Dr. G.J. Geurtsen MSc PhD

Scientific staff member (UD)
Main activities
Patient care, Research
Clinical neuropsychology
Focus of research

The Department of Medical Psychology performs clinical  research within four research themes:  Quality of Life, Medical communication, Psychological and behavioral interventions and Cognitive disorders. The themes are imbedded in the research programs. The Cognitive disorders theme is imbedded in the Amsterdam Neuroscience, the research institute of neuroscience investigators in the Amsterdam area.

In general, Geurtsen's research focuses on applied neuropsychological topics such as delineating the cognitive profile of neurological and psychiatric diseases, and neuropsychological (side) effects of medical treatments.
More in particular, his current research focuses on cognitive profiles in medical diseases for instance Parkinson’s disease (especially PD-MCI), and HIV.


Key publications
  • Hoogland J, Boel JA, de Bie RMA, Geskus RB, Schmand BA, Dalrymple-Alford JC, Marras C, Adler CH, Goldman JG, Tröster AI, Burn DJ, Litvan I, Geurtsen GJ, Mild cognitive impairment as a risk factor for Parkinson's disease dementia. MOVEMENT DISORD 2017;32 (7):1056-1065 [PubMed]
  • Hoogland J, van Wanrooij LL, Boel JA, Goldman JG, Stebbins GT, Dalrymple-Alford JC, Marras C, Adler CH, Junque C, Pedersen KF, Mollenhauer B, Zabetian CP, Eslinger PJ, Lewis SJG, Wu RM, Klein M, Rodriguez-Oroz MC, Cammisuli DM, Barone P, Biundo R, de Bie RMA, Schmand BA, Tröster AI, Burn DJ, Litvan I, Filoteo JV, Geurtsen GJ, Weintraub D, Detecting Mild Cognitive Deficits in Parkinson's Disease: Comparison of Neuropsychological Tests. MOVEMENT DISORD 2018;33 (11):1750-1759 [PubMed]
  • Geurtsen GJ, Hoogland J, Goldman JG, Schmand BA, Tröster AI, Burn DJ, Litvan I [Contributors: Filoteo JV, Litvan I, Goldman JG, Hurtig H, Chen-Plotkin A, Adler CH, Jacobson SA, Leverenz J, Zabetian C, Huang X, Eslinger PJ, Marras C, Duff-Canning S, Dalrymple-Alford JC, Anderson TJ, Naismith SL, Lewis SJG, Wu RM, Yu RL, Bhattacharyya KB, Williams-Gray CH, Breen DP, Barker RA, Yarnall AJ, de Bie RMA, Koene T, Klein M, Trautmann E, Mollenhauer B, Dodel R, Kulisevsky J, Pagonabaragga J, Rodriguez-Oroz MC, Gasca-Salas C, Junque C, Segura B, Sportiello MT, Cammisuli DM, Barone P, Pedersen KF, Alves G]] , Parkinson's disease mild cognitive impairment: application and validation of the criteria. J PARKINSON DIS 2014;4 (2):131-137 [PubMed]
  • Koevoets EW, Schmand B, Geurtsen GJ, Accuracy of Two Cognitive Screening Tools to Detect Mild Cognitive Impairment in Parkinson's Disease. MOV DISORD CLIN PRACT 2018;5 (3):259-264 [PubMed]
All Publications
Curriculum Vitae

Gert Geurtsen studied psychology at the University of Groningen. He obtained a master’s degree in clinical psychology in 1996. During the next years he practiced neuropsychology and specialized as a health care psychology and subsequently as a clinical neuropsychologist. He combined clinical work and research for his PhD thesis at rehabilitation centre Groot Klimmendaal in Arnhem. He obtained a PhD in 2011 at the Radboud University Nijmegen (copromotors Caroline van Heugten {UM} and Ron Meijer {Groot Klimmendaal}; promotor prof. Alexander Geurts). In 2012 he joined the neurological department of the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam.

Research programmes

Prof. dr. B.A. Schmand (Neuropsychological evaluation of neurological and psychiatric diseases)

Other research related activities
  • Contribution to guidelines and protocols, Acquired brain injury and work
Current research funding
  • Parkinson Patienten Vereniging