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Anke Klein is an associate professor at the Department of Development and Educational Psychology at Leiden University.

She combined her studies in Pedagogical Sciences and Psychology and obtained three Master’s degrees in Clinical Orthopedagogy, Developmental Psychology and a two-year Research Master’s degree at Radboud University. She obtained her PhD, Cum Laude, on childhood anxiety from the same university (Promoters: Prof. Mike Rinck, Prof. Eni Becker, Prof. Susan Bögels). During her PhD project she worked intensively with Prof. Ron Rapee and Prof. Jennifer Hudson and their group. She spent part of her time working in their lab at the Center for Emotional Health, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. After obtaining her PhD, she worked as a postdoc at the University of Amsterdam, where she worked together with Prof. Reinout Wiers and Mr. Peter Vonk on a major project to support the effectiveness of an online CBT treatment for students with anxiety and/or depressive symptoms. In 2016 she received a Niels Stensen Fellowship with which she worked for two years at the Ruhr University Bochum in Germany in the lab of Prof. Silvia Schneider. In 2018, Anke received a prestigious 5-year ZonMw postdoc fellowship to further shape her own research line and research group in the field of anxiety in children. In 2019, Anke came to Leiden where she collaborates with Michiel Westenberg’s group.


Anke has received several grants with a total value of more than 3.7M euros:

Supervision of PhD candidates



E-mail: a.m.klein@fsw.leidenuniv.nl

Tel: +31 71 527 6673

Staff member Leiden University