Research Projects


  • Child testing in multi-ethnic settings
  • Children with Down syndrome in regular inclusive education (applied and experimental studies)
  • Citizenship education and diversity
  • Development in the pre- and primary and secondary school years (0-18 years).
  • Educational governance and school quality
  • Educational transitions in urban settings
  • Effectiveness and efficiency in higher education
  • Effectiveness and implementation of a family literacy intervention for at-risk kindergarteners
  • Effectiveness of applied behaviour analysis (ABA) based interventions on challenging behaviours of children with Autism
  • Effectiveness of reciprocal teaching on low achieving adolescents’ reading comprehension
  • Effectiveness of Simple Steps, a multi-media tool for parents of a child with ASD
  • Effectiveness of Synchronic Image Coaching on teacher-pupil interactions
  • Neurobiological underpinnings of maternal sensitivity and quality of attachment
  • Parental sensitivity and oxytocin
  • Parenting capacity of mothers with a severe mental illness
  • Parenting children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (intervention studies)
  • Predictors and outcomes of mother-child bed-sharing activities
  • Research on adopted children from China and India
  • Rotterdam Longitudinal Adoption Study (short and long term effects of adoption on child and family outcomes)
  • School leaders and diversity policy
  • Task behaviour game in secondary vocational education
  • The fit between parents, teachers and schools