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prof. dr. M.S. (Margaret) Stroebe

Professor Emerita

Margaret Stroebe studied Psychology at the University of S.Wales & Monmouthshire, and did her graduate studies in cross-cultural psychology (followed by a year as Research Fellow) at Bristol University, U.K.. Thereafter, she moved to the U.S. and, subsequently, Germany, where she participated in various research projects, gradually specializing in bereavement. In 1992 she moved to The Netherlands, to the Department of Clinical Psychology, Utrecht University, where she remained until her official retirement. Since then, she has retained her position as Professor Emerita at Utrecht, and in 2011 she also joined the Department of Clinical Psychology & Experimental Psychopathology at Groningen University, as honorary Professor Emerita. 

Her major research interest has remained the study of reactions to interpersonal loss, particularly bereavement, focusing on theoretical approaches to grief and grieving, intrapersonal and interactive patterns of coping, and the efficacy of bereavement intervention. With Henk Schut, she developed a model of coping with bereavement, known as the Dual Process Model (1999). She is coauthor of books on psychology and health, including Bereavement in Late Life (2007) with Robert Hansson. Much of her research time has been devoted to writing review articles, and editing books / special journal issues, activities which underlie her basic interest to compile and assess the state of research knowledge in the field of bereavement. These publications include three general bereavement handbooks (with Robert Hansson, Wolfgang Stroebe and Henk Schut), as well as one on complicated grief (with Henk Schut and Jan van den Bout). Currently, she is editing the Routledge International Handbook of Drug-related Death Bereavement. Her honors include an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium and Scientific Research Award of the American Association of Death Education and Counseling.  

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