Prof. Dr. Miranda Olff, Dept of Psychiatry, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, and Arq Psychotrauma Expert Group, The Netherlands
Miranda Olff, PhD, is professor in the field of psychotrauma. Her major areas of research have focused on the psychological and biological responses to traumatic stress and (early) interventions.
Research includes randomized controlled trials on the effects of debriefing, of early trauma interventions, and of different forms of psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy in PTSD patients. Further research includes neuroimaging and neuroendocrine studies of PTSD and the effects of therapy on neurobiological variables, a large project on psychopathology of injured patients admitted to the trauma unit, disaster related research, epidemiological surveys on trauma and PTSD, gender differences in PTSD, the effects of oxytocin, the impact of threat and personal protection on politicians, and the coordination of a large EU funded project on post disaster psychosocial care all over Europe.
Miranda Olff currently is head of the Center for Psychological Trauma at the department of Psychiatry at the Academic Medical Center of the University of Amsterdam and professor at the Arq Psychotrauma Expert Group. Miranda Olff has a visiting professorship in Norway. She is president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), and past president of the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS). She is the editor-in-chief of the European Journal of Psychotraumatology.