Honours and Awards

  • Highly Cited Researcher 2016, ISI Thomson Reuters
  • Dr. Hendrik Muller Award 2013, The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Gravitation Award 2012 Consortium Individual Development by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (with Chantal Kemner, Marian Joels, Dorret Boomsma, Patti Valkenburg, Sarah Durston, 27M Euro 2013-2022)
  • Best Article Award in Child Maltreatment for 2011 “A Global Perspective on Child Sexual Abuse: Meta-Analysis of Prevelance around the World”  awarded at the APSAC conference on June 29th in Chicago
  • The Aristotle Prize of the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations EFPA      (2011)
  • The Bowlby-Ainsworth Founder Award of The Center for Mental Health Promotion and The New York Attachment Consortium (2011)
  • Social Service 2007-2010 Award of the Institute of Education and Child Studies, Leiden University (2011) for the Lolle Nauta Foundation
  • Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science APS (2011)
  • American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children’s Outstanding Research Article Award 2010 (with Cyr, Euser, Bakermans-Kranenburg)
  • Honorary Doctorate, University of Haifa, Israel, June 4, 2008
  • Distinguished International Contributions to Child Development, awarded by the Society for Research in Child Development (2007)
  • Best Textbook 2004-2006 Award of the Institute for Education and Child Studies, Leiden University, for ‘Pedagogiek in Beeld’ (‘Child and Family Studies in the Picture’) (with Hans de Frankrijker)
  • Spinoza Prize awarded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (2004)
  • Member of the Social Science Council (Sociaal-Wetenschappelijke Raad, KNAW) (2001-2006)
  • Fellow of The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (elected in 1998)
  • Fellowship of the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS) (1996-1997)
  • Pioneer Award from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (1990-1994)
  • Senior Fulbright Fellowship (1989)
  • Fellowship International Rotary Foundation (1978)

Attachment: Bowlby Ainsworth Award, pdf-file