Lieke van Heumen
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Disability and Human Development
1640 W. Roosevelt Rd., 711 DHSP
Lieke van Heumen is a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Disability and Human Development. She is a 2015 graduate of the Department’s PhD program in Disability Studies. She received both her undergraduate and master degrees in psychology with a specialization in gerontology from the Radboud University in the Netherlands. Lieke worked as a psychologist in five group homes for people with intellectual disabilities in the Netherlands.
Service to the Community
Dr. van Heumen regularly provides trainings for community agencies on aging with intellectual and developmental disabilities and supports for those living with dementia.
2017 - Excalibur Award for Teaching Excellence, AHS Student Council, UIC
2016 - Student and Early Career Professionals Special Interest Group Scholarship and Gerontology Division Student Scholarship, Amerian Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
2015 - Student Award, Amerian Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
2014 - Paul D. Doolen Graduate Scholarship for the Study of Aging, University of Illinois
PhD, Disability Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2015
MS, Psychology, Radboud University, the Netherlands, 2008
BS, Psychology, Radboud University, the Netherlands, 2006