Femke Nijbooer is Assistant Professor Health, Medical and Neuropsychology at Leiden University and an affiliate member of the 4TU Centre for Ethics and Technology. She wants to stimulate patient participation in the debate about emerging neurotechnologies, and develops brain-computer interfaces for better diagnoses and communication in neurorehabilitation.
One of her specialities is the locked-in syndrome. In recents years she studied the ethical, legal and societal aspects of Brain-Computer Interfaces. She was awarded a Veni grant and recently with a l’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science fellowship at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS) of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) in Amsterdam (Sept. 2016 -Jan 2017)