Former PhD Students

Here is a list of the PhD students that have defended their thesis in the Social Brain Lab. Clicking on their names will link to their electronic PhD thesis. We thank them all for their wonderful contributions to the lab, and are proud of how well they have done since.



Name and
Link to Thesis

Current Position and
Social Media Link

2022 Yingying Han Scientist at Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands (LinkedIn)
2017 Judith Suttrup Healthcare Analyst at
SKIM, international insights agency specialized in decision behaviour. (LinkedIn)
2016 Laura Mueller-Pinzler Postdoc at Social Brain
2015 Sara Borgomaneri Postdoc, University of
2013 Cui Fang Assistant
Institute of Affective and Social Neuroscience, Shenzhen
University, Shenzhen China. (ResearchGate)
2012 Harma Meffert Director, Social Cognition Research Program at
Boys Town National Research Hospital. (LinkedIn)
2012 Piray Atsak Assistant Professor at Donders Institute for
Brain, Cognition and Behaviour. (LinkedIn)
2011 Jojanneke Bastiaansen Postdoc at
the University Medical Center Groningen. (LinkedIn)
2011 Idil Kokal Managing Director at
Bonn Cologne Graduate School of Physics and Astronomy. (LinkedIn)
2011 Marlees Schippers CEO IkDus. (LinkedIn)
2007 Valeria Gazzola Team Leader
NIN and
Associate Professor UvA. (LinkedIn)
2007 Chritiaan van der Gaag Psychiatrist
at Psy-Zo
2007 Mbemba Jabbi Assistant
Professor of Psychiatry at the University of
Texas at Austin
. (LinkedIn)