Dr. Hylke Vervaeke

Dr. Hylke Vervaeke is a lecturer of Neuroscience at the VU University Amsterdam. Next, she teaches the courses at the Amsterdam University College.

Hylke obtained her MSc in Biomedical Sciences at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium. She then moved to Amsterdam and received her PhD (on the behavioural aspects and social context of ecstasy use) from the University of Amsterdam in 2009. She has also co-authored a book on Drugs and Alcohol (‘Drugs en Alcohol. Gebruik, misbruik en verslaving.’, ‘Drugs and Alcohol. Use, Abuse and Addiction.’ by R. Kerssemakers; R. van Meerten; E.A. Noorlander; H. Vervaeke). Currently, she is a full time lecturer at the Vrije Universiteit and the Amsterdam University College.

Key papers:

Drugs en alcohol. Gebruik, misbruik en verslaving. R. Kerssemakers; R. van Meerten; E.A. Noorlander; H.K.E. Vervaeke. 2008. Uitgeverij Bohn Stafleu van Loghum. ISBN 9789031350599

Predicting ecstasy use among young people at risk: a prospective study of initially ecstasy-naive subjects. H.K.E Vervaeke, A. Benschop, W. van den Brink and D.J. Korf. 2008 Journal of Drug Education, 38: 131-46.

The role of peers in the initiation and continuation of ecstasy use. H.K.E Vervaeke, M.C. van Deursen, D.J. Korf. 2008. Substance Use & Misuse, 43: 633-46.

Fear, rationality and opportunity: reasons and motives for not trying ecstasy. H.K.E Vervaeke, A. Benschop and D.J. Korf. 2008. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 15, 350-364

Long-term ecstasy use and the management of work and relationships. Vervaeke, H.K.E. & Korf, D.J. 2006. International Journal of Drug Policy, 17, 484-493.