Anna Vinkhuyzen completed a master’s degree in neuropsychology at the University of Groningen and a PhD degree in population genetics at the VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
In 2010 she moved to Australia to start an international career.
She held postdoc positions at the Berghofer Queensland Institute of Medical Research (2010-2011) and The University of Queensland (since January 2012) in Brisbane, Australia.
Her research involves application of statistical models to large-scale data with the ultimate aim to understand biological and environmental factors that contribute to human behavior and disease.
More recently, she started working on knowledge dissemination of complex traits genetics.
She also studies opportunities for implementation of complex traits genetics in the health industry.