Harold Bekkering#

Harold Bekkering
Membership Number:4417
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:THE NETHERLANDS
Homepage: http://www.ru.nl/english/people/bekkering-h

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2002, Oct. Professor, Chair, Dept. of Cognitive Psychology, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
  • 2015, May – Sept. Visiting Scientist, Psychology Department, Harvard, USA
  • 2001 - 2002 Associate Professor, Dept. of Experimental Psychology, University of Groningen,
  • 1995 - 2000 Senior Researcher, Dept. Cognition and Action, Max-Planck-Institute for Psychological Research, Munich, Germany.
  • 1994, January - July Visiting Graduate Research Assistant, Dept. of Psychology, Washington Univer-sity, St. Louis, USA
  • 1991-1994 Ph.D., Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Maastricht, Netherlands.
  • 1989-1990 Research Assistant, Inst. of Human Factors (TNO), Soesterberg, Netherlands
  • 1986-1989 Student Assistant, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands

Fields of Scholarship
  • Social Interaction; Social Learning, Imitation, Joint Action (since 1995)
  • Social robotics; human-robot-interaction (since 2002)
  • Language; Semantics and Social Interaction (since 2005)
  • Learning and Development (since 2006)
  • Neuro-Education; Neuro-based learning in Mathematics and Language (since 2015)

Honours and Awards
  • 2016 Elected member Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 2015 Visiting Scientist, Harvard University (sabbatical)
  • 2012 Gravitation Award, Language in Interaction (biggest research subsidy NWO, 27M, co-applicant)
  • 2011 TOP, highest group award of NWO (main-applicant)
  • 2008 Award from Summer School Students (EDCBS), Best teacher and organizer of Science Events
  • 2005 VICI highest personal award of NWO,
  • 1994 Visiting scholarship, Washington University, St. Louis, USA, Foundation “De 3 Lichten”
  • 1994 - Poster prizes (~20 ) at conferences in Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience

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