Iris Engelhard is Full Professor in Clinical Psychology at Utrecht University since 2008 and chairs the Experimental Psychopathology lab Utrecht. She is also affiliated with Altrecht, one of the largest mental health organizations in the Netherlands, where she is involved in linking science to mental health care, conducts research, and treats patients with anxiety disorders. She is a registered cognitive behavior therapist (VGCt).
Prof. Engelhard received her PhD in 2002 at Maastricht University and was a Fulbright scholar at Harvard University. She is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (APS) and a member of the Dutch-Flemish research program Experimental Psychopathology. She was Associate Editor of Cognition and Emotion (2007-2014), and is on the editorial board of several journals (Behaviour Research and Therapy; Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry; European Journal of Psychotraumatology).
She received several prizes for her research, including the bi-annual Catharina Pijls Prize for her dissertation, and prestigious grants, including VENI, VIDI, and VICI grants from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), and a TOP grant from the Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development (ZONMW). She has over 150 scientific publications. Her main research interest is learning and emotional memory in trauma and anxiety-related psychopathology. She teaches in the Clinical Psychology and Research Master SHP programs at Utrecht University and in the postdoctoral Health Psychology program at RINO Zuid.