Geranne JiskootL. Geranne Jiskoot

Phd Student

Section Medical Psychology & Psychotherapy
Department of Psychiatry
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Biographical sketch


In 2007 I started working at the Erasmus MC at the department for Livertransplantation. In 2008 I graduated from the Rotterdam University of Applied Science and obtained my bachelor degree in Social Work. In 2009 I started at the Department for Medical Psychology and Psychotherapy and the Department for Reproductive Medicine as a junior researcher and PhD candidate. In 2010 I also started a master in Public Health.

Research interests


My research interests are mainly focused on lifestyle treatment for people with obesity:

  • PhD research: Sustainable lifestyle changes in physical activity and eating habits in overweight women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) by cognitive-behavioural therapy and Short Message Service (SMS)
  • Centrum Gezond Gewicht (centre for healthy weight)  

  • Educational interests
  • Minor Reproductive Medicine: “The influence of lifestyle: is losing weight really effective?”
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


Selected international publications in refereed journals


  • 2012 oral presentation at Dutch Society of Reproductive Medicine (DSRM)
  • 2012 Poster at the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE)
  • 2012 Poster award at the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS) for “Losing weight, gaining fertility”
  • 2012 Flash presentation at European Congress on Preconception Care and Health (ECPH)