Anna van Duijvenvoorde
Anna is an assistant professor in the BDRC. Her work relates to the typical increase in risky exploration in adolescence, as well as understanding learning opportunities in social environments such as school classes. She values translating scientific findings of brain development to the general public and also collaborates with societal and scientific partners in the NeuroLabNL Route of the Dutch Research Agenda. In addition, Anna is student mentor for the Research Master at Leiden University and coordinates the Research Master Developmental Psychology educational track.
Anna has a background in Psychology, and obtained her PhD at the University of Amsterdam on the topic of adolescent’s learning and risky decision making. After joining the BDRC as a post-doctoral researcher she specialized in developmental longitudinal neuroimaging. Her expertise involves reinforcement learning, longitudinal modelling, computational modelling, and advanced functional neuroimaging. Her overall goal is to understand how social context steers behavioral and brain development in youth.