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Chris Olivers, PhD

Associate Professor, VU University
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Research field: Psychology - Cognitive Psychology
working memory


Awards and Grants

  •  Jul 2011 
    NWO Open competition (EUR 208.000), with Falk Huettig
  •  Jan 2011 
    NWO Open Competition (EUR 208.000), with Martijn Meeter
  •  Mar 2009 
    American Psychological Association Distinctive Early Career Award
  •  Mar 2007 
    European Science Foundation ECRP grant (EUR 220.000, EUR 1,3M for total network)
  •  Mar 2006 
    NWO Vidi Grant (EUR 600.000)
  •  Mar 2005 
    American Psychological Association Young Investigator Award
  •  Mar 2004 
    British Psychological Society Award for Outstanding Doctoral research Contributions
  •  Mar 2003 
    NWO Veni Grant (EUR 200.000)

Biographical Information

Chris was born in the south east of the Netherlands. He studied psychology in Nijmegen, and completed his PhD in Birmingham (UK). He teaches at the VU University Amsterdam and conducts research on visual attention. He lives with wife and children in Utrecht, the Netherlands.


Professional Experience

2008 - Present
Associate Professor at VU University
Amsterdam, Netherlands
May 2002 - May 2008
Assistant Professor at VU University
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sep 2001 - Mar 2002
Visiting lecturer at Bishop Barham University College
Kabale, Uganda
May 2001 - Sep 2001
Research Associate (Postdoc) at University of Birmingham
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Jan 1998 - Apr 2001
Research Assistant (while doing PhD) at University of Birmingham
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Aug 1996 - Dec 1997
Research Trainee at University of Nijmegen
Nijmegen, Netherlands

Jan 1998 - Apr 2001
University of Birmingham in Birmingham, United Kingdom
Sep 1992 - Aug 1996
University of Nijmegen in Nijmegen, Netherlands

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