Prof. Reinout Wiers obtained his Ph.D. in 1998 from the University
of Amsterdam (UvA) on cognitive and neuropsychological riskfactors
for addiction (cum laude). He was assistant and associate
prof. at Maastricht University (1998-2008) and endowed
professor at Radboud University Nijmegen (2006-2008), before he
returned at UvA to become full professor of developmental
psychopathology, where he leads the Addiction, Development and
He recently became co-director of the UvA center for Urban Mental Health (since 2019). Wiers is primarily known for his work on assessing and changing implicit or relatively automatic processes in addictions and related disorders, for which he received the VIDI and VICI grants from the Netherlands national science foundation.
His work is widely cited (h-index 85, google scholar March 2021) and he has given many international keynotes on this topic. In addition to his primary scientific work, he became licensed cognitive behavior therapist (since 2019).