Curriculum Vitae
Joke Tulen

Joke H.M. Tulen, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychophysiology
Head Research Unit

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

Biographical sketch
Johanna (Joke) Tulen received her MSc degree in Psychology from the University of Amsterdam in 1984 (Cum Laude), after which she started her work in psychophysiological research at the department of Psychiatry of the Erasmus MC in Rotterdam. In 1993, she finished her PhD thesis (Cum Laude) on catecholamines, mood, and cardiovascular control mechanisms. In 2002, she became an associate professor of Psychophysiology and currently functions as head of the Research Unit of the department of Psychiatry of the Erasmus MC in Rotterdam.

Research interests
The research of Dr. Tulen focuses on emotional and cognitive disorders, which are studied by means of affective (autonomic), neurophysiological (TMS) and psychomotor parameters in healthy volunteers and clinical populations. Expertise comprises a broad range of methods and techniques, consisting of (neuro)physiological parameters quantifying activity of the autonomic nervous system, the HPA-axis, behavioural measures aimed at quantification of daily physical activities by means of accelerometry, and experimental psychological and psychopharmacological challenge tasks. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is used to study indices of long-term potentiation-like plasticity and cortical inhibition and excitation.
Presently, cognitive processes (attentional bias, emotional labelling, priming), situational factors (social context, laboratory or ambulatory research), and somato-motoric processes (autonomic adaptation, monoaminergic activity, HPA-as activity, physical activities) are studied in relation to (disturbances in) emotions, illness severity and symptoms, and daily functioning in psychosis, depression, ADHD, the syndrome of Gilles de la Tourette, post-operative delirium, and children with anxiety disorders.

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