Dr Susanne de Rooij
Principal Investigator (PI)
Susanne is a psychologist and epidemiologist with specific expertise in early life stress, stress physiology and brain development. Her most recent research focuses on the effects of cognitive behavioural therapy in depressed pregnant women on neurodevelopment outcomes in children. In 2019, she received a grant to study the early life origins of dementia. She is also actively involved in science dissemination as coordinator of the stress knowledge centre ‘Stress Lab’ at the VU university in Amsterdam. Susanne’s role in LongITools is leader of work package tasks 6.2 and 6.3.