DR Sanne Oostermeijer

DR Sanne Oostermeijer




  • Sanne Oostermeijer (PhD, MSc, BSc) is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Mental Health, School of Population and Global Health. She is currently working on the PHN Lead Site project, which assesses changes to Federal government-funded mental health care delivery (http://blogs.unimelb.edu.au/phn-lead-site-project/). She has a background in Cognitive Neuropsychology and focused her PhD research on the underlying cognitive and neuropsychological processes of adolescent antisocial behaviors (VU University Medical Centre, The Netherlands). Focus areas included: reactive/ proactive aggression, executive functioning, social cognitions and structural brain development. Other interests include: the autonomic nervous-system and impulsivity/compulsivity. She has experience in collaborative and multi-disciplinary research projects, evaluation projects and policy-based research. She has worked in close collaboration with health professionals, social workers and young people in custody. She is passionate about finding local solutions and promoting service integration and person-centred care in both the juvenile justice system and the mental health care system.    


Selected publications


Education and training

  • PhD, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam 2017
  • MSc, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam 2010
  • BSc, University of Amsterdam 2008

Awards and honors

  • The Victorian Design Challenge award, the national gallery of victoria, 2018