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J.D. Leipoldt, MSc

PhD Candidate

I currently work on a double doctarate at the University of Trondheim, Regional Centre for Mental Health and Child Welfare (RKBU) in Norway and at the University of Groningen, department of Special Needs Education and Youth Care. My PhD Project is about social climate in residential youth care institutions. More info about the project can be found here: Furthermore, I am a co-founder and editor of Orthoreka!, a journal for excellent mastertheses at the University of Groningen. 

Before taking the PhD I have worked as a policy advisor and psychometric analysist for examinations at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Furthermore, I have worked at a Triversum, child and adolescent psychiatry hospital as a research internship for the project `Mentalisation based treatment for adolescents with personality problems`.

Academic interests
  • Adolescents
  • Personality problems
  • Residential youth care
  • Living environment
  • Modern test theory / IRT
  • Structural Equation Modelling
  • Qualitative Systematic Reviews
Teaching and supervision
  • BA and MA thesis projects at University of Groningen
  • Research practical for BA students in Pedagogics
  • Statistic courses for BA students in Pedagogics
  • Internship supervisor for MA students in Youth Care

Professional activity
Co-founder and editor of Orthoreka! An online open access platform for excellent and practically relevant mastertheses

EUSARF Academy - Board Member (Networking Officer)

EUSARF Academy Summer School HESTIA 2017 - Member of the organizational commitee

EUSARF Academy 2016 - Member of the organizational commitee

Member of the internal and external communication workgroup (University of Groningen)

Last modified:07 June 2021 11.30 a.m.

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Working hours:
Tue-Fri: 9:00-17:30