Curriculum Vitae
Bernice van Aken

Bernice van Aken, MSc

Phd student

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

Biographical sketch
Bernice received her MSc degree in Neuropsychology at Utrecht University in September 2014, after receiving her BSc degree in Brain and Cognition Psychology at the Erasmus University in September 2013. During her master programme, she did an internship at the Mental Health Care Research Centre of the Dutch Department of Defence and an internship at the Geriatric Treatment Advice Centre at the Bronovo Hospital in The Hague. Since June 2016, Bernice started her PhD project, investigating determinants and processes of Recovery in patients with Severe mental illnesses.
Research interests
Recovery, Severe Mental Illness.


'The association between maternal selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitor use during pregnancy, embryonic growth trajectories and birth outcomes.'

Wetenschapslunch Psychiatry meeting by Zoom on Monday November 30th at 12 h

Presenter: Hilmar Bijma (MPP)

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