Dr. Carin Schröder obtained her PhD degree at University of Aberdeen in Scotland (2008) with Marie Jonhston. Title of her thesis: Control perceptions and activity limitations in people with disabling medical conditions. Carin is GZ-psychologist and since 2010 senior researcher at the Hoogstraat rehabilitation and the UMCU in collaboration with the RMI for Neurosciences and the Utrecht Centre of Excellence in Rehabilitation Medicine.
Her research expertise has a focus on theoretically based research, using psychological theory in combination with WHO model of disability as described in the international classification of functioning, disability and health (ICF) . Focus of her research is twofold; 1/ measuring (control) cognitions and activity (limitation) and 2/ the development of theory based interventions changing (control) cognitions in order to improve physical functioning in people with neuromuscular disease.