psychology’


Anika Bexkens is a teacher and researcher in the unit Developmental and Educational Psychology of the Institute of Psychology at Leiden University. She combines this position with her work as a health-care psychologist at GGZ Delfland. 

She obtained her Master's degree from the University of Amsterdam in 2007 and received her PhD in December 2013, also at the University of Amsterdam. Anika’s PhD project focused on Risk-taking in adolescents with mild-to-borderline intellectual disability and/or behavior disorder. During this scientist-practitioner project, she also trained as a health-care psychologist and graduated from this clinical training program in 2011.

Her current research focuses on susceptibility to peer-influence, behavioral problems and efficacy of interventions aimed at diminishing behavioral problems in children and adolescents with mild-to-borderline intellectual disability.

Last Modified: 13-01-2016