Dr. Manon Benders is qualified in 2006, and has been a consultant neonatologist in the Wilhelmina Children’s hospital of the University Medical Center in Utrecht, the Netherlands. She was working as a senior clinical lecturer, King’s college London and honary consultant in Neonatology at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in 2014.
During her training she did a junior research fellowship (Prof. dr. F. Walther) in UCLA in 1997, USA and a neonatal neurology research fellowship at University of Geneva (Prof. dr. P.S. Hüppi) in 2006-2007.
Manon is currently chair of the Dutch/Flemish Neonatal Neurology society.
Her research focus is on brain development and predicting outcome using neonatal neuro-imaging. Using advanced quantification techniques appear to give the opportunity to detect subtle differences, which are helpful in predicting neurodevelopmental outcome and evaluating neuroprotective/neuroregenerative strategies to reduce brain injury, which is the other part of my research.
In this research field she is supervising several PhD students and clinical research fellows, working in different national and international research projects, as well in clinical as experimental studies.