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Kirstin Greaves-Lord

      Kirstin Greaves-Lord

     Kirstin Greaves-Lord

     Assistant professor (PhD)

     Tel: +31 (0) 10-7037005


     Erasmus MC-Sophia
     Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry/Psychology
     Wytemaweg 8 - KP2, 3015 CN Rotterdam  
     PO Box 2060 - KP2, 3000 CB Roterdam




Kirstin Greaves-Lord works as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry/Psychology of the Erasmus MC - Sophia. She is the head of the joint Autism Research Program in collaboration with Yulius, a large autism specialized mental healthcare center of excellence. She is also the program leader of Joint Effort, a national endeavor to bridge the gap between autism research and practice. Her research focusses on developmental trajectories and outcomes of individuals on the autism spectrum, and on the effectiveness of interventions that involve people from the social context (i.e. family, school, leisure activities, and/or work) in order to improve social participation. Within the Autism Expertise Center results from her research become utilized through the development of innovative mental health care products and through the training of professionals. She supervises several PhD students and works as the project leader of a large RCT, and two large clinical cohort studies. Please find more information on the research she conducts on the website describing her researchline.

Research Interests
- Development, determinants and outcomes of autism spectrum disorder
- Puberty related problems
- Co-morbidity between psychiatric problems
- Mental health care use and treatment effects
- Stress sensitivity

- Accare + UMCG Groningen
- Hogeschool Leiden
- Hogeschool Rotterdam
- University College London (UCL)
- University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
- Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
- Yulius


International peer-reviewed publications (45)

1. Duvekot J, van der Ende J, Verhulst FC, Slappendel G, Maras A, van Daalen E, Greaves-Lord K (2016). Factors influencing the probability of a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder in girls versus boys. Autism: International Journal of Research and Practice, in press.

2. Duvekot J, ten Hoopen L, Slappendel G, van der Sijde A, van der Ende J, Verhulst FC, Greaves-Lord K (2016). Design and cohort characteristics of the Social Spectrum Study: A multicenter study of the autism spectrum among clinically referred children. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, in press.

3. Evans BE, Greaves-Lord K, Euser AS, Thissen S, Tulen JH, Franken IH, Huizink AC (2016). Stress Reactivity as a Prospective Predictor of Risky Substance Use During Adolescence. J Stud Alcohol Drugs 77(2):208-19.

4. Koks N, Ghassabian A, Greaves-Lord K, Hofman A, Jaddoe VW, Verhulst FC, Tiemeier H. (2016). Maternal C-Reactive Protein Concentration in Early Pregnancy and Child Autistic Traits in the General Population. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 30(2):181-9.

5. Slappendel G, Mandy W, van der Ende J, Verhulst FC, van der Sijde A, Duvekot J, Skuse D, Greaves-Lord K (2016).Utility of the 3Di Short Version for the Diagnostic Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Compatibility with DSM-5. J Autism Dev Disord 46(5):1834-46.

6. Duvekot J, van der Ende J, Constantino JN, Verhulst FC, Greaves-Lord K (2016). Symptoms of autism spectrum disorder and anxiety: shared familial transmission and cross-assortative mating. J Child Psychol Psychiatry, 57(6):759-69.

7. Verheij C, Louwerse A, van der Ende J, Eussen ML, Van Gool AR, Verheij F, Verhulst FC, Greaves-Lord K (2015). The Stability of Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders: A 7 Year Follow Up of Children with Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified. J Autism Dev Disord. 45(12):3939-48.

8. Louwerse A, Eussen M, van Gool A, Dekker LP, Verheij C, de Nijs PF, Verhulst FC, Greaves-Lord, K (2015). ASD symptom severity in adolescence of individuals diagnosed with PDD-NOS in childhood: stability and the relation with psychiatric comorbidity and societal participation. J Autism Dev Disord.45(12):3908-18.

9. Visser K, Greaves-Lord K, Tick NT, Verhulst FC, Maras A, van der Vegt EJ. (2015). Study protocol: a randomized controlled trial investigating the effects of a psychosexual training program for adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. BMC Psychiatry 28;15:207.

10. Evans BE, Greaves-Lord K, Euser AS, Koning T, Tulen JH, Franken IH, Huizink AC (2015). Blunted Heart Rate Response as a Potential Endophenotype of Substance Use Disorders: Evidence from High-Risk Youth. Front Pediatr. 28;3:66.

11. Eussen ML, Van Gool AR, Louwerse A, , Verhulst FC, Greaves-Lord K (2016). Superior disembedding performance in childhood predicts adolescent severity of repetitive behaviors: a seven years follow-up of individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Autism Research 9(2):282-91.

12. Eussen ML, Louwerse A, Herba, C, Van Gool AR , van der Ende J, Verhulst FC, Greaves-Lord K (2015). Childhood facial recognition predicts adolescent symptom severity in autism spectrum disorder. Autism Research  8(3):261-71.

13. Duvekot J, van der Ende J, Verhulst FC, Greaves-Lord K (2015). The Screening Accuracy of the Parent and Teacher-Reported Social Responsiveness Scale (SRS): Comparison with the 3Di and ADOS. J Autism Dev Disord. 45(6):1658-72.

14. Dekker LP, van der Vegt EJ, Visser K, Tick N, Boudesteijn F, Verhulst FC, Maras A, Greaves-Lord K (2015). Improving Psychosexual Knowledge in Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Pilot of the Tackling Teenage Training Program.  J Autism Dev Disord.  45(6):1532-40.

15. Dekker LP, Hartman CA, van der Vegt EJ, Verhulst FC, van Oort FV, Greaves-Lord K (2015). The longitudinal relation between childhood autistic traits and psychosexual problems in early adolescence: The Tracking Adolescents' Individual Lives Survey study. Autism 19(6):684-93.

16. Eussen ML, de Bruin EI, Van Gool AR, Louwerse A, van der Ende J, Verheij F, Verhulst FC, Greaves-Lord K (2015). Formal thought disorder in autism spectrum disorder predicts future symptom severity, but not psychosis prodrome. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry  24(2):163-72.

17. Louwerse A, Tulen JHM, van der Geest JN, van der Ende J, Verhulst FC, Greaves-Lord K (2014). Autonomic Responses to Social and Non-Social Pictures in Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Autism Research 7(1):17-27.

18. Euser AS, Evans BE, Greaves-Lord K, van de Wetering BJ, Huizink AC, Franken IH (2013). Multifactorial determinants of target and novelty-evoked p300 amplitudes in children of addicted parents. PLoS One 14;8(11).

19. Euser AS, Greaves-Lord K, Crowley MJ, Evans BE, Huizink AC, Franken IH (2013) Blunted feedback processing during risky decision making in adolescents with a parental history of substance use disorders. Dev Psychopathol. 25(4):1119-36.

20. Louwerse A, van der Geest JN, Tulen JHM, van der Ende J, van Gool AR, Verhulst FC, Greaves-Lord K (2013). Effects of eye gaze directions of facial images on looking behaviour and autonomic responses in adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders 7: 1043-1053.

21. Evans BE, Greaves-Lord K, Euser AS, Franken IH, Huizink AC (2013). Cortisol levels in children of parents with a substance use disorder. Psychoneuroendocrinology  38(10):2109-20.

22. Evans BE, Greaves-Lord K, Euser AS, Tulen JH, Franken IH, Huizink AC (2013). Determinants of physiological and perceived physiological stress reactivity in children and adolescents. PLoS One8(4):e61724.

23. Ayer L, Greaves-Lord K, Althoff RR, Hudziak JJ, Dieleman GC, Verhulst FC, van der Ende J (2013). Blunted HPA axis response to stress is related to a persistent Dysregulation Profile in youth. Biol Psychol. 93(3):343-351.

24. Euser AS, Evans BE, Greaves-Lord K, Huizink AC, Franken IH (2013). Parental rearing behavior prospectively predicts adolescents' risky decision-making and feedback-related electrical brain activity. Dev Sci. 16(3):409-427.

25. Greaves-Lord K, Eussen MLJM, Verhulst FC, Minderaa RB, Mandy W, Hudziak JJ, Steenhuis MP, de Nijs PF, Hartman CA (2013). Empirically Based Phenotypic Profiles of Children with Pervasive Developmental Disorders: Interpretation in the Light of the DSM-5. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 43(8):1784-1797.

26. Eussen ML, Van Gool AR, Verheij F, De Nijs PF, Verhulst FC, Greaves-Lord K (2013).  The association of quality of social relations, symptom severity and intelligence with anxiety in children with autism spectrum disorders. Autism  17(6):723-35.

27. So P, Greaves-Lord K, van der Ende J, Rescorla L, Verhulst FC, de Nijs P (2013). Using the Child Behavior Checklist and the Teacher’s Report Form to identify children with autism spectrum disorders. Autism 17(5):595-607.

28. Abdallah MW, Pearce BD, Larsen N, Greaves-Lord K, Nørgaard-Pedersen B, Hougaard DM, Mortensen EL, Grove J (2012). Amniotic Fluid MMP-9 and Neurotrophins in Autism Spectrum Disorders: An Exploratory Study. Autism Research 5(6):428-433.

29. Abdallah MW, Mortensen EL, Greaves-Lord K, Larsen N, Bonefeld-Jørgensen EC, Nørgaard-Pedersen B, Hougaard DM, Grove J (2012). Neonatal levels of neurotrophic factors and risk of autism spectrum disorders. Acta Psychiatr Scand 128: 61-69.
30. Euser AS, Evans BE, Greaves-Lord K, Huizink AC, Franken IH (2012). Diminished error-related brain activity as a promising endophenotype for substance-use disorders: evidence from high-risk offspring. Addict Biol. 18(6):970-84.

31. Evans BE, Greaves-Lord K, Euser AS, Tulen JH, Franken IH, Huizink AC (2012). Alcohol and tobacco use and heart rate reactivity to a psychosocial stressor in an adolescent population. Drug Alcohol Depend. 126(3):296-303.
32. Huizink AC, Greaves-Lord K, Evans BE, Euser AS, van der Ende J, Verhulst FC, Franken IH (2012). Youth in the Netherlands study (JOiN): study design. BMC Public Health; 12:350.

33. Evans BE, Greaves-Lord K, Euser A, Franken IHA, Huizink AC (2012). The relation between hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis activity and age of onset of alcohol use. Addiction 107(2):312-322.

34. Euser A, Arends LR, Evans BE, Greaves-Lord K, Huizink AC, Franken IHA (2012). The P300 event-related brain potential as a neurobiological endophenotype for substance use disorders: A meta-analytic investigation. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 36(1):572-603.

35. Abdallah MW, Greaves-Lord K, Grove J, Nørgaard-Pedersen B, Hougaard DM, Mortensen EL (2011). Psychiatric comorbidities in autism spectrum disorders: findings from a Danish Historic Birth Cohort. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 20(11-12):599-601.

36. Prince van Leeuwen A, Creemers HE, Greaves-Lord K, Verhulst FC, Ormel J, Huizink AC (2011). HPA axis Reactivity to Social Stress and Adolescent Cannabis Use: The TRAILS Study. Addiction 106(8):1484-92.

37. Van Oort F, Greaves-Lord K, Ormel J, Verhulst FC, Huizink AC (2011). Risk indicators of anxiety throughout adolescence. Anxiety and Depression 28(6):485-494.

38. Dietrich A, Greaves-Lord K, Bosch N, Minderaa RB, Oldehinkel AJ, Hoekstra P & Althaus M (2011). Reduced cardiac autonomic flexibility associated with medically unexplained somatic complaints in the context of internalizing problems in a preadolescent population sample: The TRAILS study. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics 80(1), 62-64.

39. Greaves-Lord K, Tulen JHM, Dietrich A, Sondeijker FEPL, Van Roon A, Oldehinkel AJ, Ormel J, Verhulst FC & Huizink AC (2010). Reduced autonomic flexibility as a predictor for future anxiety in girls from the general population: the TRAILS study. Psychiatry Research 179, 187-193.

40. Van Oort F, Greaves-Lord K, Verhulst FC, Ormel J & Huizink AC (2009). The developmental course of anxiety symptoms during adolescence: the TRAILS study. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 50(10), 1209-1217.

41. Greaves-Lord K, Huizink AC, Oldehinkel AJ, Ormel J, Verhulst FC & Ferdinand RF (2009). Baseline cortisol measures and developmental pathways of anxiety in early adolescence. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica 120(3), 178-186.

42. Huizink AC, Greaves-Lord K, AJ Oldehinkel, J Ormel, FC Verhulst (2009). Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and smoking and drinking onset among adolescents: the longitudinal cohort TRacking Adolescents’ Individual Lives Survey (TRAILS). Addiction 104(11), 1927-1936.

43. Greaves-Lord K, Ferdinand RF, Sondeijker FEPL, Dietrich A, Oldehinkel AJ, Rosmalen JGM, Ormel J & Verhulst FC (2007). Testing the tripartite model in young adolescents: is hyperarousal specific for anxiety and not depression? Journal of Affective Disorders 102(1-3), 55-63.

44. Dietrich A, Riese H, Sondeijker FEPL, Greaves-Lord K, Van Roon A, Ormel J, Neeleman J & Rosmalen JGM (2007). Externalizing and internalizing problems in relation to autonomic function: a population-based study in preadolescents. Journal of the American Acadamy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 46(3), 378-86.

45. Greaves-Lord K, Ferdinand RF, Oldehinkel AJ, Sondeijker FEPL, Ormel J & Verhulst FC. Higher cortisol awakening response in young adolescents with persistent anxiety problems (2007). Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica 116(2), 137-144.

National publications (18)

1. Greaves-Lord K & Geurts H. Academische Werkplaatsen Autisme: Waarom, hoe en wat?  Wetenschappelijk Tijdschrift Autisme 2016;1.

2. Vuijk P, Bul KCM, Brand EM, Greaves-Lord K, Maras A & Kuiper CHZ (2015). Let’s play (serious gaming): Schooltransitiemanagement voor jeugdigen met een Autismespectrumstoornis.  Innovations in Social Practice and Education 24; 3,

3. Greaves-Lord K e.a. (2015). Onder de loep: Vriendschappelijke en romantische relaties. Engagement, 2, 12-13.

4. Jagersma G, Greaves-Lord K (2015). Congres Review 15e Nationaal Autisme Congres. Wetenschappelijk Tijdschrift Autisme 2015;2,

5. Vieira Rocha M, Greaves-Lord K, Rommelse NN, Hartman CA (2014). De Ontwikkeling Van Kenmerken Van Autismespectrumstoornissen Tijdens De Adolescentie: Een Trails-Onderzoek. Wetenschappelijk Tijdschrift Autisme. 2014;2:39-50.

6. Visser K, Greaves-Lord K, Boudesteijn F, Maras A, van der Vegt E (2014). De Psychoseksuele Begeleiding Van Jongeren Met Ass: Toepassing Van De Ik Puber-Trainining. Wetenschappelijk Tijdschrift Autisme. 2014;4:132-7.

7. De Bildt A, Greaves-Lord K, De Jonge M (2014). ADI-R: Autisme Diagnostisch Interview - Revised. Handleiding. Hogrefe, Amsterdam.

8. De Bildt A, Greaves-Lord K, De Jonge M (2013). ADOS-2: Autisme Diagnostisch Observatie Schema. Handleiding. Hogrefe, Amsterdam.

9. Greaves-Lord K, Eussen MLJM, Hartman CA (2013). Symptoomprofielen van kinderen met een pervasieve ontwikkelingsstoornis. Wetenschappelijk Tijdschrift Autisme 12 (2): 50-53.

10. Slappendel G, Greaves-Lord K, van der Sijde A (2013). Verkenning van repetitief gedrag: wie past waar in de DSM-5? Wetenschappelijk Tijdschrift Autisme 12 (2): 54-61.

11. Louwerse A, Greaves-Lord K (2013). International Meeting For Autism Research (IMFAR) 2012. Wetenschappelijk Tijdschrift Autisme 12 (1): 16-17.

12. Louwerse A, Eussen MLJM, Greaves-Lord K (2012). Het beloop van autismespectrumstoornissen. Wetenschappelijk Tijdschrift Autisme 11 (4): 119-127.

13. Greaves-Lord K, Eussen MLJM, Duvekot J, Louwerse A, ten Hoopen LW, de Nijs PF (2012). Dimensionele en categoriale diagnostiek binnen en buiten het autisme spectrum als solide basis voor zorg en onderzoek. Wetenschappelijk Tijdschrift Autisme 11 (2):68-71.

14. Visser K, Greaves-Lord K, Dekker LP, Boudesteijn F, Maras A, van der Vegt E (2012). Ik Puber – een onderzoek naar de effectiviteit van de Ik puber-training. Wetenschappelijk Tijdschrift Autisme 11 (2): 64-67.

15. Duvekot J, Greaves-Lord K (2012). Congres Review: NVA congres op 7 en 8 oktober 2011. Wetenschappelijk Tijdschrift Autisme 11 (1): 21-22.

16. Greaves-Lord K, van Lang NDJ, Bol GW, Stowe LA, Hoeks JCJ (2011). Verwerking van ambigue zinnen bij kinderen met een autisme spectrum stoornis: een verkennend onderzoek. Wetenschappelijk Tijdschrift Autisme 10 (3):80-88.

17. Greaves-Lord K, Verhulst FC, Oldehinkel AJ, Ormel J, Huizink AC (2008). Stressgevoeligheid als onderliggend mechanisme voor angstproblemen? Bevindingen uit de TRAILS studie. Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie 51 (6): 401-406.

18. Greaves-Lord K, Dekker M, Huizink AC, Verhulst FC & Verheij F (2007). Pervasive developmental disorder: problems most encountered by parents. Wetenschappelijk Tijdschrift Autisme, 6(3): 110-112.