Eduard Klapwijk is a postdoctoral researcher in the unit Developmental and Educational Psychology of the Institute of Psychology at Leiden University.
During his PhD he investigated the neural mechanisms underlying social-emotional dysfunction in autism spectrum disorders and conduct disorder at Curium-Leiden University Medical Center. He then worked one year as management consultant, after which he returned to academia.
Esward's current research is aimed at understanding the relationship between brain development, social experience and risky behaviors. He is involved in a multi-site study to examine the neurodevelopmental predictors and consequences of alcohol use in adolescence. He also works on the longitudinal ‘Brainlinks’ study on prosocial behavior in adolescence, in which he examines the relation between social experiences and brain development.