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Staff members with discipline Family Studies

Academia develops at the interface of different fields. This is one reason why the University of Groningen is home to a wide range of fields, each with a great number of subject specialists. The overview below, which is based on a standard categorization of fields, will help you find the right expert for each field. If you cannot find the expert you are looking for in this list, try searching via a related field or faculty; you may find him or her there.

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h.avci rug.nl
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PhD student
Katrien Helmerhorst works as an assistant professor at the unit of Child and Family Welfare. Her research has a focus on three main topics: 1) parenting behavior of (professional) caregivers, 2) early childcare centers, and 3) effectiveness of parenting interventions. A common thread in her research is observing a wide range of parenting behaviors (e.g., sensitivity, challenging parenting behavior, mind-mindedness, language and developmental stimulation, parent-child attachment relationship).

In 2014, she completed her PhD at the department of Child Development and Education, University of Amsterdam (UvA). During her PhD, she developed and evaluated an intervention program (video-feedback training) for professional caregivers in center based child care. During her first postdoc at the UvA, she obtained a subsidy granted by the Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment to develop and test effectiveness of an intervention program for caregiver training in vocational education. In 2017, Helmerhorst started a second postdoc at the Department of Sociology (Family sociology) Erasmus University Rotterdam within an interdisciplinary research team in which the family is investigated within its wider context, such as the influence of socio-economic status (diversity, intergenerational transmission of inequality, policy (parental leave), and gender ideologies of men and women in modern society. She was the lead investigator of the 3HOEK study (VIDI & ERC Starting Grant by Prof. dr. Renske Keizer), which follows 104 families (fathers, mothers, and 3-year-olds) from Rotterdam. In this project, she studies parenting behavior of both fathers and mothers, parent-child interactions, family functioning, and child development in families from both relatively high as well as relatively low socioeconomic backgrounds.
dr. K.O.W. (Katrien) Helmerhorst
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k.o.w.helmerhorst rug.nl
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Assistant professor
M. (Mariëlle) Osinga, MSc
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m.osinga rug.nl
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PhD-student
Field / Discipline
Residential (im)mobility, internal migration, family networks, metropolitan areas, neighbourhoods
dr. M.I. (Isabel) Palomares Linares
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m.i.palomares rug.nl
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Field / Discipline
Family and household studies, labor economics
Z. (Ziwei) Rao, MSc
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z.rao rug.nl
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International migration, demographic characteristics and behaviour of migrant populations, family formation, intergenerational relationships
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h.a.g.de.valk rug.nl
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Honorary Professor of Migration and the life course
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Litigating in Dutch courts on cross-border claims of a private-law nature. International (mass) damage claims and international contracts.

Dutch and European private international law, international civil procedural law, international commercial arbitration, international private air law (airplanes), international business law, enforcement of foreign judgments, cross-border tort law, cross-border contracting, international aspects of Information and communications technology law, international aspects of intellectual property, international estate planning of wealthy individuals, trusts, international mass damage claims, litigation in Dutch courts in cross-border cases.
prof. mr. dr. M.H. (Mathijs) ten Wolde
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m.h.ten.wolde rug.nl
+31 50 36 35785
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professor of Private law, Private International Law, International Transport Law
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