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Elise Kortink

PhD Candidate

E.D. Kortink MSc
+31 71 527 2727

Short CV

Elise Kortink is a PhD candidate at the unit Developmental and Educational Psychology of the Institute of Psychology at Leiden University.

Elise obtained her Research Master degree in Developmental Psychology, combined with the Child- and Adolescent Psychology master, in 2017. In 2017 she also started the master Clinical Psychology, which she will finish in 2018. Elise wrote her master thesis on the effect of individual differences in personality on someone’s neural response to social evaluation, and continued this research during her internship at the Yale Child Study Centre.

In September 2018, she started her PhD project, which aims to identify subgroups of people, characterized by similarities in personality, environmental, physiological (EEG/ECG) and behavioral responses in various social contexts. These subgroups, or ‘symptom-profiles’ indicate who is at risk for developing social anxiety disorder in adolescence. In particular, Elise will investigate potential differences in a brain mechanism involved during behavioral responses to uncertain social situations and social learning.


  • Academic Skills Tutorial (IBP)
  • Bachelor Thesis
  • Behaviour Training with Children
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with Young People
  • Developmental Psychopathology
  • Interpersonal Professional Skills (IBP)
  • School Psychology


  • NWO Research Talent grant
  • Research Master Thesis award
  • Janneke Fruin Helb Prize
  • LUF International StudyFund grant (LISF)



Social Anxiety and School Refusal

PhD Candidate

  • Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
  • Instituut Psychologie
  • Ontwikkelings- & Onderwijspsychologie

Work address

Pieter de la Court
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden



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