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Staff members with discipline Education, Special

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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Profound intellectual and multiple disabilities and Motor activation, Dementia and Physical activity
Youth Care
Multi-problem families
A.G. (Arjen) van Assen, MSc
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PhD-candidate
The history of child protection and its institutions, history of the supervision order, history of out of home placement of minors.
Archives of professors, history of psychological and pedagogical testing and testmaterials.
drs. I. (Ingrid) van der Bij-de Puij
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Researcher/ collection specialist / director Archieves of Dutch Behavioral Sciences
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Inclusive education, social participation, students with special educational needs,  social- emotional and/or behavior problems, social development, teacher competences
dr. A.A. (Anke) de Boer
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Associate Professor
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dr. K.A. (Kirsten) van den Bosch
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Assistant Professor
H. (Helen) Bouma
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PhD student
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dr. M.D.C. (Mijntje) ten Brummelaar
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Teacher/researcher
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Early Assessment and Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Motor Development, Pediatric Health Psychology, Dance Movement Therapy
dr. M.H. (Marja) Cantell
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Assistant Professor
N. (Niek) Frans, MSc
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Phd Candidate
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Child welfare, foster care, child maltreatment, violence, trauma, children's voices, qualitative research methods
prof. dr. H.W.E. (Hans) Grietens
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Full Professor
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Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, SLI, ADHD, Eye Tracking, EEG, fMRI, SPSS, E-Prime, Matlab, MLA, PCA, CFA, Borland Delphi, C++, VBA, MPlus
dr. B.J.A. (Barry) de Groot
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Assistant Professor
dr. I. Haakma
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Postdoctoral researcher
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Reading development, classroom behavior, students with special educational needs, inclusive education
M. (Mariëtte) Hingstman, MSc
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PhD-student
drs. M. (Maartje) Hofman
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Language Learning Problems
S. (Shaomin) Hou, M
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PhD student
Special education and youth care
dr. A.M.N. (Anne-Marie) Huyghen
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universitair docent
Deafblindness, Multi-sensory disabilities, Communication and Language, Special Education and Rehabilitation, Developmental Psychology
prof. dr. H.J.M. (Marleen H.J.M.) Janssen
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Full Professor Special Needs Education
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drs. H.K. (Harjo) Knijff
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Universitair docent en onderwijscoördinator Orthpedagogiek
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L.G. (Lotte) Koning, MSc
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PhD
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Teacher-student interactions, motivation, creativity, (special) educational needs
dr. W.E. (Elisa) Kupers
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Assistant professor
Child welfare; decision-making in child protection; family foster care; residential child and youth care; transition to adulthood from public care; LGBTQIA+ youth in care; participation of children and families in the child protection system
dr. M. (Mónica) Lopez Lopez
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Associate Professor, Rosalind Franklin Fellow
dr. J. (Jorien) Luijkx
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Assistent professor
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dr. C.B. (Carolien) Lunenborg
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Docent, Onderzoeker, Coordinator Universitair Ambulatorium Groningen
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dr. J. (Janneke) Metselaar
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prof. dr. A.E.M.G. (Alexander) Minnaert
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Professor Special Needs Education, Youth Care and Clinical Educational Sciences / Research project leader Learning and educational problems / Ad interim head of the clinical Post Master program Special Needs Education and Youth Care
Project manager
University of Groningen Press (ugp.rug.nl)
drs. M. (Margreet) Nieborg
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ICT Consultant
Inclusive education
prof. dr. S.J. Pijl
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Professor
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dr. B.G. (Bé) Poolman
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Universitair Docent
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Support of peaple with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities. Especially movement oriented support. 
prof. dr. A.A.J. (Annette) van der Putten
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Associate Professor
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Unaccompanied refugee minors & cultural matching in foster care.
J.A. (Jet) Rip, MSc
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PhD
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M. (Marieke) Röttgers, MSc
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prof. dr. A.J.J.M. (Wied) Ruijssenaars
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Professor Orthopedagogy
Unaccompanied minor asylum seekers
Asylum and migration
Evaluation research
Trafficking in human beings
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Professor endowed chair Psychosocial care for unaccompamied minor asylum seekers
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animal-assisted therapy and interventions, micro-developmental research, observational research, child-adult interactions, child-animal interactions, time-serial coding and analysis, dynamic systems theory, cross-recurrence quantification analysis, autism spectrum disorders, down syndrome, developmental disabilities.

Currently working on Veni 2018 grant project: (How) Does animal assisted therapy work?  Animal-assisted therapy is gaining popularity, but there is no conclusive evidence for its effect. This study investigates the effect of dog-assisted therapy for children with Down Syndrome and Autism, and looks for a possible mechanism to explain this effect: Increased synchronization between the movements of child and therapy dog.
dr. S. (Steffie) van der Steen, PhD
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assistant professor (tenure track)
Foster care
Out-of-home placement decisions
Complex trauma
Child sexual abuse
Participation of children in care decisions
Participatory and qualitative research
Q methodology
dr. A.T. (Anne) Steenbakkers
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Post-doctoral researcher
Child and Youth Care, specialized in: Evaluation; Family support; Families with long standing and complex problems; international comparative research.
drs. T. (Tim) Tausendfreund
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Ph.D Candidate
Deafblindness, sensory impairments
M.S. (Mijkje) Worm
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PhD student
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- Youth policy
- Quality of youth services  (cilvil society, prevention, child and youth care, inclusive education)
- effectiveness of interventions for youth and their upbringing
prof. dr. T.A. (Tom) van Yperen
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Special Professor Monitoring and Innovation Care for Youth
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dr. A.E. (Elianne) Zijlstra
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Researcher
H.J. (Lydie) Zwartenkot-Norder, MSc
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