Martin PJ van Boxtel, MD PhD

Martin van Boxtel is a medical doctor and associate professor at the School for Mental Health and Neuroscience (MHeNs), Maastricht University, the Netherlands. After his medical training he worked as research associate in psychopharmacological research. He did his PhD in cognitive development and ageing, more specifically health-related determinants of cognitive ageing.


He teaches at both the faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, and the faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience of Maastricht University. He participates in the (research) master program ‘Neuropsychology’ of the collaborating faculties and has supervised many master students who have graduated on topics in diverse cognitive research domains.


His research is part of Division 1 (Cognitive Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience) of MHeNs and is for a large part devoted to the Maastricht Ageing Study (MAAS), a longitudinal programme into adult cognitive development. Extensions of this research have resulted a.o. in collaborative projects on cognitive interventions in normal ageing (BreinWeb / InMINDD / MijnBreincoach / We zijn zelf het medicijn), individuals with brain damage and information technology solutions for older persons and caregivers. Other projects involve the delivery of mindfulness-based interventions to older persons with cognitive complaints (TANDEM) and dispositional mindfulness as mediator of health behaviour in type 2 diabetes. He currently chairs the  Division 1 scientific workgroup and PhD-coordinator of MHeNs.


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