s.m.burke [at] fsw.leidenuniv [dot] nl
Sarah is a postdoctoral researcher at the Brain & Development Reseach Center. She received her PhD in 2014 at the VU university, Amsterdam. During her PhD project she investigated cerebral sex differences and the effects of hormonal treatments on brain structure and cognition in children and adolescents with gender dysphoria, using (f)MRI, behavioral, and physiological measures. In 2015, Sarah joined the lab of Dr. Ivanka Savic at the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, where she studied own body perception in relation to gender using fMRI, and the neurobiological correlates of gender identity and sexual orientation in both cisgender and transgender adult populations. In October 2016, Sarah started a second postdoc period at the B&D center, joining Dr. Eveline Crone’s lab to start up a longitudinal ERC-funded neuroimaging project investigating prosocial behavior in children and adolescents.