Michelle Achterberg

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Young Board Chair

My name is Michelle Achterberg and I’m an Assistant Professor at Child and Family studies (EUR). My research line is on social competence development across childhood and adolescence, and I study this by integrating different methodologies (i.e., neuroimaging, surveys, experiments and co-creation with stakeholders). As chair of the Healthy Start Young Board, I hope to build up a strong community of early career researchers that, together, can bridge the gap between science and society. When it comes to interdisciplinary team-science, I truly believe the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and I am excited about the convergence that the Healthy Start program can provide