Dr. rer. nat. Hannah Clara Maria Niermann

  Main research interests

  • Stress-related behavior and disorders (e.g., internalizing symptoms, specific phobia)
  • Primary defensive stress mechanisms
  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Risk and protective factors

Short vita

2018-present Postdoctoral researcher with Prof. Dr. K. Beesdo-Baum, Chair of Behavioral Epidemiology, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

Feb-May 2018 Clinical internship, Salus Clinic, a rehabilitation center for addiction and psychosomatic complaints, Lindow, Germany

Apr-June 2017 Research internship with Prof. Dr. M.R. Gunnar, Institute for Child Development, Minnesota University, Minneapolis, USA

2012 Research Assistant of Prof. Dr. K. Roelofs, Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands

2007-2008 Voluntary service in a school for children with epilepsy, Much Hadham, England, UK

Education

2018-present Psychotherapist training, German Society for Behavioral Therapy, DGVT, Dresden, Germany

2016-2018 M.Sc., Clinical Psychology, Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands

2013-2018 PhD candidate with Prof. Dr. K. Roelofs, Prof. Dr. A.H.N. Cillessen and Dr. B. Figner, Dept. Experimental Psychopathology and Treatment, Behavioural Science Institute and Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University

2011-2013 M.Sc., Research Master Behavioural Science, Radboud University

2008-2011 B.Sc., Psychology, Radboud University

Awards and grants

2018 3rd price of Best Paper Award, Behavioural Science Institute, Radboud University

2016 Christine Mohrmann Stipendium, Radboud University

2016 Nominated for Best Poster Price, German Society for Psychology

2014 3rd price of Research Master Thesis Award, Behavioural Science Institute, Radboud University

2013 NWO Research Talent Grant 2013-2018; Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research; PhD grant for talented and ambitious young researchers

2012 Academy Assistantship funded by Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences

2009 Honors Research Bachelor Project 2009-2011, Radboud University

Publications

Journal articles

Tyborowska, A., Volman, I., Niermann, H.C.M., Pouwels, J.L., Smeekens, S., Cillessen, A.H.N., Toni, I., Roelofs, K. (2018). Early-life and pubertal stress differentially modulate grey matter development in human adolescents. Scientific Reports, 8:9201. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-27439-5

Niermann, H.C.M., Figner, B., Tyborowska, A., Cillessen, A.H.N., & Roelofs, K. (2018). Investigation of the stability of human freezing-like responses to social threat from mid to late adolescence. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 12:97. doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2018.00097

Niermann, H.C.M., Figner, B., Tyborowska A., van Peer J.M., Cillessen A.H.N., Roelofs, K. (2017). Defensive freezing links Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal-axis activity and internalizing symptoms in humans. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 82, 83-90. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2017.05.001

Niermann, H.C.M., Figner, B., & Roelofs, K. (2017). Individual differences in defensive stress-responses: The potential relevance for psychopathology. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 14, 94-101. doi: 10.1016/j.cobeha.2017.01.002

Niermann, H.C.M., Ly, V., Smeekens, S., Figner, B., Riksen-Walraven, J.M., & Roelofs, K. (2015). Infant attachment predicts bodily freezing in adolescence: Evidence from a prospective longitudinal study. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 9:263. doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2015.00263

Niermann, H.C.M., & Scheres, A. (2014). The relation between procrastination and symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in undergraduate students. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, 23, 411-421. doi: 10.1002/mpr.1440

van Luijtelaar, G., Mishra, A.M., Edelbroek, P., Coman, D., Frankenmolen, N., Schaapsmeerders, P., Covolato, G., Danielson, N., Niermann, H.C.M., Janeczko, K., Kiemeneij, A., Burinov, J., Bashyal, C., Coquillette, M., Lüttjohann, A., Hyder, F., Blumenfeld, H., & van Rijn, C.M. (2013). Anti-epileptogenesis: Electrophysiology, diffusion tensor imaging and behavior in a genetic absence model. Neurobiology of Disease, 60, 126-138. doi: 10.1016/j.nbd.2013.08.013

Book chapter

Beesdo-Baum, K., & Niermann, H.C.M. (accepted). Epidemiologie der Angststörungen. In P. Zwanzger (Ed.), (Praxisbuch) Angst.

Roelofs, K., Niermann, H.C.M., Koch, S., & Klumpers, F. (2017). Stress en stressgedrag. In S. Dekker, & J. Van Baren-Nawrocka (Eds.), Wetenschappelijke doorbraken de klas in! Molecuulbotsingen, stress en taal der zintuigen (pp. 92-103). Nijmegen: Wetenschapsknooppunt Radboud Universiteit.

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