Contact details

r.rikers@ucr.nl Tel: 0118 655 130
Burg

About me

I am a full Professor of Learning and Instruction in the department of Social Sciences. I received my master’s degree in Cognitive Science from the Radboud University (RU) and my Ph.D. in Medical Education from Maastricht University (UM). Since my Ph.D., I have published over 100 articles, books, or chapters in the area of (medical) education, problem-based learning, instructional design (in particular Cognitive Load Theory) and expertise development. I have also presented over 100 papers or invited addresses at national and international conferences. I have been a member of the VENI/VIDI committee of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), NWO Top Grants, and the Australian Research Council (ARC). I have served as a reviewer for many international journals within medicine, medical education, and Educational Psychology. Currently, I serve as a Senior Editor of Health Professions Education, Associate Editor of Advances in Health Sciences Education, and am an editorial board member of Contemporary Educational Psychology, and Education Sciences.