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Michelle Achterberg


Dr. M. Achterberg
+31 71 527 6861

Short CV

Michelle Achterberg is a PhD candidate at the Developmental and Educational Psychology Unit of Leiden University’s Institute of Psychology. 

Michelle completed her master in Neuroscience & Cognition at Utrecht University in 2014. During the first year of her master program, Michelle worked in the department of child psychiatry at the UMC Utrecht, where she studied structural brain connectivity in children with ADHD and Autism. During the second year of her studies she studied the development of resting state connectivity, at the Brain and Development lab. 

In September 2014 Michelle started her PhD project at the Leiden Consortium on Indiviudal Development, which is part of the ‘Consortium Individual Development’ study funded by the gravitation grant of NWO. Under supervision of Eveline Crone, Marian Bakermans-Kranenburg and Anna van DUijvenvoorde, Michelle studies the development of behavioral control in childhood. Specifically, she focusses on the neural mechanisms of social evaluation and aggression regulation in childhood and emerging adolescence. Additionally, she is expanding her knowledge of functional and structural brain connectivity and investigates how brain development is influenced by genes and the environment. 

For more information about her research project see Brain and Development Lab.

CV in pdf


  • School Psychology 
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology 
  • International Bachelor Pscyhology 


  • 2016 Ter Meulen Grant of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). €3252,- 
  • 2016 LISF grant Leiden University Fund (€1000,-) 


  • 2016 Flux Travel Award


Relevante links

Leiden Psychology Blog
LinkedIn profile
Twitter profile
Research Gate profile 
Consortium on Individual Development


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

Work address

Pieter de la Court
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 4B07



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