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Renate de Groot is appointed as Full Professor Biopsychology of Learning at the Welten Institute, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Open University of the Netherlands. 

Renate’s scientific interest is centred on the biopsychological determinants (physical activity, nutrition, and sleep) of learning and cognition in lifelong perspective. Both observational studies as well as intervention studies are part of her core business. Since her own thesis defence in 2003 Renate supervised 19 PhD-students from which 10 already successfully defended their theses. Renate’s scientific input has up till now resulted in a hundred publications in peer reviewed scientific journals. 

Renate is chair of the department Fostering Efficient, Effective and Enjoyable Learning (FEEEL). In addition, she is program leader of the research group Biopsychology and Learning.

In that capacity she has the daily leadership, she chairs the monthly programme group, she supervises PhD-students, and she is in charge of the project coordination.

She is the contact person for a diverse range of collaborators both social as well as industry oriented. She is responsible for raising funds within the field of Brain and Learning and Biopsychological determinants for learning. This resulted in a substantial amount of financial support for her field of research. 

In addition, Renate is board member of ISSFAL (International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids), one of the most important scientific communities in her field. Renate also played an important role in the foundation of the ethical committee of the Open University and is now a well-respected board member of this committee. Renate is also applied as research coordinator of the Welten Institute.

Finally, Renate has an honorary position as Associate Professor at Maastricht University, department of Complex Genetics.

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Projects 2018 2019

Research Output 2014 2020

Open Access
Self Concept
Depression
Education

Effect of 1 Year Krill Oil Supplementation on Cognitive Achievement of Dutch Adolescents: A Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial

van der Wurff, I. S. M., Von Schacky, C., Bergeland, T., Leontjevas, R., Zeegers, M., Jolles, J., Kirschner, P. A. & de Groot, R. H. M., 30 May 2019, In : Nutrients. 11, 6, 15 p., 1230.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Euphausiacea
krill
placebos
long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids
Oils

Effects of physical activity interventions on cognitive and academic performance in children and adolescents: a novel combination of a systematic review and recommendations from an expert panel

Singh, A. S., Saliasi, E., van den Berg, V., Uijtdewilligen, L., de Groot, R. H. M., Jolles, J., Andersen, L. B., Bailey, R., Chang, Y-K., Diamond, A., Ericsson, I., Etnier, J. L., Fedewa, A. L., Hillman, C. H., McMorris, T., Pesce, C., Pühse, U., Tomporowski, P. D. & Chinapaw, M. J. M., 2019, In : British Journal of Sports Medicine. 53, 10, p. 640-647 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Exercise
Research
Mathematics
PubMed
Causality
Open Access
Eicosapentaenoic Acid
Docosahexaenoic Acids
Arachidonic Acid
Self Concept
Depression

Activities 2017 2019

  • 7 Oral presentation
  • 3 Invited talk

Het Wiebelkinderen Onderzoek naar Betere Breinprestaties en LeerEffecten: Preliminaire resultaten

Inge van der Wurff (Speaker), Céleste Meijs (Speaker), Christine Resch (Speaker), Petra Hurks (Speaker), Renate de Groot (Speaker)
27 Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationAcademic

Sensorische prikkelverwerking: Prevalentie

Céleste Meijs (Speaker), Inge van der Wurff (Speaker), Renate de Groot (Speaker), Christine Resch (Speaker), Petra Hurks (Speaker)
27 Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationAcademic

A systematic literature review on the influence of prenatal and childhood nutrition on the development and endurance mental health issues in childhood: results of the Food4Thought review study

Inge van der Wurff (Speaker), Anke Oenema (Speaker), Dennis de Ruijter (Speaker), Claudia Vingerhoets (Speaker), Renate de Groot (Speaker)
23 Oct 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationAcademic

Sensorische prikkelverwerking Prevalentie

Céleste Meijs (Speaker), Inge van der Wurff (Speaker), Renate de Groot (Speaker), Christine Resch (Speaker), Petra Hurks (Speaker)
27 Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationAcademic

WOBBLE : Het Wiebelkinderen Onderzoek naar Betere Breinprestaties en LeerEffecten

Céleste Meijs (Speaker), Inge van der Wurff (Speaker), Renate de Groot (Speaker), Petra Hurks (Speaker), Christine Resch (Speaker)
22 Jan 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkAcademic