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Dr Yara Toenders is a postdoctoral researcher at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and Leiden University. Her research focusses on mental health and brain development in adolescents. In the SYNC lab she uses longitudinal data to study mood, sleep and brain structure in young people.

Yara previously obtained her PhD at the University of Melbourne, where she studied depression onset in young people, and the neural correlates associated with depression.

Research interests: Mental health, Brain development, Adolescence, Sleep
Onderzoeksinteresses: Mentaal welzijn, Hersenontwikkeling, Adolescentie, Slaap

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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