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Michelle Achterberg

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Michelle Achterberg

Michelle Achterberg is an assistant professor at the Department of Psychology, Education and Child Studies (DPECS) at Erasmus University Rotterdam and partly seconded to Leiden University. Her research line focusses on the nature, nurture and neural mechanisms of social competence development in childhood and adolescence.

Michelle is a junior PI on the Leiden Consortium on Individual Development (L-CID), a large longitudinal twin study on brain development in childhood and adolescence. Within this study Michelle specifically focusses on longitudinal brain development and its relation to social competence. Additionally, she has expertise on functional and structural brain connectivity and investigates how brain development is influenced by genes and the environment.