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2015 - 2017       Postdoctoral researcher - The Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt

I assessed the logic and limits of the neuro-reductionist idea that psychiatric disorders are brain diseases, and elaborated an alternative view on the relation between mind and brain and the causality involved.


 2011-2014        Researcher - Department of Psychiatry, Academic Medical Center,
                        University of Amsterdam.

I investigated the phenomenology of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and interviewed OCD patients who were treated with Deep Brain Stimulation to examine its effects on patients' experiences and life world. 


2010                  Visiting Scholar - Center for Subjectivity Research, University of


2007-2011        Fellow Marie Curie EU Research Training Network DISCOS (Disorders and                         Coherence of the Embodied Self) - Department of Psychiatry, Section
                        Phenomenological Psychopathology, Heidelberg University.

I interviewed young schizophrenic patients using the EASE (Examination of Anomalous Self-Experience) instrument, and investigated the role of the body in the phenomenology of schizophrenia.

Current courses

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  • Philosophy Of Psychiatry
  • Authenticity
  • Philosophy
  • Enactivism
  • Mental Disorders
  • Phenomenology
  • Qualitative Research
  • Psychopathology

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Compulsive Behavior Medicine & Life Sciences
Ethics Medicine & Life Sciences
PubMed Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2017 2019

Defining Compulsive Behavior

Luigjes, J., Lorenzetti, V., de Haan, S., Youssef, G. J., Murawski, C., Sjoerds, Z., van den Brink, W., Denys, D., Fontenelle, L. F. & Yücel, M., 23 Apr 2019, In : Neuropsychology Review. 29, p. 4-13

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
Compulsive Behavior

On the Significance of the Identity Debate in DBS and the Need of an Inclusive Research Agenda. A Reply to Gilbert, Viana and Ineichen

Snoek, A., de Haan, S., Schermer, M. & Horstkötter, D., 26 May 2019, In : Neuroethics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Waarom we psychiatrische stoornissen geen hersenziekten moeten noemen

de Haan, S. & Luigjes, J., 4 Mar 2019, In : Bij Nader Inzien.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlePopular

Schizophrenic Autism

Gipps, R. & de Haan, S., 2 Apr 2018, The Oxford Handbook of Phenomenological Psychopathology. Stanghellini, G., Broome, M., Raballo, A., Fernandez, A. V., Fusar-Poli, P. & Rosfort, R. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific


The existential dimension in psychiatry: an enactive framework

de Haan, S., 29 Nov 2017, In : Mental Health, Religion & Culture. 6, p. 528-535 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific


Activities 2017 2019

  • 11 Invited talk
  • 1 Organising a workshop, seminar, course etc.

Jezelf zijn in de psychiatrie

Sanneke de Haan (Speaker)
3 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

Inleiding op 'Another year'

Sanneke de Haan (Speaker)
15 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkPopular

An enactive approach to psychiatry's integration problem

Sanneke de Haan (Speaker)
3 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

An enactive approach to psychiatry

Sanneke de Haan (Speaker)
10 Jan 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

Relational authenticity in psychiatry

Sanneke de Haan (Speaker)
13 Sep 201815 Sep 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

Press / Media

'De nacht is buut-vrij' - De Nachtzoen

Sanneke de Haan


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Other

Aan het einde is er geen oké-sticker

Sanneke de Haan


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Other