For almost 40 years the Centre for Child and Family Studies at Leiden University, the Netherlands, has been my secure base to scientifically explore parenting and child development across various developmental domains and socio-cultural settings, and from a variety of perspectives, from DNA via hormones and BOLD or ERP signals to behavior and representation. I have been privileged to have worked with numerous enthusiastic PhD students and admirable colleagues, in particular Femmie Juffer and Marian Bakermans-Kranenburg. Although the Centre has been dissolved by the end of 2017, my Leiden research is continued in several projects, among which the Leiden Consortium for Individual Development (L-CID), Father Trials, and 3G Family Lab studies are most prominent. In Rotterdam and in Cambridge I participate in several other exciting research projects.
The Leiden Consortium for Individual Development (L-CID) team in 2017