Anne-Wil obtained her MSc in biopsychology and neuropsychology at Utrecht University. In 2009 she started her PhD research at the Leiden Clinical, Health & Neuropsychology department. Anne-Wil studies cognitive vulnerability to depression. Following initial studies on experimental manipulation of attentional allocation bias (ABM), she moved on to studying genetic and environmental influences on information processing bias (endophenotype approach), and cognitive reactivity to sad mood as a vulnerability factor for depression.
She currently holds a mixed research and education position: she works at the master thesis lab, supervises master theses, and continues her studies on cognitive reactivity to sad mood.
- Cognitive Reactivity, Implicit Associations, and the Incidence of Depression: A Two-Year Prospective Study (2013)
- A Multiple Case Series Analysis of Six Variants of Attentional Bias Modification for Dysphoria (2013)
- The effects of a visual search attentional bias modification paradigm on attentional bias in dysphoric individuals (2013)