Education
  • 2001, PhD in Psychological Sciences, Université catholique de Louvain

  • 1993, Master in Psychological Sciences, Université catholique de Louvain

Dana Samson's CV

Academic career summary
  • 2010-present, chargée de cours then professeure at the Université catholique de Louvain

  • 2007-2010, lecturer than associate professor at the University of Nottingham, UK

  • 2002-2007, post-doc at the University of Birmingham

  • 1999-2001, clinical neuropsychologist at the Centre for Traumatology and Readaptation in Brussels

Honours and Awards
  • 2015, Visiting Professor at the Department of Cognitive Science, Central European University, Budapest

  • 2014, Visiting Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies of the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

  • 2009, Chargée de cours Francqui (Francqui Foundation)

  • 2007, Elizabeth Warrington Early Career Prize (British Neuropsychological Society)

  • 2005, New Investigator Award (Medical Research Council – UK)

Main Scientific Roles
  • Since 2014, Member of the Research Council of the Université catholique de Louvain

  • Since 2014, Secretary of the Belgian Association for Psychological Sciences (BAPS)

  • Since 2011, Associate Editor for Journal of Neuropsychology

  • 2011-2014, Advisor on the executive committee of the Belgian Association for Psychological Sciences (BAPS)

  • 2009-2011, Conference Secretary of the Experimental Psychology Society (EPS)

  • 2009-2011, Membership Secretary of the British Neuropsychological Society (BNS)

Main Scientific/Academic Roles
  • Since 2016, Pro-Rector for International Affairs also in charge of Human Rights at the Université catholique de Louvain 

  • 2014-2016, Member of the Research Council of the Université catholique de Louvain

  • 2014-2016, Secretary of the Belgian Association for Psychological Sciences (BAPS)

  • 2011-2016, Associate Editor for Journal of Neuropsychology

  • 2011-2014, Advisor on the executive committee of the Belgian Association for Psychological Sciences (BAPS)

  • 2009-2011, Conference Secretary of the Experimental Psychology Society (EPS)

  • 2009-2011, Membership Secretary of the British Neuropsychological Society (BNS)

Grants

As principal investigator:

  • 2015 – 2016, FNRS, Crédit de recherche. €29,600

  • 2011 – 2013, FNRS, Scientific Impulse Mandate. €180,000. 

  • 2011 – 2012, FSR New academic fund. €16,300.

  • 2010 – 2013, Francqui Foundation start-up fund. €30,000

  • 2005 – 2008, Medical Research Council – New Investigator Award. £238,674.

As co-investigator:

  • 2013 – 2018, Communauté française de Belgique – Actions de Recherche concertées ARC. €1,000,000

  • 2011 – 2015, FRFC-FNRS Collaborative Grant. €225.000.

  • 2006 – 2010, The Stroke Association Research Grant. £250,000.

  • 2005 – 2007, Medical Research Council – Collaborative Grant. £307,750.

  • 2004 – 2006, The Leverhulme Trust Research Project Grant. £66,779.

As externally funded Phd promotor:

  • Sabine Meurrens (FNRS-Fresh)

  • Diana Dongo Miletich (aspirante FNRS)

  • Aurélie Biervoye (aspirante FNRS)

  • Henryk Bukowski (aspirant FNRS)

As externally funded Post-doc promotor:

  • Andrew Surtees (FSR-Marie Curie cofund)

  • Gaëlle Meert (Chargée de recherches FNRS)

  • Caroline Michel (Chargée de recherches FNRS)

 

 

Main Teaching Roles

Administrative roles:

  • 2013 – 2014, Head of the Master’s degree in Psychological Sciences, Université catholique de Louvain

  • 2012 – 2013, Head of the Bachelor’s degrees in Psychological Sciences and Speech therapy, Université catholique de Louvain

  • 2007 – 2010, Admission’s tutor, University of Nottingham

Teaching at the Université catholique de Louvain:

  • Since 2014, Analysis of situations in clinical and health psychology and neuropsychology (10h, Year 3 Bachelor in Psychology)

  • Since 2013, General Psychology (30h, Year 1 Bachelor in Psychology)

  • Since 2013, Psychology and Anthropology (15h, Year 2-3 Bachelor in Philosophy)

  • Since 2013, Professional Training (15h, Year 2 Bachelor in Psychology)

  • Since 2013, Clinical Neuropsychology (15h, Year 3 Bachelor in Psychology)

  • Since 2013, Clinical Neuropsychology (30h, Year 1 Master in Psychology)

  • Since 2010, Seminar of Clinical Neuropsychology (30h, Year 2 Master in Psychology)

  • Master Research Project supervisor for more than 50 projects

  • Clinical Internship tutor for more than 20 students

Teaching at the University of Nottingham:

  • 2007 – 2010, Biological Psychology (2h, Year 1 Bachelor in Psychology)

  • 2007 – 2010, Practicals in Neuroscience (20h, Year 2 Bachelor in Psychology)

  • 2007 – 2010, Developmental Neuropsychology (10h, Year 3 Bachelor in Psychology)

  • 2007 – 2010, Personal tutor for more than 20 students per year

PhD Examinations

As external examiner:

  • 2016, Elisabeth Bradford, Supervisors: Ines Jentzsch & Juan-Carlos Gomez, University of Sint-Andrews

  • 2015, Sophie Hennion, Supervisors: Philippe Derambure & William Szurhaj, CHRU Lille

  • 2014, Alexandre Bejanin, Supervisor: Béatrice Desgranges, Université de Caen

  • 2013, Amy Pearson, Supervisors: Antonia Hamilton & Daniella Ropar, University of Nottingham

  • 2013, Terry Eskenazi, Supervisor: Natalie Sebanz, Radboud University of Nijmegen

  • 2012, Kris Baetens, Supervisor: Frank Van Overwalle, Vrije Universiteit Brussels

  • 2012, Ning Ma, Supervisor: Frank Van Overwalle, Vrije Universiteit Brussels

  • 2012, Anne Böckler, Supervisor: Natalie Sebanz, Radboud University of Nijmegen

  • 2012, Letizia Palumbo, Supervisor: Tjeerd Jellema, University of Hull

  • 2010, Jessica Gilbert, Supervisor: Laura Shapiro, University of Aston

  • 2009, Clare Eddy, Supervisors: Ian Mitchell & Sarah Beck, University of Birmingham

As internal examiner at the Université catholique de Louvain:

  • 2016, Marine Houssa, Supervisor: Nathalie Nader-Grosbois​

  • 2016, Clément Letesson, Supervisor: Martin Edwards

  • 2015, Alexandra Volckaert, Supervisor: Marie-Pascale Noël

  • 2015, Joan Liu, Supevisor: Bruno Rossion

  • 2014, Céline Van Schendel, Supervisors : Isabelle Roskam & Marie-Anne Schelstraete

  • 2013, Gilles Vannuscorps, Supervisor: Agnesa Pillon

  • 2012, Delphine Grynberg, Supervisors : Olivier Luminet & Olivier Corneille

  • 2012, Alexandre Heeren, Supervisor : Pierre Philippot 

  • 2010, Laurence Dricot, Supervisor : Bruno Rossion

As internal examiner at the University of Nottingham:

  • 2009, Susan Chipchase, Supervisor: Peter Chapmann

  • 2008, Marije Jansen, Supervisor: Tomas Paus

  • 2008, Catherine Preston, Supervisor: Roger Newport

As internal examiner at the University of Birmingham:

  • 2007, Amy Cook, Supervisor: Antje Meyer