Anke Witteveen

DR., Doctor


Research activity per year

If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Research interests

As a clinically trained healthcare psychologist and epidemiologist, I currently work as a part-time senior researcher in the field of Perinatal Psychology at the Department of Midwifery Science, AVAG-Amsterdam Public Health/Amsterdam Reproduction & Development. I am involved in drafting and co-coordinating a large cohort study with embedded RCT assesssing the effectiveness of an antenatal resilience training for moderately depressed pregnant women (Voluit Zwanger). I have specific interest in neurobiogical correlates (cortisol, oxytocin and inflammation markers) of (perinatal) mental health problems (anxiety and despression), postpartum trauma and PTSD and life-style factors such as obesity. Currently, as part of the project Voluit Zwanger, I coordinate the inclusion of the project: hair cortisol concentration as a valid indicator of prenatal depression. Besides my work as a researcher, I am a senior lecturer in Science Education and Perinatal Psychology at the AVAG / InHolland University of Applied Sciences. 


Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots or
If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.