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RICH celebrates

In honor of International Women’s Day, we would like to highlight some of our female members’ work and achievements.

Our network currently counts 39 female scientists who are active in various faculties and who are involved in a variety of aspects of Complexity Science. We have asked some of our women at RICH to share some of their work us: Featured below, you can find a number of our members together with either their most recent publication, their favorite publication, or a different aspect of their work they would like to highlight (e.g. an ongoing project).

Thank you to all our women for enRICHing our network and the scientific community as a whole. Your work inspires us and we can't wait to see what you do next!



Dr. Femke Bekius

Unravelling the complexity of decision-making on large systems by using game theoretical models with decision makers.

Read her recent publicaion titled "A Real Case Application of Game Theoretical Concepts in a Complex Decision-Making Process: Case Study ERTMS" here.

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Dr. Sibel Eker

One of my current research interests is analyzing global trends of sustainable consumption through social media data.

Read her recent publication titled "Using social media audience data to analyse the drivers of low-carbon diets" here.

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Sarah Martinson

Sarah is one of our RICH students, who is currently working on the interfaculty student project "Power-law scaling in Bioimpedance Spectroscopy".


Nina de Boer, MSc

In this article, I examine in more detail what kind of explanations ‘extended’ network models of psychiatric disorders (i.e., models that include both symptoms and environmental factors) could provide.

Read her publication titled "The Network Theory of Psychiatric Disorders: A Critical Assessment of the Inclusion of Environmental Factors" here.

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Megan Hay, BSc

Many infectious diseases, from COVID-19 to tuberculosis, present with a sex bias. Our recent publication reviews the genetic basis for these sex differences, highlighting why the X chromosome should not be (but commonly is) excluded in GWAS studies. It is also my first first-author paper!

Read her publicaion titled "The Role of the X Chromosome in Infectious Diseases" here.


Dr. Jenneken Naaldenberg

In my most recent publication (see below), I try to provide some viewpoints for researchers who want to integrate complexity designs and reductionistic designs since I think we will always need both and they can be seen as complementary rather than competitive

Read her recent publication titled "The compatibility of reductionistic and complexity approaches in a sociomedical innovation perspective" here.

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Prof. dr. Anna Bosman

A disorder, more appropriately a different order, is an emergent property and therefore calls for a description in terms of the relationship between the individual and its circumstances.

Download her publication titled "Disorders are reduced normativity emerging from the relationship between organisms and their environment" here.

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Dr. Ingrid van de Leemput

Read her recent publicaion titled "The rise and fall of rationality in language" here.


Lucy Overbeek, MSc

Super proud that our first team science paper is out now!
Do you want to know why we started this team science endeavor, how we designed the Healthy Brain Study, and how to access this rich resource?
Read our protocol paper below.

Read her recent publication titled "Protocol of the Healthy Brain Study: An accessible resource for understanding the human brain and how it dynamically and individually operates in its bio-social context" here.

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Andrea Bunge, MSc

I have just finished coordinating an experience sampling study called "Track Your Mood" and I'm so proud of our results so far! The Pre-registration is almost up on OSF and publications are being produced as we speak. I will post updates on my LinkedIn if you are insterested.

Find me on LinkedIn here.

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Prof. dr. Anna Lichtwarck-Aschoff

When and why do clients suddenly get better and are there optimal times when treatments are most effective? These are the questions that I will address in my VIDI by looking at case-by-case clinical trajectories.

Read about her "Vidi project" here.


Myrthe Swart, MSc

In order to detect early symptoms of frailty in older adults, I am working on a smart (self-) assessment tool that measures muscle fatiguability.

... and many more.

Keep up the great work!

- Best wishes from your 2022 Admin Team

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