Anita Jansen

Titels Prof. dr.
Initials A.T.M.
Main position Hoogleraar UM / decaan
Disciplines Psychology
Chair Experimentele klinische psychologie
Domain Behavioural Sciences, Social Sciences and Law
Membership Member
Since 2017
Member of Behavioural Sciences, Social Sciences and Law
Member of Social Sciences Council
Employed by Maastricht University
Faculty of Psychology & Neuroscience, Dept. of Clinical Psychological Science
Postbus 616
6200 MD  Maastricht
Personal website

Anita Jansen is an experimental clinical psychologist who conducts pioneering research on anorexia, bulimia, obesity and other eating disorders. Jansen and her team discovered that people with an eating disorder have a more realistic body image than healthy people, and that eating patterns are largely learned behaviour. These findings are contrary to prevailing notions. Jansen’s research is laying the foundations for new treatments for eating disorders and obesity. She has authored a number of popular books and participates frequently in the public debate.