Hilde Geurts is currently a professor in clinical neuropsychology and head of the section Brain & Cogntion at the Department of Psychology of the University of Amsterdam. She also works as a senior researcher at the "Dr. Leo Kannerhuis" (Youz/Parnassiagroup). After finishing her VIDI grant (MagW NWO, 2011-2016) and her fellowship at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS) to study the effect of aging in autism, she started with her VICI project (MagW NWO, 2017-2022). She focuses on cognitive aging and heterogeneity across the autistic adult lifespan and adults with ADHD. Her work is shaped in close collaboration with autistic adults and clinicians.
Hilde obtained a MSc in Neuro- and Rehabiliation psychology (1996) at the University of Nijmegen (Radboud University). Next she worked for approximately two years as a neuropsychologist in a psychiatric hospital for children. She received her PhD at the Department of Clinical Neuropsychology at the Vrije Universiteit. Her PhD project focused on Executive control in ADHD and Autism spectrum Disorders (ASD) with prof.dr. J.A. Sergeant, prof.dr. H. Roeyers and prof dr. J. Oosterlaan as advisors. In the meanwhile she worked as a lecturer at the Department of Clinical Psychology (UvA). From 2002 till 2009 she was assistant professor Clinical Neuropsychology at the Psychonomics section (currently known as Brain & Cognition, UvA) and from 2009 onwards she was associate professor at the same department. From 2011-2021 she was a professor by special appointment "autism across the lifespan" at the University of Amsterdam via the Dr Leo Kannerhuis Foundation. From 2013 to 2018 she was a member of the Young Academy of the Dutch Royal Academy of Science (KNAW) and in 2018 she co-founded the Amsterdam Young Academy. In 2014 she co-founded the research network reach-aut (see www.reach-aut.nl) in which a wide range of stakeholders are together shaping autism research. Since 2019 Reach-aut is part of the Academic workplace autism (funded by ZonMW) for which she is the advisor. From 2017 till 2019 years she also was the vice-president of the International Society of Autism Research (INSAR). An organization of which she later was awarded a life-time fellowship for her influential work within the autism research realm.
The main focus of her work is on so called neurodevelopmental conditions, especially Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Her starting point is the neurodiversity perspective and she focuses on cognition (especially cognitive control/executive functioning), inter & intra individual variability, quality of life as well as interventions across the life span. Recent ongoing projects focuses on (older) autistic adults for an overview of all studies please see www.dutcharc.nl .
Please, see for overview of all her output (publications [including recently accepted ones], presentations, media) http://www.dutcharc.nl/team/hilde-geurts/. Most of her papers can also be found on research gate.
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Hilde Geurts is a lecturer in several courses in both the bachelor and master "Clinicial Neuropsychology". These courses are related to (neuro)psychological assessment, psychopathology (children and adults), and clinical neuropsychology. She is one of the founders of this bachelor and master.