Lianne is trained as a social worker specialised in working with families experiencing multiple problems. After obtaining her bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Lianne pursued her education at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. In 2017 she graduated from her MSc in Educational Sciences. During the last year of her study, she worked as a research assistant in the Department of Clinical Child and Family Studies
Research interests include: attachment theory, child development, psychological trauma, transgenerational transmission of mental illness, and the effects of chronic illness on child mental health. Lianne’s PhD research focuses on the role of attachment in the transgenerational transmission of loss, abuse, and other forms of trauma
Solomon, J., Duschinsky, R., Bakkum, L., & Schuengel, C. (2017). Toward an architecture of attachment disorganization: John Bowlby’s published and unpublished reflections. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 22(4), pp. 539-560.
Lianne’s doctoral project is funded by a Wellcome Trust Doctoral Studentship in Medical Humanities.