Prof. dr. B.M. Elzinga


Professor of Stress-Related Psychopathology, Clinical Health and Neuropsychology Unit, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Leiden University.


Bernet Elzinga (1970) is Professor at the section Clinical Health and Neuropsychology, Leiden University and the Leiden Institute of Brain and Cognition (LIBC), the Netherlands. Her major areas of research have focused on the impact of (early life) stress and trauma on the brain, neuroendocrinology, and cognitive/emotional functioning in patients with various stress-related disorders. Bernet Elzinga graduated (cum laude) in Clinical and Cognitive Psychology and Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). In 2002, she finished her PhD on cognitive and neurobiological aspects of trauma-related memory at the UvA and Free University (VU) in Amsterdam (cum laude). She was appointed as Assistant Professor (2002) and Associate Professor (2008) at the section Clinical Psychology of Leiden University. For her research, she received various grants (i.e.,VENI, VIDI). Besides her research activities, she is trained as psychotherapist in Cognitive Behavior Therapy and is advisor for the Landelijke Expertisecentrum Bijzondere Zedenzaken. In 2007, she was elected as a member of ‘De Jonge Academie’ (DJA) of the Dutch Royal Academy of Sciences (KNAW).


Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen, Instituut Psychologie, Klinische, Gezondheids- Neuropsychologie

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