Collaborators - Autism

(In alphabetical order)

Dr. Sander Begeer

Sander Begeer

Sander Begeer is a senior lecturer at the Vrije University in Amsterdam, and works on theory of mind and related topics in children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder. In his research, Sander focuses on the question why children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder develop differently in their understanding of other people‚Äôs minds and how this can be affected. He did his PhD with Hans Koot, Mark Meerum Terwogt, and Carolien Rieffe, and defended his thesis in 2005.


Shuyuan Feng, MSc


Shuyuan is the PhD student of Dr. Li Yi at Peking University, China. She is collaborating with us on the KNAW-funded project on emotion understanding in ASD children.  



Prof. Kenneth Gadow 


Kenneth works at the University of New York (Stony Brook) and he is an expert on comorbidity in children and adolescents with ASD. 



Dr. Bibi Huskens

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Bibi is staff member of the Research and Development Division of the Dr. Leo Kannerhuis in Doorwerth. The Dr. Leo Kannerhuis is a specialized child and adolescent psychiatric institute offering differentiating methods of care and treatment for people with autism. As a staff member, Bibi is concerned with a couple of research projects and the development of education and training of staff and students. One of her research projects will focus on the implementation and evaluation of Pivotal Response Training in the Child Clinic.


Dr. Lex Stockmann

Lex is a psychiatrist and the director of Centrum Autism, Oegstgeest. In this function, Lex stimulates collaboration between university researchers and professionals who work with children with autism on a daily basis. This collaboration is encouraged in order to increase scientific knowledge, and to contribute to the improvement of the assessment and treatment of this specific group.


Yi Li

Dr. Li Yi, PhD

Dr. Li Yi works in Developmental and Pedagogical Psychology at Peking University, China. She is an expert on face processing, social cognition and cognitive abnormalities in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Currently, we are collaborating with her and her team on a KNAW-funded project on emotion understanding in ASD children in the Netherlands and China.