print

Personal information

Lucres Nauta-Jansen (1970) is a senior researcher and deputy head of  the Department of Child- and Adolescent Psychiatry, EMGO+ Institute, VU University medical center, Amsterdam. She is originally trained as a biomedical scientist at Leiden University. During her studies, she became more and more interested in the field of biological psychiatry. After an extended internship regarding a study on bipolar disorders at the research Dept. of Psychiatry of the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) in Endegeest, Oegstgeest , she achieved her masters degree in Biomedical Sciences at the Leiden University in 1994. Immediately after graduating, she began a PhD project at both the Dept of Child- and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Dept of Adult Psychiatry at the UMC Utrecht. In 1999 she achieved her Phd degree at the Medical Faculty of the University Utrecht on her thesis 'Impaired stress processing in autistic-like disorders and schizophrenia' (promotors: Prof. dr. H. van Engeland and Prof. dr. R.S. Kahn, copromotor dr. C.C. Gispen-de Wied). After achieving  her PhD she worked as a post-doc; first  at  the Dept. of Child- and Adolscent Psychiatry, UMC Utrecht, and subsequently at the Dept. of General Education, Utrecht University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for the Study of Eductaion and human Development (ISED). In 2000, she was awarded a fellowship from the Dutch Brain Foundation (Hersenstichting Nederland), which enabled her to continue her research on stress processing in autism.    From 2003 to 2006 she worked as a clinical assesor at the Medical Evaluation Board of the Netherlands (College ter Beoordeling van Geneesmiddelen, CBG). In the mean time, she got a part -time appointment as a senior researcher at the Dept. of Child- and Adolescent Psychiatry of the VUmc Amsterdam. Starting as a supervisor of a project regarding stress-processing in delinquent adolescents, her interest in the field of forensic child- and adolescent psychiatry increased. In 2006, she accepted a full-time appointment at the Dept. of Child- and Adolescent Psychiatry and she is now the supervisor of several PhD projects regarding both neurobiological and epidemiological research in forensic child- and adolescent psychiatry. Her main research focus is the neurobiological background of antisocial and disruptive behavior. In addition, she is involved in the scientific education of medical students at the Medical Faculty of the VU University. She is a member of several educational committees and is also the scientific internship coordinator of the Dept of Child-and Adolescent Psychiatry as well as the Dept of adult Psychiatry.