Nathalie Pattyn

Nathalie Pattyn, MD, MPsy, PhD, received a degree in medicine from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (magna cum laude, 2001), a Master in Clinical Psychology from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (cum laude, 2004), a PhD in Psychological Sciences from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (2007) and a PhD in Social and Military Sciences from the Royal Military Academy (2007). Her PhD research focused on psychophysiological measures of cognitive performance in aviation and space.

She also holds a postgraduate degree in Aerospace Medicine (Centre de Médecine Aéronautique, 2001); a postgraduate degree in Emergency Medicine (Université Libre de Bruxelles, 2003); a postgraduate degree in General Practice (Université Libre de Bruxelles, 2003) and a postgraduate degree in Disaster Medicine (Université Libre de Bruxelles, 2006). She completed her Junior Officer Course with the Belgian Defense College in 2005, and her Staff Officer Course in 2008. She has a mixed clinical, research and operational background, having been deployed as a medical officer in Afghanistan and Antarctica, currently still working as an emergency physician and a clinical psychologist.

In 2002, she was awarded a research grant by the European Space Foundation for the best graduate project in aerospace medicine, and in 2005 an award for the winning project of the European Space Agency workshop on Habitat Design. Her research interests include the psychophysiological measures of performance, and Human Factors approach to aviation and other high performance environments.

She is currently an Associate Professor in Biological Psychology at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (since 2014) and in Human Performance at the Royal Military Academy (since 2008).

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