Miranda Olff

Prof. dr. Miranda Olff PhD

Miranda Olff is professor Neurobiological Mechanisms of Prevention and Treatment in Trauma and PTSD, Arq Psychotrauma Research, AMC/University of Amsterdam.
Her main areas of research are focused on the psychological and biological responses to traumatic stress and (early) intervention.
Research includes randomized controlled trials on the effects of debriefing of early trauma interventions, and various forms of psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy for PTSD patients. Further research includes neuroimaging and neuroendocrine studies of PTSD and the effects of therapy on neurobiological variables, a major project on psychopathology of injured patients admitted to the trauma unit, disaster-related research, epidemiological research on trauma and PTSD, gender differences in PTSD the effects of oxytocin, the effect of the threat and personal protection on politicians, and the coordination of a large EU-funded project after disaster psychosocial care across Europe.

Miramda Olff is president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), and past president of the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS). She is the editor-in-chief of the European Journal of Psychotraumatology.

Research projects in cooperation with Arq Psychotrauma Expert Groep:

BOOSTER study: neurobiological effects on emotion and reward-processing in PTSD 
Start July 2012 - Expected end date inclusion August 2014 
Partners: PDC-Politiepoli | Arq and AMC Dept. of Psychiatry

Acute effects of low-dose cortisol in chronic posttraumatic stress disorder
Start November 2012
Partners: AMC Dept. of Psychiatry, PDC-Politiepoli | Arq; UHZ Dept. of Psychiatry | U. Schnyder MD; D. de Quervain MD

Inpreze Internet applications for Prevention and Self-help for mental-health care
Start 2014
Partners: Arq, Inpreze, Interapy, Dr Leo Kannerhuis

OPSIC: Operationalising Psychosocial Support In Crisis
Start 2013, expected end date 2015
Partners: Impact | Arq; AMC Dept. of Psychiatry; TNO, Netherlands; Danish Red Cross; U of Austria; U of Zagreb; CSSC, Italy; Samur, Spain; Crismart, Sweden; Magen david Adom, Israel; Tripitch Mediacreatives

OPEN study - Oxytocin in PTSD: effectiveness as addition to Narrative Exposure Therapy
Start April 2013
Partners: Foundation Centrum '45 | Arq; AMC Dept. of Psychiatry