PhD Dissertations

Advisor of a total of 82 PhD students, more to come

2021 Rosa Mulder: ‘DNA methylation and stress in child development: A population-based approach.’ (Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam (With: prof. dr. H. Tiemeier & prof. dr. M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg).
Lylian Ayiro :’Moderating role of child personality factors on the relation between parenting style, child maltreatment and behavior problems in Bungoma county’. Maseno University ( with: Dr Catherine Mbagaya & Prof. dr.Lucas Othuon).
Barry Coughlan :’Clinical Perspectives on the Assessment and Diagnosis of Social and Neurodevelopmental Conditions in Children’. University of Cambridge (with dr Robbie Duschinsky & dr. Matt Woolgar).
Helen Beckwith :’Understandings of attachment theory for clinical practice.’. University of Cambridge (with dr Robbie Duschinsky, prof Mark Freeston & dr. Matt Woolgar)
2019 Van Hoof, Marie-Jose (November 21, 2019): ‘Unresolved-Disorganized Attachmentt, Psychopathology, and the Adolescent Brain.’ (Leiden University, with: prof. dr. R.R.J.M. Vermeiren & dr. M.M.E. Hendricx-Riem)
Alexander Neumann: ‘General Psychopathology in Children. Epidemiological studies of Biological Mechanisms.’ (Erasmus University Rotterdam, with:prof. dr. M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg & prof. dr. H. Tiemeier).
Martine Verhees:’Exploring dynamics and mechanisms of attachment variability in middle childhood’. (KU Leuven, with: prof. dr. Guy Bosmans & prof.dr. Eva Ceulemans).
2018 Esther Heckendorf: ‘What’s in a child’s face? Effects of kinship cues, priming, love withdrawal, and empathy on neural and behavioral responses.’ (Leiden University, with:prof. dr. M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg & dr. R. Huffmeijer).
Claudia Vrijhof:’The way to success. Identifying factors related to individual differences in behavioral control and prosocial behavior’. (Leiden University, with: prof. dr. M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg & dr. S. Euser).
2017 Nhu Kieu Tran: ‘Child maltreatment in Vietnam. Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Consequences’. (Leiden University, with: Prof. dr. L. R. A. Alink, & dr. S. van Berkel). 2015 Sophie Reijman: ‘Child maltreatment under the skin: basal activity and stress reactivity of the autonomic nervous system and attachment representations in maltreating parents.’ (With: prof. dr. L. R. A. Alink & prof. dr. M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg).
Francis Sichimba: ‘Grandparenting in Zambia: Prevalence, beliefs about sensitive care and quality of grandparental childcare.’ (University of Zambia at Lusaka, with Dr. M. Imasiku).
Haatembo Mooya: ‘Sibling care in Zambia: Infant attachment in the context of multiple caregivers.’ (University of Zambia at Lusaka, with Dr. S.O.C. Mwaba).
Dafna Windhorst: ‘Differential susceptibility to parenting: exploring new approaches’. (With: prof. dr. M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg, prof. dr. H. Tiemeier, co-promotores dr. R. Rippe & dr. V. Mileva-Seitz).
Irene Pappa: ‘Genetics and epigenetics of children’s behaviour problems’. (Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, with: prof. dr. M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg & prof. dr. H. Tiemeier).
Sandra Thijssen: ‘Neurobiological correlates of externalizing and prosocial behaviour in school-age children: a study on truths and lies’. (Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, with: prof. dr. M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg & prof. dr. H. Tiemeier, co-promotor dr T. White).
Beth Mah: ‘Postnatal depression, oxytocin and maternal sensitivity’. (with: prof. dr. M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg & prof. dr. R. Smith).
2014 Hatice Ekmekci: ‘Sensitive parenting in Turkish ethnic minority families.’ (with prof dr J.Mesman and co-promotor: dr. M. Malda).
Mariëlle Prevoo: ‘Bilingualism is more than just the sum of two parts: The family context of language development in ethnic minority children’. (With prof.dr. J. Mesman; co-promotor: dr. M.Malda).
Rodrigo Cárcamo Leiva: ‘Childcare in Chile. The role of ethnicity and socioeconomic inequalities’. (With: prof. dr. R. van der Veer; co-promotor: dr. H.J. Vermeer).
Claudia Werner: ‘Carefree in child care? Child wellbeing, caregiving quality, and intervention programs in center-based child care.’ (co-promotores: dr. H.J. Vermeer en dr. M. Linting).
Christie Schoenmaker: ‘From Infancy to Young Adulthood: The Leiden Longitudinal Adoption Study’. (With: prof. dr. F. Juffer; co-promotor: dr. M. Linting).
Rosanneke Emmen: ‘Positive parenting in ethnic minority families: Challenges and outcomes’. (With: prof. dr. J. Mesman; co-promotor: dr. M. Malda).
2013 R. Bhandari: Perception of infant cues: the role of childhood experiences (with M.J.  Bakermans-Kranenburg and R. Van der Veen)
A. Voorthuis: Future parents: childhood experiences oxytocin and emotion recognition skills. (with M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg)
N.Y. Malkamak: Self-regulation in etnic minority children: associations with academic performance and the transition to formal schooling. (with J. Mesman)
S. Euser: Child maltreatment in numbers. A multimethod study of year prevalence rates and risk factors. (with M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg ans L.R.A. Alink)
N. Lucassen: Do fathers matter? In search of causes and consequences of parental sensitivity. (with H. Tiemeier and M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg)
M.M.E. Hendricx-Riem: Adult attachment and oxytocin affect neural and behavioral responses to infant attachment signals.(with M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg)
R.Kok: Do as I say. Parenting and the biology of child self-regulation.(with M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg, F.C. Verhulst and H.Tiemeier).
2012 M. Stoltenborgh: It should not hurt to be a child. Prevalence of child maltreatment across the globe. (with M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg and L.R.A. Alink / K.J.)
Joosen: Harsh discipline in toddlerhood. A longitudinal study on maternal physiological and behavioral predictors (with J. Mesman and M.J. Bakermans- Kranenburg)
2011 Huffmeijer, R. Shaping internal working models. Parental love withdrawal, oxytocin, and asymmetric frontal brain activity affect socio-emotional information processing (with M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg, L.R.A. Alink, M. Tops).
Tharner, A. Parents and Infants. Determinants of infant attachment: studies in the
general population. (with F.C Verhulst, M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg, & H. Tiemeier).
Fridman, A.. Surviving early childhood trauma: Effects of the Holocaust on survivors’ psychological and physiological well-being. (with  A. Sagi-Schwartz & M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg).
2010 Groeneveld, M.G. Quality in home-based childcare impact and improvement. (with H.J. Vermeer / M. Linting)
Luijk, P.C.M. Infant attachment and stress regulation. A Neurobiological study. (with F.C. Verhulst / M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg / H. Tiemeier)
Mbagaya, C.V. Child maltreatment in Kenya, Zambia and The Netherlands. A cross-cultural comparison of prevalence, psychopathological sequelae, and mediation by PTSS. (with M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg / P.O. Oburu)
Out, D. Parenting unraveled. Predictors of infant attachment and responses to crying. (with M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg / S. Pieper)
Kalinauskiene, Lina. The possibilities of intervention in mother-infant attachment relationships [Monitos ir kŭdikio prierašumo santykių korekcijos galimybės]. (with Danguolė Čekuolienė and M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg)
2009 F.C.P. van der Horst: John Bowlby and ethology: A study of cross-fertilization (with R. van der veer).
E. Barel: Consequences of the Holocaust for survivors: A meta-analysis. University of Haifa, Israel (with A. Sagi-Schwartz)
Euser, E.M. Child maltreatment: Prevalence and risk factors. (with M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg)
Dobrova-Krol, N. Vulnerable children in Ukraine: Impact of institutional care and HIV on the development of preschoolers (with M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg & F. Juffer)
Yaman, A. Second-generation Turkish immigrant families in the Netherlands: Parenting and toddler behavior problems. (with J. Mesman).
2008 M. Beijersbergen: The Adult Attachment Interview. Coherence & validation in adolescents (with M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg).
R. Gilissen: Physiological reactivity to fear in children. Effects of temperament, attachment & the serotonin transporter gene (with M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg & R. van der Veer)
2007 A. Erez: Attachment, caring, and pro-social behavior (with M. Mikulincer)
M. Zegers: Attachment among institutionalized adolescents. Mental representations, therapeutic relationships and problem behavior (with C. Schuengel)
F. Pannebakker: Morality from infancy to middle childhood (with M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg)
S. Kasonde-Ng’Andu: Loss of parents, academic performance, and psychosocial adjustment of grade five children in Zambia: A quasi experimental study (with D. Mwamba Kalabula).
E. van der Hal-Raalte: Early childhood Holocaust survival and the influence on later life well-being (with D. Brom and M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg)
M.N. Stolk: Parenting intervention and the caregiving environment (with M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg and J. Mesman).
2006 J. van Zeijl: Externalizing problems in 1-to-3-year-old children (with F. Juffer, M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg and J. Mesman)
A.H. Rutgers: Autism and attachment security (with I.A. van Berckelaer-Onnes and M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg)
L.R.A. Alink: Early childhood aggression (with F. Juffer, H.M. Koot, M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg and J. Mesman).
2005 N. Jaffari-Bimmel: Longitudal study of adopted adolescents (with F. Juffer and M. J. Bakermans-Kranenburg)
M. Klein Velderman: The Leiden VIPP and VIPP-R Study (with F. Juffer and M. J. Bakermans-Kranenburg).
2004 C.L. Bokhorst: Attachment in twins. A behavioral genetic study on infant-mother and infant-father attachment (with M. J. Bakermans-Kranenburg & C. Schuengel). 2003 M. de Jong: Little Flatfoot Goes Digital. Computer mediated stories and emergent literacy (with A.G. Bus and W. Ruijssenaars)
C. de Schipper: Children in flexible child care (with L. Tavecchio).
2002 M. van Londen: Gehechtheid in adoptiegezinnen. Intergenerationele overdracht en gedesorganiseerde gehechtheid (with J. Rispens and F. Juffer). 2001 I. Van der Mark: The development of empathy and compliance in toddlers: The role of attachment, temperament, and parenting (with M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg). 2000 I. A. Zeijlmans van Emmichoven: Attachment-related information processing. Exploring the effect of attachment organization on cognitive regulation in adults (with W.T.A.M. Everaerd). 1999 E. Hesse: Unclassifiable and disorganized responses in the Adult Attachment Interview and in the Infant Strange Situation procedure: Theoretical proposals and empirical findings. 1998 G-J. Stams: Give me a child until he is seven. A longitudinal study of adopted children followed from infancy to middle childhood (with J.Rispens and F.Juffer). 1997 S. van Dijken: John Bowlby, an intellectual biography (with René van der Veer)
C. Schuengel: Attachment, loss, and maternal behavior (with M.J. Bakermans).
1996 M.W.E. De Wolff: Maternal interactive behavior and infant attachment. 1993 M. van Dam: Secondary analyses with Strange Situation data
M.J. Bakermans- Kranenburg: Het Gehechtheidsbiografisch interview [The Adult Attachment Interview].
J. Fahrenfort: Attachment and early hospitalization (with A. Schweitzer).
1992 G.J.J. Biesta: John Dewey. Theorie en praktijk [John Dewey: Theory and practice]. 1991 M.W.E. Lambermon: Video of folder? [Parent education and attachment]. 1989 F.O.A. Hubbard: Ingaan op huilen bij babies [Maternal responsiveness and infant crying]. 1988 E. Elbers: Social context and the child’s construction of knowledge (with P.A. Vroon). 1987 M.M. Vergeer: Effecten van de geboorte van een tweede kind [Influences of the birth of a sibling on family life] (with P.A. de Ruyter). 1986 S. Miedema: Kennen en Handelen [Knowing and acting]
P.M. Schoorl: Regelpatronen in het gezinsleven [Rules in family life] (with J. Rispens).
F.A. Goossens: Quality of Attachment in Daycare.
1985 R. van der Veer: Cultuur en cognitie [Culture and Cognition] (with C. van Parreren).

Honorary doctorate promotor

L. Alan Sroufe, honorary doctoral degree, Leiden University, June 7, 2005