Organisational structure

The Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience (FPN) has two main tasks: to organise and carry out education and research. Ultimate responsibility rests with the Dean, who sits on the Faculty Board together with the three members for research and valorisation, education, and innovation and internationalisation. The board is advised by a democratically elected representation body, the Faculty Council.

All staff at FPN belong to one of the faculty’s five departments or the Faculty Office. Read on about the:

Faculty Council

The Faculty Board is advised by and consults regularly with a democratically elected representation body: the Faculty Council. The council advises the board upon request or of its own accord. It consists of ten members: four elected from the academic staff, one from the support staff , and five from the FPN students.

Academic staff

Michael Capalbo (chair)
Natasha Mason
Alicia Walkowiak
Dalena van Heugten – van der Kloet

Support staff Caroline van Loo
Student members

Noor Dubbeldam
Hannah Finklenburg
Emma Remacle
Emma Salewski
Lilly Schröder


Marléon Vijgen

FPN Faculty Council meetings 2021-22 | 15.30-17.30hrs

  • 23 September

  • 14 October

  • 18 November

  • 16 December

  • 13 January

  • 17 February

  • 17 March

  • 14 April

  • 19 May

  • 16 June

  • 14 July

The agenda and files can be found on the FPN J: Drive. J: > organisation > fpn > faculteits info > faculteitsraad

It’s possible to attend the public part of the Faculty Council meetings, in this case you’ll be present as observer. If you want to join, please send an email to marleon.vijgen[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl no later than 2 days before the meeting. After approval you’ll receive an invitation with the time and location.

Programme Directors

The Programme Director coordinates and organises the preparation and execution of the study and examination programme of the corresponding programme(s). In this, he or she advises the Faculty Board on the content of programme and examination regulations, and, as board executive and advisor, is closely involved in the quality assurance of the programme.

Programme Directors

  • Herco Fonteijn (Bachelor)
  • Chantal (Sjaan) Nederkoorn (Master)

Educational Programme Committee

The Educational Programme Committee provides advice on the amelioration and safe-guarding of the quality of the programme, including the OER. The committee consists of ten members: five staff members and five student members. See also:

Staff Teresa Schuhmann (chair)
Arie van der Lugt
Nick Broers
Maarten Peters
Katrijn Houben
Students Sofoklis Goulis
Matthias Tengler
Alicja Garbaciak
Konstantin Michel
Theresa Kousseva


Complaints Committee

A Complaints Committee is active at the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience (FPN). Employees, students and third parties may direct their complaints to the committee concerning affairs the faculty is responsible for.

It concerns individual complaints about employee or student behaviour, and about the faculty, accommodation and the like. Complaints about matters that are included in other Faculty and UM regulations will not be dealt with by the Complaints Committee. Such matters include programme complaints or complaints by staff and students about unwanted behaviour  (My UM > Human Resources Management > Confidential Advisor's Office).

The Complaints Committee may take up to ten weeks to deal with complaints. At the end of that period, the complaint will be declared founded or unfounded by the dean. The process of submitting a complaint differs for students, and employees and third parties. Students should direct their complaint to the UM Complaints Service Point (CSP). Employees and third parties should direct their complaint to the chairman of the commission (verbal) and the dean (written).