Anke Klein is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Psychology Department (developmental psychopathology) of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and is also affiliated with the Student Medical Service of the UvA. After combining three Master degrees in Pedagogical Science, Developmental Psychology and a Research Master in Psychological Science, she obtained her PhD in Social Science (Cum Laude) at the Radboud University, Nijmegen. Her main research interest is the transmission of parental psychopathology to their children, and the treatment of internalizing disorders from childhood to young adulthood. The strength of her research lies in the combination of theoretically driven but clinically relevant studies and the use of different approaches to study normal and abnormal behavior in children and young adults. Furthermore, she is a qualified university teacher (BKO) and has worked as ‘orthopedagoge’ and clinical child psychologist in several clinics (NVO and BAPD certificates). Anke recently received one of six Niels Stensen Fellowship awards (2016) for outstanding talented young scientists, see also http://www.nielsstensenfellowship.nl/nl/fellows-2016.
Anke is currently involved in the 'Students Health Care Project'. This project is an initiative of Faculty Professor Wiers and Medical Doctor Peter Vonk with the goal to improve the mental heath of university students at the University of Amsterdam. Anke is the daily project manager and senior postdoc on the project.