Marc Noom (1966) is a developmental psychologist, who finished his M.A. at the University of Amsterdam in 1992. In 1999 he finished his Ph.D. at the University of Utrecht on the topic of the development of adolescent autonomy. From 1999 until 2002 he was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Utrecht, where his research focused on family-peer linkages in adolescent problem behavior. Subsequently from 2002 until 2007 he was an assistant professor at the University of Leiden, on the topic of developmental psychopathology and the effectiveness of youth care. At this department he started to specialize in evaluation research.
Starting from 2007 he worked as a senior researcher at various mental health centers. First, at “De Bascule” in Amsterdam, an academic center for child and adolescent psychiatry. Second, at the Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC), both at the department of child and adolescent psychiatry, and at the department of adult psychiatry. Third, at “De Viersprong”, a mental health center specialized in the treatment of personality disorders in adolescent and adult patients. And fourth, he has worked at a center for adolescent forensic psychiatry at the mental health center GGzE in Eindhoven.
At present he also works as a senior researcher at the department of psychiatry of the Zaanstad Medical Center (ZMC), where adolescents and adults are treated for personality disorders. He also works as a teacher at the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences of the Webster University in Leiden, where he teaches a course on research design in clinical research.
He is very much interested in mechanisms of change in a clinical setting. Most of his research is focused on “what works, for whom, under which circumstances and why?”