CV

CURRICULUM VITAE — BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH (updated January 2022)

  • Name
    • Prof.dr. K. Richard Ridderinkhof, PhD
  • Born
    • 01 juli 1964, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Nationality
    • Dutch
  • Address for correspondence
    • Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam
    • Postbox/Postbus 15916
    • 1001 NK Amsterdam
    • the Netherlands
    • k.r.ridderinkhof @ uva.nl
  • Masters degree:
    • University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Psychology
    • Graduated August 1988 in Physiological Psychology
  • PhD
    • University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Psychology
    • Graduated 21 October 1993 in Physiological Psychology
    • PhD thesis: “Interference from Irrelevant Information: Models, Methods, & Developmental Trends
  • Positions and employment
    • 2006-present: Full Professor (Neurocognitive Development & Aging), U. Amsterdam, Depts of Brain & Cognition / Dev. Psychology
    • 2002-2007: Professor (Endowed Chair in Neurocognitive Aging), Leiden U., Dept of Cognitive Psychology
    • 2002-2006: Associate Professor, U. Amsterdam, Depts of Psychonomics and Developmental Psychology
    • 1997-2002: Postdoctoral research fellow for the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
    • 1996-1997: Assistant Professor, U. Amsterdam, Depts of Psychonomics and Developmental Psychology
    • 1993-1996: Postdoctoral researcher, U. Amsterdam, Depts of Psychonomics and Developmental Psychology
  • Honors and grants
    • 2022 ABC-Talent, project grant of K€125
    • 2020 UvA center for Urban Mental Health (UMH), project grant of K€360
    • 2018 Elected Scientific Director of ABC (UvA’s interdisciplinary research priority are of Amsterdam Brain & Cognition)
    • 2018 NWO-OnderzoeksTalent, project grant of K€300
    • 2017 ABC-Talent, project grant of K€125
    • 2016 ABC-Project, project grant of K€250
    • 2016 ABC-Talent, project grant of K€125
    • 2015 ABC-Talent, project grant of K€125
    • 2015 Elected member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts & Sciences (KNAW: Koninklijke Academie van Wetenschappen)
    • 2014 Elected member of the founding board of the European Cognitive Aging Society (EUCAS)
    • 2009 UvA-CSCA Cognition Zwaartepunt, project grant of K€580 (+ K€1850 in matching)
      • (collaboration with UvA depts. of Economics [van Winden], Psychiatry [Denys]; Psychology [Wagenmakers/Forstmann])
    • 2009 FES Quick Results, project grant of K€180
      • (collaboration with Prof.dr. Murre, UvA dept of Psychonomics)
    • 2008 NWO-ALW Open Competition, project grant of K€180
    • 2008 NWO-Mozaiek Competition, project grant of K€180 for S. Jahfari
    • 2008 UvA-Psychology Internal Competition, project grant of K€140
      • (collaboration with Prof.dr. van Winden, UvA dept of Economics)
    • 2007 NWO-MaGW Open Competition, project grant of K€170
    • 2005 UvA-Psychology Internal Competition, project grant of K€150
      • (collaboration with Prof.dr. Lamme, UvA dept of Psychonomics)
    • 2004 NWO-MaGW Innovation Impulse, Vici-program grant of K€1250
    • 2004 NWO-MaGW Open Competition, project grant of K€150
    • 2002 NWO-MaGW Open Competition, project grant of K€120
      • (collaboration with Prof.dr. Theeuwes, VU Amsterdam dept of Cognitive Psychology)
    • 2000 KNAW Research Fellowship extension, project grant of K€135
    • 1997 KNAW Research Fellowship, project grant of K€150
  • Publications
    • > 200 publications in peer-reviewed journals (incl. Science; PNAS; J. Neurosci; Brain; JEP:HPP; etc.) & book chapters
    • For a complete overview see here.
    • For H-index and complete citation info see here.
  • Other academic activities
    • Member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts & Sciences (KNAW: Koninklijke Academie van Wetenschappen)
    • Chair of the Dept. of Developmental Psychology, U. Amsterdam (staff: ~60 fte) (2009-2014 & 2022)
    • President of the Nederlandse Vereniging voor Psychonomie (Dutch Psychonomics Society) 2009-2012
    • Founding Board Member of the European Cognitive Aging Society
    • Associate Editor for Biological Psychology (1999-2001 and 2003-2006)
    • Guest Editor for special editions of CABN; Brain Res.; Brain & Cognition; Psychological Res.; Acta Psychologica
    • Founder and Head of the Amsterdam center for the study of adaptive control in brain and behavior (Acacia; www.uva.nl/acacia)
    • Founder and Head of SeniorLab (www.uva.nl/seniorlab) and SeniorMinds (www.seniorminds.nl)
    • Member of PhD opposition committees (national: >100; international: UCL London; MPI Berlin; MPI Leipzig; K.U. Leuven; Ghent U.; Trinity College, Dublin; U. Oslo)
    • Chair of executive councils, scientific councils, research committees, audit panels, Ethical Committee, and numerous administrative ad hoc committees, selection and appointing committees, etcetera; member of Spinoza Center for Neuroimaging Program Committee
    • member of the board of directors of the Stichting Mind At Work
  • Supervisor of postdoc projects
    • 2005-2007 W.P.M. van den Wildenberg (subsequently moved on to NWO-Veni project and tenure)
    • 2005-2008 B. Forstmann (subsequently moved on to NWO-Veni project and full professorship)
    • 2007-2008 J. Fahrenfort (subsequently moved on to postdoc project elsewhere and tenure)
    • 2007-2009 M.X Cohen (subsequently moved on to NWO-Vidi project and tenure)
    • 2008-2011 S. de Wit (subsequently moved on to tenure)
    • 2009-2012 N. Bault (subsequently moved on to tenure)
    • 2010-2010 J. Cavanaugh (subsequently moved on to tenure)
    • 2012-2013 L. Spieser (postdoctoral guest from U. Provence–Marseilles)
    • 2012-2014 M. Wokke (subsequently moved on to postdoc elsewhere)
    • 2013-2015 S. Jahfari (subsequently moved on to postdoc elsewhere)
    • 2015-2018 J. Luigjes (subsequently moved on to postdoc project elsewhere and tenure)
    • 2017-2018 M. Kaag (subsequently moved on to postdoc project elsewhere)
    • 2017-2019 M. Lebreton (subsequently moved on to postdoc project elsewhere and tenure)
    • 2022-2023 I. Hipolito
  • Promotor of PhD projects
    • 2001 S. Nieuwenhuis: “Cognitive control and error processing: Age-related changes”, UvA dept. Psychonomics. (Co-promotor)
    • 2002 M.M. Span: “Aging and cognitive slowing: A neuropsychophysiological analysis”, UvA dept. Developmental Psychology. (Co-promotor)
    • 2003 W.P.M. van den Wildenberg, “Differentiation of inhibitory processes”, UvA dept. Developmental Psychology. (Co-promotor)
    • 2005 J. Ramautar: “Response Inhibition and Error Processing: Analyses of Event-Related Brain Potentials”, UvA dept. Psychonomics. (Co-promotor)
    • 2006 B. Kreukels: “Effects of high dose chemotherapy on cognitive skills and evoked potentials in breast cancer”, UvA dept. Psychonomics.
    • 2007 Z. Tieges: “Effects of caffeine and coffee consumption on cognitive control: ERP analyses”, UvA dept. Psychonomics.
    • 2008 E.R. Rietveld: “Unreflective action: A philosophical contribution to integrative neuroscience”, UvA dept. Philosophy.
    • 2009 J. Wijnen: “Effects of aging on cognitive control processes in covert and overt attentional selection”, UvA dept. Developmental Psychology.
    • 2009 S. van Gaal: “The role of consciousness in cognitive control”, cum laude, UvA dept. Psychonomics.
    • 2009 N. van Wouwe: “Cognitive control in context processing: normal and dopamine-deviant populations”, U. Leiden dept. Cognitive Psychology.
    • 2009 M. Pannebakker: “Dual-task performance, functional capacity limitations and episodic storage”, U. Leiden dept. Cognitive Psychology.
    • 2011 M.J. van der Molen: “Profiling Cognition in Fragile-X Syndrome: A Psychophysiol/Neuropsychol Approach”, UvA dept. Developmental Psychology.
    • 2012 B. Pelloux: “On the role of emotions and social ties in public good games: Behavioral & Neuroeconomic studies”, UvA dept. Behavioral Economics.
    • 2013 N. Schouppe: “The affective value of cognitive conflict and its role in decision-making”, U. Ghent dept. of Exp. Psychology. (Co-promotor)
    • 2014 H.A. Harsay: “Brain Mechanisms of Self Control”, UvA dept. Developmental Psychology.
    • 2014 S. Jahfari: “Networks of Action Control”, UvA dept. Developmental Psychology.
    • 2014 J. Winkel: “Speed-Accuracy Tradeoff in the Human Brain”, UvA dept. of Developmental Psychology (Co-promotor)
    • 2014 M. Broeders: “Cognitive Decline in Parkinson’s Disease”, UvA dept. Brain & Cognition
    • 2015 A.D. van Campen: “Action Conflict Under Control”, UvA dept. of Developmental Psychology
    • 2015 J. van Driel: “Theta oscillations in temporal processing and cognitive control”, UvA dept. Brain & Cognition
    • 2016 I. van de Vijver: “Aging Gracefully: The Neurobiology of Decision-Making”, UvA dept. of Developmental Psychology
    • 2016 A.G. Lever: “Aging in Autism: A Double Jeopardy?”, UvA dept. Brain & Cognition (co-promotor)
    • 2018 M. Vissers: “Attention filtering in service of working memory”, UvA dept. Brain & Cognition
    • 2018 L. Talsma: “Cognitive Plasticity: Can we lastingly boost cognition?”, UvA dept. Brain & Cognition
    • 2018 A. Mora Cortes: “Temporal attention in the brain”, UvA dept. Brain & Cognition
    • 2019 L. Reteig: “Effects of neurostimulation on cognition”, UvA dept. Brain & Cognition
    • 2019 Y. Liu: “Alcohol and intentional inhibition”, UvA dept. Dev.Psychology
    • 2020 J. Buitenweg: “Aging and braintraining”, UvA dept. Brain & Cognition
    • 2021 Z.-F. Yao: “The brains of elite athletes”, UvA dept. Brain & Cognition
  • Promotor of currently ongoing PhD projects
    • 2019 C. Hesp: “The origins of social life”, UvA dept. Dev.Psychology
    • 2020 L. Brinkhof: “Acitve & healthy aging: A network perspective”, UvA dept. Dev.Psychology
    • 2021 W. Wan: “Smartphone landmarks of behavior and cognition”, UvA dept. Dev.Psychology, U. Leiden dept. Cogn.Psychology