Bianca van den Bulk
Bianca van den Bulk is a project manager in the unit Developmental and Educational Psychology of the Institute of Psychology at Leiden University.
Bianca van den Bulk is project manager at the Leiden Consortium on Individual Development (L-CID). L-CID is part of the national Consortium on Individual Development (CID) and is referred to as the ‘Samen Uniek’ twin study to the participating families. Within the study, families with same-sex twins are followed over a six year period. During the annual assessments, data is collected on the development of social competence and behavioral control in the children. In addition, the parent-child relationship is investigated by using various observation tasks.
Within this large research project, Bianca coordinates the overarching data collection and data processing and she supervises non-scientific staff. In addition, she organizes various scientific meetings and outreach activities. Bianca also maintains close contact with CID in Utrecht about human resources, project progress and finances. Bianca is the contact person for all project related questions.
Bianca has a background in cognitive neuroscience and obtained a PhD with prof. Robert Vermeiren and prof. Eveline Crone at the University of Leiden in 2015. In her PhD trajectory, Bianca studied the neurobiological mechanisms of anxiety disorders and depression in adolescents. During her PhD trajectory, Bianca was also responsible for coordinating the data collection of this longitudinal study in a clinical setting.
After her graduation she started as a postdoctoral researcher at L-CID. During her appointment as a postdoctoral researcher, Bianca discovered her interest in project management and specialized in facilitating and managing large research projects. Since January 2019, Bianca has held the position of project manager at L-CID. Her passion is to properly streamline and facilitate large research projects with many parties involved, so that people can get the most out of the research project.