Susanne de Mooij

PhD Student






Dr. Natasha Kirkham (Birkbeck College)

Dr. Iroise Dumontheil (Birkbeck College) 

Prof. Maartje Raijmakers (University of Amsterdam)

Prof. Han van der Maas (University of Amsterdam; Oefenweb b.v.)


Research Interests

During my PhD I investigate new ways to tailor the individual learning experience using online educational games. At the CBCD I’m conducting lab studies with primary-school children where I use techniques such as eye- and mouse tracking to measure how individual differences in student’s learning and strategy use impact the learning cycle and how we can personalise the instruction and feedback accordingly. In collaboration with the company Oefenweb in Amsterdam I will attempt to implement these findings in their adaptive online learning environment using advanced statistical methods, making use of their over 100.000 active participants within and outside schools.  

My PhD project is part of the INTERLEARN European Industrial Doctorate programme and it has received funding from the European Unions’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under the Maria Sklodowska-Curie Grant Agreement no. 721895.



2017- Ph.D. Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher in Psychology at Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck College, University of London. Funding: Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (NO. 721895).

2016 Internship at MRC-Cognition and Brain Science Unit, University of Cambridge

2015-2017 ResearchMaster Psychology, University of Amsterdam. Specialisations in psychological methods and Brain and Cognition

2012-2015 BSc Bèta-gamma (liberal arts and sciences) at the University of Amsterdam



de Mooij, S. M., Henson, R. N., Waldorp, L. J., & Kievit, R. A. (2018). Age differentiation within grey matter, white matter and between memory and white matter in an adult lifespan cohort. Journal of Neuroscience, 1627-17.

Hofman, A. D., Jansen, B. R., de Mooij, S. M., Stevenson, C. E., & van der Maas, H. L. (2018). A Solution to the Measurement Problem in the Idiographic Approach Using Computer Adaptive Practicing. Journal of Intelligence, 6(1), 14.

Kievit, R. A., Brandmaier, A. M., Ziegler, G., van Harmelen, A. L., de Mooij, S. M., Moutoussis, M., ... & Lindenberger, U. (2017). Developmental cognitive neuroscience using Latent Change Score models: A tutorial and applications. Developmental cognitive neuroscience.

Adèr, H., & Mellenbergh, G. (Eds.). (2015). Threats to data quality: A comparison of medical and psychological research by J.M. Colnot & S.M.M. de Mooij. Advising on research methods: selected topics 2015. Johannes van Kessel Advising