Since February 2015 Renske Bosman has been working on a PhD project investigating the long-term trajectory of anxiety disorders with Prof. Ton van Balkom, Dr. Neeltje Batelaan, and Dr. Anna Muntingh at the GGZ inGeest, department ‘Academische Werkplaats Angst’ and VU University Medical Center Amsterdam, department of Psychiatry.
After graduating from secondary school, Renske travelled for ten months in Australia and New Zealand. In September 2008 she started her Bachelor in Psychology at the University of Groningen. As part of the research traineeship of the Honours Program of Psychology, Renske was involved in a fMRI study investigating fear and disgust in women with Vaginismus or Dyspareunia.
In September 2011 Renske started the Research Master Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience, in the track ‘Cognitive Neuroscience and Cognitive Modelling’ at the University of Groningen. For her major research project Renske investigated whether disgust is sensitive to classical conditioning as measured with facial electromyography and behavioural responses under the supervision of Prof. Peter de Jong and Dr. Charmaine Borg. After graduation in September 2013, Renske started working as a research assistant at the University of Groningen and was involved in the follow-up study of her disgust-project. Additionally, under the supervision of Dr. Marije aan het Rot Renske wrote a systematic review about how symptom diaries have been to investigate the aetiology and phenomenology of premenstrual dysphoric disorder and a research article about the social interactions of women with severe premenstrual complaints. She also supervised several bachelor and master students.