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Verena Ly

Policy Officer

Dr. V. Ly
+31 71 527 2727

As policy officer research, I advise and support the Psychology Institute Board during the development, implementation, evaluation, and improvement of policy related to research integrity and quality. I am advisor and secretary of the Psychology Research Ethics Committee (CEP) and the Research Committee, and coordinator of the Recognition & Rewards Committee of the Institute of Psychology. Additionally, I facilitate research projects within the institute as an advisor on research- and policy-related aspects.

My mission to increase the quality of scientific research and to foster a positive academic culture was born out of my personal experience as a researcher and teacher. In my mission, I strongly value a knowledge-driven culture and evidence-based policy development. Therefore, I enjoy collaborating with researchers, policy- , and other officers, who share the same mission.


Verena Ly has more than 10 years of experience in research and education. She has a background in multidisciplinary research in which she combined experimental psychopathology, neurocognitive science, and clinical research among other areas. She completed a Research Master in Clinical and Health Psychology at Leiden University (2010). Supported by a personal Mosaic grant from the NWO, she performed her PhD research at the Radboud University in Nijmegen (2010-2014). She spent two years as a post-doctoral researcher and multicenter clinical trial coordinator at Karakter Child and Adolescent Psychiatry University Centre and the Radboudumc (2014-2016). In 2016 she returned to Leiden University, first as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology and from 2021 onwards as a policy officer research at the Institute of Psychology.

For more information, please visit her personal website.


Working Days

Verena works on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Policy Officer

  • Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
  • Instituut Psychologie
  • Instituutsbureau Psychologie

Work address

Pieter de la Court
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden



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