Prof. E.A. Crone (1975) has been named professor by special appointment of Neurocognitive and affective adolescent development at the University of Amsterdam's Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. The chair was designated on behalf of the Federation of Netherlands Neuroscience Organizations.
Eveline Crone conducts research on cognitive, social and emotional development processes from childhood to adulthood, with a special focus on the link between these processes and the development of the brain. Her research centres on affective and social development during adolescence and the structural and functional development of the brain regions involved in this process. Crone aims to stimulate neuro-imaging research on children and adolescents at the University of Amsterdam.
Crone has held a position at Leiden University since 2005, where she started as senior university lecturer and has served as professor of neurocognitive developmental psychology since March this year. Prior to this time, she held positions at the University of California (Davis, USA), the University of Amsterdam and the University of Pittsburgh (USA). Crone has been awarded various research subsidies, including a Vidi Grant. Originally appointed in 2009, she will serve as chairwoman of De Jonge Akademie, the 'youth association' of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts (KNAW), until 2011. Crone recently published the popular scientific work The adolescent brain (Het puberende brein) (Bert Bakker/Prometheus publishers). In November of 2009, Minister Plasterk presented her with the Huibregtsprijs award in recognition of her brain research on children and adolescents and its social relevance.