Prof. Dr. Rogier A. Kievit


Prof. Dr. Rogier A. Kievit

Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University, Netherlands

Rogier Kievit obtained his PhD from the Department of Psychological Methods at the University of Amsterdam. He then worked as Postdoc at the MRC-CBSU in Cambridge, UK, where he became a group leader in 2015. Since 2020, he is a Professor of Developmental Neuroscience at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, in Nijmegen, Netherlands and Senior Associate Scientist at the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge. His research focuses on cognitive functions across the lifespan and their relation with brain function, brain structure and cognition.

Research interests:

  • Relation between brain structural changes during lifespan and cognitive abilities using SEM models
  • Brain structural integrity and social and environmental factors 
  • Influence of lifestyle and environmental factors on cognitive abilities trajectories

Selected publications: 

  • Malpetti, M., Jones, P. S., Tsvetanov, K. A., Rittman, T., van Swieten, J. C., Borroni, B., … Kievit*, R.A. & Rowe*, J. B. (2021). Apathy in presymptomatic genetic frontotemporal dementia predicts cognitive decline and is driven by structural brain changes. Alzheimer’s & Dementia17(6), 969-983. *shared senior authors
  • Borgeest, S., Henson, R. N., Kietzmann, T. C., Madan, C. R., Fox, T., Malpetti, M., … & Kievit, R. A. (2021). A morphometric double dissociation: cortical thickness is more related to aging; surface area is more related to cognition. bioRxiv.
  • Liu KY, Kievit RA, Tsvetanov KA, Betts MJ, Düzel E, Rowe JB; Cam-CAN, Howard R, Hämmerer D. Noradrenergic-dependent functions are associated with age-related locus coeruleus signal intensity differences. Nat Commun. 2020 Apr 6;11(1):1712. doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-15410-w. PMID: 32249849; PMCID: PMC7136271.

The ISYNC conference is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG.