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Eveline Crone
Current position:
Current position
Full Professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam and Leiden University

Prof. Eveline Crone is full professor in Developmental Neuroscience in Society at Erasmus University Rotterdam and Professor of Neurocognitive Developmental Psychology at Leiden University. Her Society, Youth and Neuroscience Connected (SYNC) lab examines the psychological and neural processes involved in self-regulation and social development from birth to adulthood, with a special focus on adolescence. Her research relies strongly on neuroscience and translational approaches, involving societal partners and youth in the full research cycle. One of her special interests involves enrichment of cognitive and social experiences of children and adolescents using longitudinal, training and intervention designs. Prof. Eveline Crone and her team regularly publish in leading international journals (> 200 international articles).

In addition to her scientific work, Prof. Crone has been successfully communicating her findings to the general public. In 2018 she published the revision of the Dutch book “The Adolescent Brain” for a wide audience, of which over 100,000 copies have been sold. The book has been translated into six languages. In this book, Eveline Crone explains the influence of brain development on learning, risk-taking and the social relations and friendships of adolescents.

Prof. Eveline Crone is a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and Corresponding Fellow of The British Academy. Prof. Crone has been awarded several prestigious research grants and recognitions including the Spinoza award for her research on the adolescent brain. The Spinoza award is the highest recognition in Dutch Science.

Mandate ERC Scientific Council: 01 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2023 (2nd term).

Professor Eveline Crone is Vice-President of the European Research Council since 01 Jan 2020 and is responsible for the Social sciences and Humanities domain