Yvette Grootjans

PhD Candidate
Erasmus University Rotterdam


Yvette’s research focuses on the use of electrophysiological recordings and neuroimaging to assess the development of mental health problems in adolescents, with a focus on both internalizing and externalizing disorders. The role of self-regulation within this process is explored through several tasks that measure processes related to self-regulation. EEG is used to record electrophysiological activity focusing on error-related negativity, a possible marker of risk to predict longitudinal increases in several mental health problems. The implications of a possible risk marker could be important for the prevention and/or treatment of several mental health problems in adolescents.

Her (co)promoters are Ingmar Franken and Anita Harrewijn.

Photo: Alexander Santos Lima