Martine Hoogman has been awarded a KNAW Early Career Award. The prize, a sum of 15,000 euros and a work of art, is aimed at researchers in the Netherlands who are at the start of their careers and have innovative, original research ideas.
ADHD and autism
Martine Hoogman (1979), Donders junior PI at the Radboudumc Departments of Psychiatry and Human Genetics, conducted multidisciplinary research into ADHD in her early career. She combined genetic data, neuroanatomical data and information about behaviour and cognition to gain a better understanding of ADHD in adults. Hoogman also leads a global consortium sharing brain data from 42 different international studies to increase knowledge of the neurobiology of ADHD.
In her current work, she has found an innovative way to look at ADHD and other neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs), such as autism. Until now, the subject of research has almost always been the impairment or treatment of ADHD. She believes that this way we never get the whole picture and therefore do not get any further in our understanding of NDDs.
That is why Hoogman's research group focuses on investigating the 'strenghts', positive aspects and resilience associated with ADHD and autism. Much has been written about this, but it is almost never the subject of scientific research.
She first focused on investigating creativity in ADHD, a project that was rewarded with a NWO Veni grant. But the list of positive aspects she wants to investigate is long and follow-up studies are underway. In this she is working together with IMPULS/woortblind, the association for people with ADHD, among others.
Through this research, Hoogman hopes to contribute to a more inclusive approach to people with ADHD and autism. She hopes that knowledge about these aspects will enable people with ADHD and autism to make better choices for a suitable education or job, and that their often low self-esteem will improve.
KNAW Early Career Award
A total of twelve winners are chosen in four KNAW science domains: humanities; behavioural, social and legal sciences; natural and technological sciences; and medical, biomedical and health sciences. There are three winners per domain. The presentation of the KNAW Early Career Award will take place on 14 February 2022.
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