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Bart Verkuil

Associate Professor

Dr. B. Verkuil
+31 71 527 3460

Bart Verkuil is associate professor at the Clinical Psychology Unit. He is active in various courses in the bachelor and master curricula and supervises master thesis students. His research focusses on physiological aspects of psychopathology (anxiety and depression). Bart also works part-time as a licensed health care psychologist in training for licensed clinical psychologist at the Leiden University Treatment and Expertise Center (LUBEC).

More information about Bart Verkuil

Leiden Psychology Blog


My research focuses on physiological aspects of psychopathology (anxiety and depression). I am particularly interested in the interplay between activity of our autonomic nervous system and perseverative cognitive processes, like worrying and ruminating. In 2014 I received a Veni grant from the  Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) to examine whether stimulating the vagus nerve (a large nerve that forms part of the parasympathetic nervous system)  affects worrying, both in laboratory settings as well as in daily life.


NWO Veni grant: Effects of transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation on perseverative cognition



Experimental Clinical Psychology; Clinical Interviewing and Assessment; Thesis supervision (bachelor and master); Internship supervision; Coordination of the Psychodiagnostics course.


Ancillary Positions

  • Clinical practice: Counseling psychologist (part-time) at Skils, the Hague.
  • Memberships:     
    Member American Psychosomatic Society (APS) 
    Senior member postgraduate school Experimental Psychopathology (EPP)


Online press

Research website:  www.piekeren.com

Preview:  Omgaan met stress en burnout

Associate Professor

  • Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
  • Instituut Psychologie
  • Klinische Psychologie

Work address

Pieter de la Court
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 2B30




  • Psychologiepraktijk Bart Verkuil behandelen van clienten met emotionele problemen (preventief en curatief) en verzorgen workshops
  • geen auteur populair-wetenschappelijke boeken
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