Dr. Niki Antypa was born on the island of Chios, Greece. During the years 2000-2004 she studied Psychology at the American College of Greece where she obtained the degree Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with High Distinction. She then moved to the Netherlands to study clinical psychology and at the end of 2006 she obtained her MSc in Psychology (cum laude) from Leiden University. From 2007 till 2011 she worked at the department of Clinical Psychology as a PhD student and in August 2011 she obtained her PhD degree. Her dissertation focused on cognitive vulnerability to depression, including the influence of genetic, environmental and nutritional factors. With a Rubicon grant awarded by N.W.O. (Dutch Scientific Organization) she carried out post-doctoral research at the Institute of Psychiatry, at the University of Bologna, in Italy. Since May 2014, she works as an Assistant Professor at the department of Clinical Psychology.