Prof. Dr. Anton J.M. Loonen

Anton J.M. Loonen (1953) is a clinical pharmacologist with a specific expertise in the treatment of patients with a chronic psychiatric illness, patient safety issues and geriatric neuropsychopharmacology. He has retired from working as a clinician in the department for intensive long-term psychiatric care of Geestelijke Gezondheidszorg Westelijk Noord-Brabant (GGZWNB) in Halsteren, the Netherlands and in a private practice for sophisticated (neuro)psychiatric pharmacotherapy. He has been teaching neurobiology, scientific methodology and pharmacotherapy to psychiatric residents, pharmacy students and nurse practitioners. He is the author of over 250 scientific and educational papers and book chapters, a book on the methodology of clinical drug experimentation and a book on the neurobiological basis for the clinical effects of psychotropic drugs (both in Dutch). He is member of the Collegium Internationale Neuropsychopharmacologicum (CINP), The European College for Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) and The American Psychiatric Association (APA).

Prof. dr. Loonen studied pharmacy at the University of Amsterdam (1978) and Medicine (1996) at the Radboud University of Nijmegen. He took his PhD at the University of Amsterdam on a biochemical psychopharmacological subject. He was trained as a hospital pharmacist and clinical pharmacologist at the Groot Ziekengasthuis in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands. He worked as a research coordinator in psychiatric teaching hospital Reinier van Arkel in ‘s-Hertogenbosch and in Delta psychiatric teaching hospital in Poortugaal and as a clinician in the geriatric department of Delta hospital and GGZ Westelijk Noord-Brabant in Halsteren.