Currently working as a PhD candidate at the department of Psychiatric Epidemiology at the Erasmus MC in Rotterdam, studying the longitudinal association of actigraphic- and self-rated sleep with mental health in middle-aged and elderly.
MSc. Clinical Biology (Science, Management & Health Innovation), Radboud University Nijmegen.
MSc. Health Sciences (Epidemiology), NIHES Erasmus University Rotterdam
Field(s) of expertise
Education and career
Experience in science:
Scientific Researcher / PhD Candidate
‘Longitudinal, bidirectional associations between sleep and mental health’
Dept. of Epidemiology, Erasmus MC University Medical Centre, Netherlands
20/11/2017 - 01/07/2018:
OCS Life Sciences, Netherlands
9/11/2016 - 26/07/2017
Graduate Research Internship, grade 8.0
‘The risk on subfertility after an infection with Chlamydia trachomatis'
Dept. of Epidemiology and Surveillance of infectious disease, National Institute for Public Health and Environment, Netherlands
1/11/2015 - 14/07/2016:
Master Research Internship, grade 8.5
‘Interference of stress in emotional conflict resolution’
Dept. of Memory & Emotion, Donders Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience (NL) & Dept. Psychiatry, Radboud University Medical
15/04/2014 - 15/07/2014:
Bachelor Research Internship, grade 7.5
‘The role of visual discrimination on attention’
Dept. of Neurobiophysics, Donders Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience, Netherlands
01/07/2018-Current PhD Epidemiology Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
01/07/2018-31/08/2020 MSc Health Sciences Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
01/09/2016-31/08/2017 MSc Medical Biology Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
01/09/2011-31/05/2016 BSc Medical Biology Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
1. de Feijter M, Lysen TS, Luik AI.
24-hour activity rhythms and health in older adults.
Current Sleep Medicine Reports. Accepted.
2. de Feijter M, Kocevska D, Ikram MA, Luik AI.
The bidirectional association of 24-hour activity rhythms and sleep with depressive symptoms.
3. de Feijter M, Ikram MA, O’Connor M-F, Luik AI.
The longitudinal association of objective sleep and complicated grief.
4. de Feijter M, Ikram MA, Luik AI.
The longitudinal association of 24-hour activity rhythms and objective sleep with cortisol change after a very low-dose of dexamethasone.
5. Oosterloo BC, de Feijter M, Croll PH, Baatenburg de Jong RJ, Luik AI, Goedegebure A.
Mental health outcomes associated with tinnitus.
6. Ozel F, de Feijter M, Ikram MA, Luik AI.
The bidirectional association of fMRI brain makers with depressive symptoms.
7. Katimertzoglou A, Feijter M, Kocevska D, Ikram MA, Luik AI.
The longitudinal association of polysomnographic sleep with cortisol change after a very low-dose of dexamethasone.
What current research projects are you involved in?
Project 1: 24-hour activity rhythms and health in elderly – review
Project 2: The bidirectional assocation between sleep and depressive symptoms
Project 3: The longitudinal association between objective sleep and grief
Project 4: The longitudinal association between actigraphic sleep and the negative feedback of the HPA axis
Project 5: Network analyses sleep and mental health
Project b1: The bidirectional assocation between neurological markers and depression (Fatih Özel)
Project b2: The cross-sectional association between tinnitus and mental Health (Neelke Oosterloo)
Project b3: The longitudinal association between polysomygraphy and the negative feedback of the HPA axis (Anthanasisa
1. Support consortium GWAS – household Income
2. Actigraphy data cleaning
3. Medical follow-up of anxiety and depression for RS-III