Dr. Jiska Peper is an Assistant Professor studying the impact of pubertal hormones on the adolescent brain and several aspects of behaviour, such as self-regulation and risk taking.
She is also involved in a multidisciplinary project on the legal process position of minors in family law and insights from developmental brain research.
Jiska has a background in neuropsychology and obtained her PhD at the University Medical Centre Utrecht, where she investigated genetic and hormonal influences on the pubertal brain.
Next to her research, Jiska holds a University Teaching Qualification (BKO certificate) and teaches in several Bachelor and Master courses of the Institute of Psychology and supervises Bachelor and Master Theses.
Jiska is founder of Science2share, an organization aiming to make scientific knowledge in the fields of (developmental) psychology and neurosciences accessible for teachers, parents, policy makers and everyone else interested in -or working with adolescents: www.science2share.nl