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 Prof. Dr. Remy Rikers


Remy Rikers is director of the Roosevelt Center for Excellence in Education (RCEE), full Professor of Learning and Instruction in the departments of Social Sciences and Academic Core at University College Roosevelt (UCR), Utrecht University (UU), and full professor of Educational Psychology at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR).

Prof. Dr. Rikers received his master’s degree in Cognitive Science from the Radboud University (RU) and his Ph.D. in Medical Education from Maastricht University (UM). Since receiving his Ph.D., he has published over 100 articles, books, or chapters in the area of (medical) education, problem-based learning, instructional design (in particular Cognitive Load Theory) and expertise development. He has also presented over 100 papers or invited addresses at national and international conferences. He has been associated editor of BMC Medical Education, editorial board member of Education Research International and a guest editor of special issues in Medical Education, Advances in Health Sciences Education, and Applied Cognitive Psychology. He has been a member of the VENI and VIDI committee of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), NWO Top Grants, and the Australian Research Council (ARC). He has served as a reviewer for many international journals within medicine (e.g., JAMA; Journal of the American Medical Association) and medical education (e.g., Academic Medicine, Teaching and Learning in Medicine) and Educational Psychology (e.g., Learning & Instruction, Educational Psychologist). He has served as Section Chair Division C (Learning and Instruction) of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

Currently, he serves as Associate Editor of Advances in Health Sciences Education, and is an editorial board member of Contemporary Educational Psychology. His research, in particular on expertise development, has gained much media attention and he has given many interviews for national newspapers and on national and international radio and television. Among his many honors and awards, Outstanding Publication Award of the American Educational Research Association, The Thomson-Williams Award of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology, Laureate Educational Innovations and Collaborations chair, City of Antwerp & University of Antwerp. He has been a visiting professor of Tongji Univeristy Shanghai, China, University of Maryland, USA, the University of Antwerp, Belgium, and the Univeristy of Sherbrooke, Canada.



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