Journal of Sleep Disorders: Treatment and CareISSN: 2325-9639

Gerard Kerkhof

Professor of Psychophysiology, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

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Biography

Mr. prof. dr. G. A. Kerkhof has been appointed Professor of Psychophysiology of the 24-hour rhythms and sleep at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

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Mr. prof. dr. G. A. Kerkhof (1948) has been appointed Professor of Psychophysiology of the 24-hour rhythms and sleep at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences at the University of Amsterdam (UvA).

Gerard Kerkhof researches the regulation and deregulation of the 24-hour rhythm and sleep in humans. He focuses his research include the 24-hour variation in information processing, inter-individual differences in the daily rhythm (morning types versus evening types; impact of aging), 24-hour rhythms in stress responsiveness, the impact of chronic insomnia performance and psychological variables and forecast variables (in) tolerance for shift work.

Gerard Kerkhof studied Psychology at Leiden University, where he graduated in 1981 in the Social Sciences. Before coming to the University of Amsterdam in 2000, he worked at both the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Social Sciences at Leiden University. In 1995 he was appointed extraordinary professor of Stress, in particular the physio-psychological characteristics of human circadian rhythms, to the then Faculty of Psychology of the University of Amsterdam. Cemetery also works at the Sleep Center Medical Center Haaglanden. He has published approximately 200 scientific articles on different aspects of 24-hour rhythm and sleep, is a member of several editorial boards of scientific journals and has long been president of the Dutch Society for Sleep-Wake Research (NSWO) .Since 2006 he is director of the Psychology Research Institute of the University of Amsterdam.

Published by University of Amsterdam

Research Interest

Neurosciences, Neurology, Clinical Neuroscience, Behavioral, Neuroscience, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cellular Neuroscience, Molecular Neuroscience, Neurological Disorders, Physiology of Sleep & Wakefulness, Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder, Aging and Sleep, Delayed Sleep, Hypopnea Syndrome, Sleep Deprivation, Insomnia, Sleep Medicine, Behavioral Sleep, Sleep Apnea, Epilepsy, Hypersomnia, Delirium, Dementia, Obsessive-compulsive disorder, Schizoaffective disorder,Neurological Disorders

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