Crosswalk

Ageing Network Tilburg University (ANTU)

We are a multidisciplinary group of researchers who are building a network for ageing research at Tilburg University. Our research is focused on healthy as well as pathological ageing from a holistic, longitudinal perspective considering the individuals' characteristics, and their social and physical environment including work as well as care contexts.

We are specifically interested in risk and protective factors that account for between-person differences and within-person changes in cognition, well-being, and life-satisfaction in old age. Ultimately, our aim is to progress knowledge and improve the life situation for each and every person, physically or mentally healthy or challenged.  

What do we offer to researchers?

  • Our dedicated network offers a unique opportunity to connect with researchers from various backgrounds and expertise to explore ageing from different viewpoints. 
  • Active participation will allow members to get inspiration from a variety of research topics, methodologies, and analyses.
  • Moreover, it will open the possibility of developing new collaborative networks, e.g. for joint research and funding grant proposals.

We welcome all researchers with an interest in healthy or pathological ageing. We meet once a month and share recent research findings and ideas. Feel free to join us by contacting Yvonne Brehmer

Learn more about our next and past meetings

Who we are

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    Nicola Ballhausen

    Assistant Professor

    Department of Developmental Psychology

    Her research focuses on cognitive development across the lifespan. In particular, she is interested in the development of memory for intentions in older age and the impact of adversity on older adults’ cognition.

    Nicola Ballhausen

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    Sascha Bolt

    Senior Researcher

    Tranzo: Care for Older Adults

    Her research focuses on improving the quality of person-centered care and palliative care for older people (with dementia).

    Sascha Bolt

  • Picture of Yvonne Brehmer

    Yvonne Brehmer

    Professor

    Department for Developmental Psychology

    She conducts research on cognitive training and interventions from a lifespan perspective and predictors of individual differences in aging successfully.

    Yvonne Brehmer

  • Silvy Collin

    Silvy Collin

    Assistant Professor

    Cognitive Science and AI department

    Her research topics are cognition, mainly memory, using behavioral and neuroimaging measures.

    Silvy Collin

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    Robert Gobbens

    Professor

    Inholland University of Applied Sciences

    He studies frailty, disability, and quality of life among older people.

    Robert Gobbens

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    Alexandra Hering

    Assistant Professor

    Department of Developmental Psychology.

    The main topic of her research is the development of goal-directed behaviour from childhood to older age and on possible ways to promote goal-directed behaviour across the lifespan.

    Alexandra Hering

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    Meriam Janssen

    Senior Researcher

    Tranzo: Care for Older Adults                                                                          

    Her research focuses on contributing to person-centered care for older adults.

    Meriam Janssen

  • Dorien Kooij hoogleraar HSS

    Dorien Kooij

    Professor

    Department of Human Resource Studies

    Her research focuses on successful aging at work, and in particular on HR practices for older workers, on job crafting, on how work motivation changes with aging, and on future time perspective.

    Dorien Kooij

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    Katrien Luijkx

    Professor

    Tranzo: Care for Older Adults                                                                          

    With her research she aims to contribute to person centered care for older adults. Moreover, she aims to bridge the gap between science and practice, especially in nursing home care.

    Katrien Luijkx

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    Ittjay Mannheim

    PhD student

    Tranzo: Care for Older Adults                             

    Topics he mainly studies are ageism and the role of age-based stereotypes and stereotype activation on the use and design of digital technology.

    Ittay Mannheim

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    Ruth Mark

    Assistant Professor

    Department of Cognitive Neuropsychology

    Her research focuses on older patients with neurological disorders, especially people with different forms of dementia and their caregivers.

    Ruth Mark

  • Picture of Gabriel Olaru

    Gabriel Olaru

    Assistant Professor

    Department of Developmental Psychology

    His research focuses on personality development and assessment across the adult lifespan.

    Gabriel Olaru

  • Picture of Tineke Roelofs

    Tineke Roelofs

    Healthcare Psychologist

    Tranzo: Care for Older Adults                          

    She conducts research on ethical themes in long term care for people with dementia, such as intimacy and sexuality.

    Tineke Roelofs

  • Aukelien Scheffelaar

    Aukelien Scheffelaar

    Post-doctoral researcher

    Tranzo: Care for Older Adults                                      

    Main topics of her research are qualitative quality research and participatory methods focused on older adults receiving long-term care.

    Aukelien Scheffelaar

  • Picture of Dounya Schoormans

    Dounya Schoormans

    Assistant Professor

    Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology

    Her research focuses on biological mechanisms that prevent cancer survivors to age successfully.

    Dounya Schoormans

  • Picture of Jantine Schuit

    Jantine Schuit

    Vice Rector Magnificus

    Full professor of Health, Behaviour and Society

    She conducts research in the field of overweight prevention using policy measures and lifestyle interventions.

    Jantine Schuit

  • Liselore Snaphaan

    Liselore Snaphaan

    Senior Researcher

    Tranzo

    She is leading the dementia research program of GGzE/Tranzo, in which different stakeholders collaborate to enhance user-based innovative solutions and support people living with dementia in daily activities.

    Liselore Snaphaan

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    Annerieke Stoop

    Senior Researcher

    Tranzo: Care for Older Adults

    Her research focuses on autonomy, technology, social needs and social networks, and quality improvement.

    Annerieke Stoop

  • Picture of Evi van den Elzen

    Evi van den Elzen

    PhD Student

    Herbert Simon Research Institute (HSRI)

    Her research focuses on Personalized Cognitive Diagnostics for Early Detection of Dementia.

    Evi van den Elzen

  • Picture of Katrijn van Deun

    Katrijn van Deun

    Associate Professor

    Department of Methodology and Statistics.

    She is an expert in data analysis, in particular high-dimensional and linked data.

    Katrijn van Deun

  • Picture of Marijn van Wingerden

    Marijn van Wingerden

    Assistant Professor

    Department of Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence

    He is interested in applying machine learning and AI for healthcare issues, in particular computational psychiatry and dementia.

    Marijn v. Wingerden

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    Marcel van Assen

    Associate Professor

    Department of Methodology and Statistics

    His research focuses on meta-research, and he investigates the assessment of frailty of elderly as well as antecedents and consequences of frailty.

    Marcel van Assen

  • Picture of Marjolein Verbiest

    Marjolein Verbiest

    Senior Researcher

    Tranzo: Care for Older Adults

    Main topics of her research are person-centered care, social network and social needs, technology use and quality of care.

    Marjolein Verbiest

  • Picture of Eveline Wouters

    Eveline Wouters

    Professor

    Tranzo: Technological and Social Innovation for Mental Health

    Her research focuses upon accessibility, acceptance and implementation of technological innovations in chronic health care.

    Eveline Wouters

Cross-cutting themes

The Herbert Simon Research Institute for Health, Well-being, and Adaptiveness is a research center devoted to carrying out excellent, state of the art research in order to contribute to healthy and resilient people. We have selected three themes, which involve the collaboration between various Departments  and address actual themes in need of both fundamental and applied research.