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Research and PhD Projects

Research Institute of Child Development and Education
Research and PhD Projects

Research Programme Education

Educational Sciences

PhD projects

  1. Accessible pathways to higher education | PhD candidate: Benthe van Wanrooij, MSc
  2.  Adolescence as the root of the gender gap in political participation and ambition | PhD candidate: Michelle Rosmalen
  3. Development of creativity of children in Primary Education | PhD candidate: Olga Potters, MSc
  4. Citizenship education and adolescents citizenship competences | PhD candidate: Esther Karkdijk, MSc
  5. Development of polarisation among youth| PhD candidate: Nikki Dekker, MSc
  6. Educational governance for youth citizenship | PhD candidate: Hester Mennes, MSc
  7. Heading for equality of opportunity in education – from collective action problem to collective action network | PhD candidate: Femke Koekkoek
  8. Results-oriented citizenship education | PhD candidate: Lianne Hoek, MSc
  9. Scaffolding small heterogeneous student-groups while discussing mathematics | PhD candidate: Sharon Calor, MSc
  10. Self–regulated learning in primary education | PhD candidate: Rutmer Ebbes, MSc
  11. Stimulating student teachers - critical consciousness of structural inequality in primary education | PhD candidate: Nina Hosseini, MSc
  12. Strategies for interest development in education | PhD candidate: Eva Kelder
  13. The role of resilience and future time perspective in teachers' and students' dealing with stress and self-regulated learning | PhD candidate: Thijmen van Alphen, MSc
  14. The scalability of innovations in Higher Education | PhD candidate: Nynke van Ketel-de Wit
  15. Understanding the effects of schools on students citizenship outcomes: characteristics of the school community | PhD candidate: Willemijn Rinnooy Kan, MSc
  16. Using meaningful out of school learning experiences in primary education | PhD candidate: Edda Veerman, MSc

Research projects

  1. Online and blended education during COVID-19
  2. Accessible pathways to and through higher education – an integral perspective on the accessibility of higher education in the Netherlands
  3. Diversity in the classroom: reinforcing teachers’ competences
  4. The developmental roots of inequalities in education

 

Domain Specific Learning

PhD projects

  1. Mathematical modelling and the role of language skills | PhD candidate: Sevinç Göksen-Zayim, MSc
  2. Stimulating historical reasoning in inquiry-based learning lessons in Primary Education | PhD candidate: Yolande Potjer, dr
  3. Increasing complexity in communicative speaking tasks in the EFL classroom | PhD candidate: Chris Veldwijk, Ma
  4. Stimulating creativity by means of extra-disciplinary intervention to support the incubation mechanisms | PhD candidate: Genja Ferschtman MSc MA
  5. Teaching critical thinking about controversial issues: the potential of an integrative approach | PhD candidate: Saskia Arbon

Developmental Disorders and Special Education

PhD projects

  1. How to make a success of a large scale implementation of an evidence-based program for the prevention of reading difficulties? | PhD candidate: Fae van der Weijden, MSc

Research projects

  1. Developing evidence-based interventions for students at-risk for developing deficits in reading, mathematics, on-task behavior or emotional wellbeing

Methods and Statistics

PhD projects

  1. No Data Left Behind: New meta-analytic structural equation models for complex data structures | PhD candidate: Lennert Groot, MSc
  2. Meta-analytic structural equation modeling with group data | PhD Candidate: Hannelies de Jonge, MSc

Research Programme Child Development

Preventive Youth Care

PhD projects

  1. Changing peer norms to improve self-regulation in youth | PhD candidate: Maud Hensums, MSc
  2. Optimal combinations of parent-intervention components for children with anxiety | PhD candidate: Karen Rienks, MSc
  3. Parenting and disruptive child behavior in daily life | PhD candidate: Merlin Nieterau, MSc
  4. The growth curve study | PhD candidate: Rosanne Sluiter, MSc
  5. YIM and Halt: a promising future for youths by strengthening relationships | PhD candidate: Angelique Boering
  6. The rise of new families, how can we help them flourish? | PhD candidate: Sanne Agterberg, MSc

Research projects

  1. Jeopardy
  2. Family Check-Up

 

Developmental Psychopathology

PhD projects

  1. Synchrony of emotional communication and pointing in infancy | PhD candidate: Eliala Salvadori, MSc
  2. Safe Start: The development and effectiveness of an intervention for pregnant (young) women (and their partners) with mild to borderline intellectual disabilities and multi-problems and their newborn babies | PhD candidate: Annick Zijlstra, MSc
  3. Empowering vulnerable youth to use social media as an information source on their  mental health issues | PhD candidate: Mieke Oldeman

Research projects

  1. Using Virtual Reality to understand and treat aggressive behaviour problems
  2. The developmental roots of inequalities in education
  3. Project Shyness | Dr Milica Nikolic 

Forensic Child and Youth Care

PhD projects

  1. Effective early intervention to prevent child abuse | PhD candidate: Jeanne Gubbels, MSc
  2. The Curaçao Longitudinal Study on juvenile resilience and delinquency | PhD candidate: Agnes de Lima-Heijns

Research projects

  1. What’s Up? Virtual Reality screening to inform treatment for juvenile offenders