Edwin van Dellen

Associate Professor - medical


I am a clinical psychiatrist and associate professor at the UMC Utrecht Department of Psychiatry, Affective and Psychotic Disorders Unit. I am Principle Investigator of the GRIP program for recovery of psychosis and hearing voices, and head of Psychophysiology (EEG) Lab.

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 machine learing and electroencephalography (EEG) recordings of brain activity. Multidisciplinary collaboration is crucial in my research, with colleagues from the fields of neurology, psychology, neuroscience, datascience, physics and philosophy, with experts by experience, and with social designers. 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.

Research groups

Innovation in psychiatry

Research aim

Innovation in Psychiatry embraces patient involvement, use different data sources and tools & methods for personalized prediction and treatment. With a holistic approach, we aim to improve the well-being of individuals with mental health problems.

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Recent publications

Single-channel qEEG characteristics distinguish delirium from no delirium, but not postoperative from non-postoperative delirium D Y Lodema, F L Ditzel, S C A Hut, E van Dellen, W M Otte, A J C Slooter
Clinical Neurophysiology, 2024, vol. 161, p.93-100
Pre-treatment predictors of cognitive side-effects after treatment with electroconvulsive therapy in patients with depression Dore Loef, Philip van Eijndhoven, Eva van den Munckhof, Adriaan Hoogendoorn, Ruby Manten, Harm-Pieter Spaans, Indira Tendolkar, Bart Rutten, Jasper Nuninga, Metten Somers, Edwin van Dellen, Eric van Exel, Sigfried Schouws, Annemiek Dols, Esmée Verwijk
Journal of Affective Disorders, 2024, vol. 349, p.321-331
Associations between psychotropic drugs and rsEEG connectivity and network characteristics Melissa G Zandstra, Hannah Meijs, Metten Somers, Cornelis J Stam, Bieke de Wilde, Jan van Hecke, Peter Niemegeers, Jurjen J Luykx, Edwin van Dellen
Frontiers in Neuroscience, 2023, vol. 17, p.1-15
Kunstmatige intelligentie in de psychiatrie E van Dellen
Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie, 2023, vol. 65, p.241-243
Syntactic Network Analysis in Schizophrenia-Spectrum Disorders Silvia Ciampelli, Janna N de Boer, Alban E Voppel, Hugo Corona Hernandez, Sanne G Brederoo, Edwin van Dellen, Natalia B Mota, Iris E C Sommer
Schizophrenia bulletin, 2023, vol. 49, p.S172-S182
The Laban/Bartenieff Movement System in gait-analysis reveals upper-lower body movement dysconnectivity in psychotic disorders Ilona van de Meent, Arija Maat, Mikel Boute, Edwin van Dellen, Wiepke Cahn
Schizophrenia Research, 2023, vol. 256, p.47-49

Fellowships & Awards

2019: Rudolf Magnus Young Talent Fellowship

2018: ZonMW GGZ Fellowship

2016: Van Leersum Beurs

2015: UMC Utrecht Clinical Research Talent Fellowship

2014: Biomag Young Investigator Award

External positions

Honorary Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne