Yara Toenders works as a postdoctoral researcher and is involved in the Leiden Consortium on Individual Development (L-CID) at Leiden University and the Society Youth Neuroscience Connected (SYNC) lab at Erasmus University Rotterdam. She focuses on mental health and brain development in adolescents in her research. Yara currently works on the Leiden Self-Concept study where she looks at mood swings in young people and its relation to biological mechanisms in young people. She further aims to unravel why some adolescents develop mental health problems, while others do not.
Research interests: Mental health, Brain Development, Sleep