Patrick de Zeeuw is a post-doctoral researcher at the NICHE Neuroimaging Lab, and a psychologist in clinical training towards the Dutch healthcare psychologist (GZ-psycholoog) registration, both at the Developmental Disorders Unit within the Department of Psychiatry. He completed his MSc in Clinical Neuropsychology (specialisation: Child Neuropsychology) at VU University Amsterdam in 2005. Afterwards, he worked as a teaching/research assistant with the departments of Clinical Neuropsychology at both VU University Amsterdam and Leiden University. He joined the NICHE lab in October 2006 as a PhD student where he investigated brain development and neuropsychological factors in childhood ADHD using a combination of MRI, cognitive, genetic and questionnaire approaches. In October 2011, he received his PhD with a dissertation entitled Neurobiological Heterogeneity in ADHD.
The main research interests of dr. De Zeeuw are the neurobiological and neuropsychological background of developmental disorders. He has been involved in a broad spectrum of clinical and basic research into ADHD since 2003. The main focus of his current research within the lab of prof.dr. Sarah Durston, continues to be on brain development in ADHD. In addition, together with PhD students in the lab, he works on the hypothesis that deviations in separable brain networks that are crucial to cognitive control, temporal processing and sensitivity to reward, may independently be associated with ADHD. He is also a strong advocate of integration of basic research into clinical practice and of combining both clinical and research activities to a broader and fuller understanding of developmental disorders.