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A.B.  Witteveen

Anke B. Witteveen PhD is a postdoctoral researcher at the department Midwifery Science AVAG/EMGO+ at the VU medical center. She combines work as a researcher with lecturing in perinatal psychology and research methodology and is coordinator of research internships of students at the Academie Verloskunde Amsterdam en Groningen (AVAG). Until 2011, she was also clinically working as GZ-psycholoog BIG (currently not practicing).

Research topics:

Perinatal psychology: antenatal anxiety and depression, maternal bonding and peri- and postpartum mental health outcomes.

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following childbirth.

Neuroendocrine aspects of maternal mental health (e.g. PTSD, anxiety).