Senior Research Associate with Lecturer Status
Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN)
Dr A.A.T. Simone Reinders is a leading neuroscientist and international expert on the brain imaging correlates of dissociative identity disorder disorder (DID). Simone studied Applied Physics and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands), where she also obtained her doctorate in Medical Sciences with the highest Dutch distinction Cum Laude. She received the most prestigious grant for young investigators, only awarded to the top 5% most promising researchers in the Netherlands. This allowed her to successfully lead a multi-center neuroimaging project investigating the neural correlates of DID. Simone’s current work entitled “Neuroimaging the Aetiology of DID” aims to provide objective data to aid the debate on the aetiology of DID. In parallel Simone is developing her research line to disseminate neurobiomarkers of trauma-related dissociation.
Simone’s pioneering research was the first to show identity-state-dependent blood-flow patters in the brain in individuals with DID. Follow-up research showed that these patterns cannot be simulated. Furthermore, her team showed that DID and PTSD share trauma-related neurobiomarkers. Her research has significantly advanced the understanding of brain function and structural brain abnormalities in DID. She has published 42 peer-reviewed publications and has an H-index of 22.
Sunday, May 17, 2020
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM US EDT