Lecture

Theme 2 | E- & M-health in mental health care and research

Impact of COVID-19 on brain and mental health: analogies with the post-IC syndrome

Caroline van Heugten 

Prof Caroline van Heugten is a professor of Clinical Neuropsychology at Maastricht University, the Netherlands. The focus of her research is on neuropsychological interventions for persons with acquired brain injury such as stroke, traumatic brain injury and anoxic brain damage.

Her research focusses along the following three research lines: developing and evaluating instruments for measuring the outcome of neuropsychological interventions, clinical and cost-effectiveness of neuropsychological interventions and investigating factors influencing the outcome of neuropsychological interventions. She has published almost 250 international peer-reviewed papers and successfully supervised more than 25 PhD students.

Currently she is the director of the Limburg Brain Injury Center aimed at increasing the quality of life for patients with brain injury and their careers by gathering, sharing and implementing knowledge. She is one of the editors of the 2017 first international handbook on neuropsychological rehabilitation (Routledge, UK). Caroline van Heugten is known both nationally and internationally for her applied approach connecting research and clinical practice in the field of acquired brain injury.

The School for Mental Health and Neuroscience (MHeNs) strives to advance our understanding of brain-behaviour relationships by using an approach integrating various disciplines in neuro- and behavioural science, medicine, and the life sciences more widely. MHeNs performs high-impact mental health and neuroscience research and educates master's students and PhD researchers. MHeNs performs translational research, meaning practical collaboration between researchers in the lab and in the hospital. MHeNs is one of six graduate schools of the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences (FHML) aligned to the Maastricht University Medical Centre+ (MUMC+).