Vera Heininga is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Groningen. She draws together sociology, psychology, and psychiatry to study the biopsychosocial mechanisms that underlie emotional development.
Currently, she is involved in the Every Child Is Different project (www.iederkindisanders.nl), a large Dutch crowdsourcing study that aims to examine positive mental health and mental health problems in children and adolescents.
She is a passionate Open Science advocate, and co-founder and chair of the Open Science Community Groningen (www.openscience-groningen.nl).
Download her resumé.
PhD in Psychiatry, 2017
University Medical Center Groningen
MSc (research) Sociology, 2013
Interuniversity Centre Social Sciences & Methodology (ICS)
BSc in Social Work/ Psychology, 2011
Hanze University of Applied Sciences
Large national crowdsourcing study into child and adolescent mental health and well-being.
The Open Science Community Groningen facilitates more accessible, reproducible and transparent research.
Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is the leading cause of disability worldwide. The cardinal features of MDD are depressed mood and anhedonia. Anhedonia is defined as a markedly diminished interest or pleasure in all, or almost all, activities of the day, and has generally been investigated on group-level using retrospective data (e.