Prof. dr. Miranda Olff PhD
Chair: Neurobiological mechanisms of prevention and treatment in trauma and PTSD
Amsterdam UMC, Dept of Psychiatry, Amsterdam Neuroscience & Amsterdam Public Health, location AMC & ARQ National Psychotrauma Centre
Miranda Olff, PhD, is professor in the field of psychotrauma. Her research focuses on psychological and biological responses to traumatic stress. Research includes randomized controlled trials on the effects of early trauma interventions and treatment of PTSD patients, sex/gender differences after trauma, neuroimaging and neuroendocrine studies of PTSD; the effects of therapy on neurobiological variables; the psychopathology of injured patients admitted to the trauma unit, perinatal trauma, disaster research, epidemiological surveys on trauma and PTSD, threat and personal protection in politicians, and (coordination of) large EU funded projects on post disaster psychosocial care, or on e-Health applications. Mobile apps (for screening, assessment and support after trauma) and e-learning tools are currently being investigated. A prestigious NWO (Netherlands organisation for scientific research) TOP grant was rewarded for studying the effects of intranasal oxytocin on brain functioning as well an 8-year Mental Health Cohort study grant on screening and prediction of PTSD trajectories (ZonMw). Other current project include Prevalence of PTSD in the Netherlands, the Global Psychotrauma Screen, Violence in relationships, and several more.
Professor dr. Miranda Olff is leading the Centre for Psychological Trauma at the department of Psychiatry at the Amsterdam UMC (AMC) of the University of Amsterdam and is Director of Research & Strategy at the ARQ National Psychotrauma Centre (ARQ). She has distinguished professorships in Norway, China, and Iran. She has been trained in Corporate Governance and has several committee/advisory board positions (e.g. MH17 disaster foundation, The Violent Offences Compensation Fund).
Miranda Olff is founding Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Psychotraumatology (EJPT), an Open Access journal owned by the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), launched when she was president of ESTSS. She also is a past president of the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, (ESTSS).
Miranda Olff is chair of the Global Collaboration on Traumatic Stress, a collaborative of traumatic stress societies who joined forces to tackle traumatic stress topics of global importance.
Publications can be found here: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1016-9515,
Web of Science publications: >270, h-index: 46
Google Scholar: Publications: h-index: 60