Kevin Nijssen (K.M.R.)

Kevin M.R. Nijssen obtained a Master's degree in Biomedical Sciences at Maastricht University in 2019, with a specialisation in nutrition, physical activity and metabolism. In September 2019, Kevin started his PhD at the Physiology of Human Nutrition (PHuN) research group at the Department of Nutrition and Movement Sciences (Maastricht University) under supervision of prof. ir. dr. Ronald P. Mensink, prof. dr. Jogchum Plat, and dr. Peter J. Joris.

During his PhD, he is focusing on lifestyle and nutritional strategies to improve brain health in the prevention of age-related cognitive decline and metabolic impairments in older adults with overweight or obesity. He is mainly interested in the effects of longer-term dietary interventions on insulin sensitivity and vascular function of the brain using non-invasive functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)-techniques.