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C. (Carolien) Torenvliet

Postdoctoral researcher
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group Brain and Cognition

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 129
  • Room number: G0.02
Postal address
  • Postbus 15915
    1001 NK Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Profile

    Carolien Torenvliet is currently working as a post-doctoral researcher at the department of Brain & Cognition, University of Amsterdam. During her PhD on “Cognitive Aging in Autism” she became an expert on how neurodivergent patterns of development, like autism, interact with general aging processes. In her thesis, she tried to unravel whether autistic people might show an altered pace of cognitive aging (slower or faster) compared to their non-autistic peers, and why, and for whom specifically this might be the case. Her research combines an interest in rigorous scientific methods and analyses (i.e., Bayesian/multilevel analyses, good research practices like pre-registration and replication) with a broader interest in clinical neuropsychological practice and the effects on aging on daily functioning and quality of life. 

    Next to this, Carolien is an enthusiastic teacher and is passionate about sharing her knowledge on clinical neuropsychology, cognition, autism and research methods.

    Expertise and research fields

    • Neuropsychology/Cognitive Psychology
    • Aging 
    • Autism
    • Longitudinal trajectories

    Relevant links

  • Research

    Research methods

    • Bayesian statistics
    • Experimental cognitive psychology (strategies)
    • Multilevel analyses on longitudinal trajectories
    • Good research practices such as replication and pre-registration

    Current research projects

    • Cognitive aging in autism: cross-sectional effects and longitudinal trajectories
    • Cognitive strategies in older/autistic adults: do older/autistic people use different approaches to come to the same testscores?
    • Individualized approaches to aging in autism: the effects of heterogeneity
    • Physical and mental health of autistic adults

    Research grants & honours

    • Madeleine Julie Vervoort travel grant (UvA)
  • Teaching & PhD supervision

    Carolien supervises mastertheses (individual) and bachelorprojects (groups of 5 students). She was also involved in teaching the courses Diagnostics I and II in the bachelor and master clinical neuropsychology. Before she started her PhD, Carolien was a tutor in psychology (year 2) involving statistics, research, and writing courses.

  • Publications





    • Radhoe, T. A., Agelink van Rentergem Zandvliet, J. A., Torenvliet, C., Groenman, A. P., van der Putten, W. J. & Geurts, H. M. (17-7-2023). The clinical relevance of subgroups of autistic adults: Stability and predictive value. Universiteit van Amsterdam.


    • Radhoe, T. A., Agelink van Rentergem Zandvliet, J. A., Torenvliet, C., Groenman, A. P., van der Putten, W. J. & Geurts, H. M. (14-10-2022). A community detection study: Two replicated distinct subgroups in autistic adults. Universiteit van Amsterdam.
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