Healthy Start colloquium: ‘Reimagining will & skill’

(Voertaal colloquium: Engels)

Why do youth who struggle with antisocial behavior and addiction often show difficulty to change their behavior? Is it because they lack motivation, or do they need to acquire different skills and knowledge? And what can we do to help them to achieve their own long-term goals, during treatment and in daily life?

Join us for the second Healthy Start colloquium: ‘Reimagining will & skill’. This event brings together experts from various disciplines to share their unique insights, methods and technological tools to support youth with externalizing behaviors.

Programme (walk-in from 13:00, colloquium starts at 13:30)

  • Keynote by Prof. dr. James Blair
  • Pecha Kucha presentations by Healthy Start Ambition Lead Dr. Reshmi Marhe and Healthy Start PhD Jennie Lukoff
  • Panel discussion: share your thoughts, experiences and questions during a conversation between speakers, experts from the social and technical sciences, and audience
  • Networking drinks



Prof. dr. James Blair shares his experiences on running a large scale research collaboration at Boys Town National Research Hospital and reflects on the latest developments in research and treatment of antisocial behavior and addiction in youth.

Pecha Kucha presentations

Dr. Reshmi Marhe, Ambition Lead of Healthy Start ambition ‘Tackling juvenile delinquency and addiction’, and assistant professor at the Clinical and Forensic and Legal Psychology departments of the EUR, studies the intricate interplay between addiction and juvenile delinquency and how to improve treatment outcomes for multi-problem youth.

Jennie Lukoff recently moved from the United States to the Netherlands to start her PhD trajectory at Healthy Start. She studied Neurobehavioral Science and Clinical Psychology with a specific focusĀ on violence risk assessment for individuals with a history of legal involvement and/or history of serious mental illness.


Dr. Ilse van de Groep, Healthy Start Fellow Healthy Start ambition Project 5, studies the (neurocognitive) development of externalizing behaviors such as antisocial behavior, primarily focusing on motivation, adaptation to social contexts and goal-pursuit.

Panel discussion

Joining the panel discussion are also:

Dr. Willem-Paul Brinkman, Associate professor Interactive Intelligence at TU Delft, studies human-computer interaction, human-centered artificial intelligence, behavior change support systems, specifically as part of eHealth systems.

Prof. dr. Ingmar Franken, Professor Neurocognitive aspects of addiction and substance abuse at Erasmus University, studies various neurcognitive mechanisms that cause and maintain various types of addiction.

Healthy Start colloquium series

The colloquium is linked to our ambition project ‘Tackling juvenile delinquency and addiction‘ and is part of the Healthy Start colloquia series. Each event in the series is organised by one of the Healthy Start ambition teams and showcases the most recent developments and breakthroughs in our field.

Will we see you there?

Please register below.