Bio

Tom Smeets is a full professor of Clinical Psychology at the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences (TSB) of Tilburg University. He is also Head of Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology and scientific director of the Centre of Research on Psychological disorders and Somatic Diseases (CoRPS).

Ancillary activities:

- Board Member RINO Zuid (2021-2025)

- Board Member Experimental PsychoPathology (EPP; 2020-2024)

- Grant Reviewer (e.g., NWO, DFG, FNRS, NSF, NIAS-Lorentz, ESF)

- Panel member NWO Advisory Board Social Sciences & Humanities (roundtable Behaviour & Education)

Expertise

Tom Smeets' expertise lies in the domain of learning and memory abnormalities following stress and trauma and how they relate to the development and maintenance of mental disorders. He has received, amongst other, an NWO Brain and Cognition grant and the talent NWO grants RUBICON, VENI, and VIDI for his investigations into the interplay between neurological, psychophysiological and psychological markers of resiliency to stress-related mental disorders and the engagement of multiple memory systems, along with studies on acute stress effects on (over)generalization of fear and excessive avoidance. He is also involved in the PPS project Follow the Dot to Beat your Anxiety (https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/current/press-releases/phd-project-fo…) and in prof. A. Jansen's NWO-funded Gravitation Programme (see www.nsmd.eu).

Courses

Recent publications

  1. The STRESS-NL database - A resource for human acute stress studies ac…

    Bonapersona, V., Born, F. J., Bakvis, P., Branje, S., Elzinga, B., Evers, A. W. M., van Eysden, M., Fernandez, G., Habetts, P. C., Hartman, C. A., Hermans, E. J., Meeus, W., van Middendorp, H., Nelemans, S., Oei, N. Y., Oldehinkel, A. J., Roelofs, K., de Rooij, S. R., Smeets, T., ... Vinkers, C. H. (2022). The STRESS-NL database: A resource for human acute stress studies across the Netherlands. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 141, [105735].
  2. Examining the effect of stress on the flexible updating of avoidance …

    Lemmens, A., Quaedflieg, C. W. E. M., Dibbets, P., Rijkeboer, M., & Smeets, T. (2022). Examining the effect of stress on the flexible updating of avoidance responses. European Journal of Neuroscience, 55(9-10), 2542-2557.
  3. Dairy product consumption and incident prediabetes in Dutch middle-ag…

    Slurink, I. A. L., den Braver, N. R., Rutters, F., Kupper, N., Smeets, T., Elders, P. J. M., Beulens, J. W. J., & Soedamah-Muthu, S. S. (2022). Dairy product consumption and incident prediabetes in Dutch middle-aged adults: The Hoorn Studies prospective cohort. European Journal of Nutrition, 61(1), 183-196.
  4. Dairy product consumption in relation to incident prediabetes and lon…

    Slurink, I., Voortman, T., Ochoa-Rosales, C., Ahmadizar, F., Kavousi, M., Kupper, N., Smeets, T., & Soedamah-Muthu, S. (2022). Dairy product consumption in relation to incident prediabetes and longitudinal insulin resistance in the Rotterdam Study. Nutrients, 14(3), [415].
  5. Can you escape the virtual room? - A novel paradigm to assess avoidan…

    Dibbets, P., Lemmens, A., Benning, R., & Smeets, T. (2021). Can you escape the virtual room? A novel paradigm to assess avoidance behaviour. Computers in Human Behavior Reports, 3, [100061].

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