As a professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry at Amsterdam University Medical Centers, Claudi Bocktings research program focuses on common mental health disorders (such as depression). She is the director of the Centre for Urban Mental Health at the University of Amsterdam, together with prof. Reinout Wiers.

She studies potentially modifiable etiological factors of onset, recurrence and chronicity using an interdisciplinary complexity approach. As a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study (UvA-IAS) she studied the use of complexity models in order to explore new targets for prevention, treatment and relapse prevention of mental disorders. Additionaly, as a fellow at the World Health Organization (WHO), she studied the possibilities of using technology to increase the accessibility of effective psychological interventions worldwide. Besides, she works as a clinical psychologist at the Psychiatry Department of UvA-AMC.

Claudi Bocktings research program focuses on the following issues:

  • Understanding etiological and maintenance factors in depression and related common mental health disorders using a complex systems approach.
  • Developing innovative multimodal psychological interventions (i.e. combined with technological devices and pharmacological treatments) and evaluating the effect in RCT’s and micro RCT’s (using ecological momentary assessment and affective networks).
  • Increasing accessibility of effective psychological interventions in low and middle income countries using technology.