Research

Current projects

Promoting a better understanding of how parenting practices can be changed such that they reduce children's behavior problems and child maltreatment.

Funders include UBS Optimus Foundation (Co-I with PI Frances Gardner) and ZonMw (Co-I with PI Claudia van der Put and PhD student Merel de WIt)
Key findings are published in Child Development, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, and PLOS ONE.

Identifying families that benefit from currently established parenting programs to reduce children's behavior problems, and families that may need alternative support.

Funders include ZonMw (Co-I with PI Bram Orobio de Castro)
Key findings are published in Prevention Science and Kind en Adolescent (Dutch).

Harnessing the power of individual participant data meta-analysis to evaluate parenting programs to reduce disruptive child behavior.

Funded by NIHR (PI Frances Gardner)
Key findings are published in Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry (about the benefits and possible harms of the IY parenting program), Current Opinion in Psychologyand Child Development (about whether early intervention is more effective than later intervention).

How does the experience of war and refuge impact parenting? (with PhD student Hend Eltanamly)

Funded by UvA RPA YIELD (PI with Geertjan Overbeek)

 

Former projects

Parental sensitivity to disruptive child behavior

Funded by the UvA Research Institute of Child Development and Education.
Findings are published in Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology.

Using microtrials to better understand the effects of parenting on child compliance

Funders include the Fulbright Organisation
Findings are published in Behaviour Research and Therapy and PLOS ONE.

How transportable are parenting programs across countries?

Funded by the Swedish Board of Health and Welfare (PI Frances Gardner)
Findings are published in Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

What happens after parenting interventions end? (with PhD student Jolien van Aar)

Funded by the UvA Research Institute of Child Development and Education.
Findings are published in Clinical Psychology Review and Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Effectiveness of the Incredible Years parenting program for high risk families (PhD project)

Funded by ZonMw (PI Bram Orobio de Castro)
Findings are published in Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent PsychologyAmerican Journal of Orthopsychiatry, and Systeemtherapie (Dutch).
Awarded with a ZonMw 'pearl' for excellent research with impact.

Effectiveness of a parenting program to enhance parent-adolescent communication (MA project)

Findings are published in Journal of Adolescence and Kind and Adolescent (Dutch).
This program is now included in the Dutch database of effective youth interventions