Hein van Marle is a psychiatrist and senior researcher at GGZ inGeest and the department of psychiatry at Amsterdam UMC location VUmc.
Hein studied Medicine at the University of Amsterdam. In 2001-2003, under the financial support of a Fulbright Scholarship, he worked as a research assistant at the Department of Physiology and Neuroscience at New York University Medical School. During his PhD at the Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging in Nijmegen (2007-2011), he combined neuroimaging (fMRI), sleep recordings, stress induction, pharmacological manipulation and various memory tasks in an initial attempt to translate animal findings on stress to the systems level in humans. In 2010, he started his psychiatry residency at the AMC and from 2014 onwards he is working in his current position at GGZ inGeest/Amsterdam UMC location VUmc.
As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist his general research aim is to apply cognitive neuroscience to come to a more profound understanding of psychiatric disease and to develop novel, theory-driven treatments. His current research focuses on the role of sleep and (sleep-dependent) memory processing in the etiology and treatment of trauma-related disorders and personality disorders. He specifically aims to translate basic research findings on memory augmentation during sleep to the patient-level in an attempt to increase therapeutic effectiveness of existing treatments. He uses sleep recordings and neuroimaging to elucidate the underlying neurobiological mechanisms. His research is sponsored by a VENI grant from ZonMw and a Narsad Young Investigator Grant from the US-based Brain & Behavior Research Foundation.
Clinically, Hein works at an outpatient department for personality and trauma-related disorders at GGZ inGeest.