Pascalle SpaanPascalle Spaan, MSc

PhD candidate

Department of Psychiatry
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Biographical sketch


In 2016, Pascalle Spaan graduated cum laude from Leiden University with a Master’s degree in Psychology (Research), clinical and health specialization. During her studies she worked as a teaching and research assistant at Leiden University and as field interviewer for the Prison Project. After graduation, she studied mental health, substance abuse and criminal careers as a researcher at The Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR). She started working as a PhD candidate at the Psychiatry Department of the Erasmus MC in December 2016.

Research interests


Pascalle Spaan’s research interests and PhD-topic are in the field of forensic psychiatry. Her PhD-project will focus on uncovering the relationships between cortisol, testosterone and aggressive and delinquent behaviors in a high risk adolescent and an adult forensic psychiatry population.