dr. E. (Edwin) van Dellen

dr. E. (Edwin) van Dellen

Assistant Professor
  • Psychiatry

Research Programs





I studied medicine at the University of Amsterdam / Academic Medical Center (2003-2012). From 2009 I combined my studies with PhD research at the department of neurology of the VU Medical Center Amsterdam, which in 2013 led to the thesis 'Lesions in the connected brain: a network perspective on brain tumors and lesional epilepsy'. I then worked as a postdoctoral physician-researcher at the VUmc Alzheimer Center, and at the Departments of Psychiatry and Intensive Care Medicine at UMC Utrecht.

From 2014 to 2019, I trained as a psychiatrist at UMC Utrecht, also working at Tergooi Ziekenhuizen, Arkin Amsterdam and at Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc. In 2016 I worked at the Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre in Australia (supervisors: Prof. Dr. Christos Pantelis and Dr. Andrew Zalesky) and was appointed as honorary fellow from 2017 to 2019. After my training, I worked as a hospital psychiatrist at the Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis Amsterdam.

Since 2019 I work as a psychiatrist at UMC Utrecht, Affective and Psychotic Disorders Unit. I combine my clinical work with scientific research in the Department of Psychiatry and the Department of Intensive Care Medicine.

I conduct research on the emergence of psychiatric symptoms and the development of predictors of the effectiveness of psychiatric treatments. In doing so, I currently focus particularly on psychotic disorders, depression and delirium, and make extensive use of MRI brain scans and electroencephalography (EEG) recordings of brain activity. Multidisciplinary collaboration is crucial here, for example with researchers from neurology, neuroscience and artificial intelligence. The aim of this research is to better adapt treatments to the individual, so that symptoms disappear more quickly and unnecessary side effects can be avoided.


Side Activities

Board member European Delirium Association

Member Scientific Committee Netherlands Psychiatric Association (NvvP)

At hoc lecturer for the Masterclass neuroscience for psychiatrists, LOAG, Psyfar.

Research Output (51)

Outcome prediction of electroconvulsive therapy for depression

van der Does Yuri, Turner Rosanne J., Bartels Miel J.H., Hagoort Karin, Metselaar Aäron, Scheepers Floortje, Grünwald Peter D., Somers Metten, van Dellen Edwin 2 Jul 2023, In: Psychiatry Research. 326

An international research agenda for clozapine-resistant schizophrenia

Luykx Jurjen J, Gonzalez-Diaz Jairo M, Guu Ta-Wei, van der Horst Marte Z, van Dellen Edwin, Boks Marco P, Guloksuz Sinan, DeLisi Lynn E, Sommer Iris E, Cummins Russel, Shiers David, Lee Jimmy, Every-Palmer Susanna, Mhalla Ahmed, Chadly Zohra, Chan Sherry K W, Cotes Robert O, Takahashi Shun, Benros Michael E, Wagner Elias, Correll Christoph U, Hasan Alkomiet, Siskind Dan, Endres Dominique, MacCabe James, Tiihonen Jari 14 Jun 2023, In: The lancet. Psychiatry. 10 , p. 644-652 9 p.

The Laban/Bartenieff Movement System in gait-analysis reveals upper-lower body movement dysconnectivity in psychotic disorders

van de Meent Ilona, Maat Arija, Boute Mikel, van Dellen Edwin, Cahn Wiepke Jun 2023, In: Schizophrenia Research. 256 , p. 47-49 3 p.

Changes in perfusion, and structure of hippocampal subfields related to cognitive impairment after ECT:A pilot study using ultra high field MRI

Van der A Julia, De Jager Jesca E., van Dellen Edwin, Mandl René C.W., Somers Metten, Boks Marco P.M., Sommer Iris E.C., Nuninga Jasper O. 15 Mar 2023, In: Journal of Affective Disorders. 325 , p. 321-328 8 p.

Syntactic Network Analysis in Schizophrenia-Spectrum Disorders

Ciampelli Silvia, de Boer Janna N, Voppel Alban E, Corona Hernandez Hugo, Brederoo Sanne G, van Dellen Edwin, Mota Natalia B, Sommer Iris E C 1 Mar 2023, In: Schizophrenia bulletin. 49 , p. S172-S182

Macroscale EEG characteristics in antipsychotic-naïve patients with first-episode psychosis and healthy controls

Dominicus L. S., Oranje B., Otte W. M., Ambrosen K. S., Düring S., Scheepers F. E., Stam C. J., Glenthøj B. Y., Ebdrup B. H., van Dellen E. 23 Jan 2023, In: Schizophrenia. 9

Postoperative delirium is associated with grey matter brain volume loss

Kant Ilse M J, de Bresser Jeroen, van Montfort Simone J T, Witkamp Theodoor D, Walraad Bob, Spies Claudia D, Hendrikse Jeroen, van Dellen Edwin, Slooter Arjen J C, 2023, In: Brain communications. 5

Kunstmatige intelligentie in de psychiatrie:cocreatie van mens en ChatGPT

van Dellen E 2023, In: Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie. 65 , p. 241-243 3 p.

Muva physical activity intervention to improve social functioning in people with a severe mental illness:study protocol of a pragmatic stepped wedge cluster randomized trial

Koomen Lisanne Elisabeth Maria, van de Meent Ilona Hendrika Theodora, Deenik Jeroen, van Dellen Edwin, Schnack Hugo Gerard, van Werkhoven Henri, Swildens Wilma Elisabeth, van Meijel Berno, Staal Wouter, Jörg Frederike, Scheepers Floortje, Cahn Wiepke Dec 2022, In: BMC Psychiatry. 22

Minimum spanning tree analysis of brain networks:A systematic review of network size effects, sensitivity for neuropsychiatric pathology, and disorder specificity

Blomsma N, de Rooy B, Gerritse F, van der Spek R, Tewarie P, Hillebrand A, Otte W M, Stam C J, van Dellen E Jun 2022, In: NETWORK NEUROSCIENCE. 6 , p. 301-319 19 p.

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