Neeltje M. Batelaan is psychiatrist and assistant professor at the department of psychiatry of Amsterdam UMC/VUmc.
Neeltje combines clinical work, research and educational activities. In a cooperation between GGZ inGeest and The Netherlands Institute for Mental Health and Addiction and the EMGO+ institute (former name of Amsterdam Public Helath research institute), she investigated the epidemiology of panic disorder, resulting in a PhD-thesis ‘Panic and Public Health: diagnosis, prognosis and consequences’ (January 2010).
Now, her research focuses on the longitudinal course of anxiety disorders, relapse prevention, comorbidity of anxiety disorders, and interaction with somatic disorders. Additionally to her research, she is psychiatrist at the academic outpatient department of Anxiety disorders, vice-chair of the academic working place Anxiety Disorders, and co-director of the education program for residence in psychiatry at GGZ inGeest.