Wellcome Trust Visiting Professor
Emeritus Professor of Child and Family Studies
Honorary Senior Research Fellow
Marinus H. van IJzendoorn holds a Wellcome Trust Visiting Professorship in the Primary Care Unit, and is a member of the Applied Social Science Group. He is also a visiting scholar at Sidney Sussex College, and co-PI of the Healthy Start Happy Start RCT led by Paul Ramchandani (Faculty of Education, Cambridge)
He is an Emeritus Professor of Child and Family Studies at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands. He is also a Professor of Human Development, and one of the co-PIs of Generation R, a large longitudinal cohort study At Erasmus University RotterdamResearch Interests
His research interests include: attachment and emotion regulation across the life span and in various cultural and clinical groups; the neurobiology of parenting; correlates and consequences of child abuse and neglect; and family intervention. He has applied meta-analytic and IPD approaches to a range of topics in developmental psychology and psychopathology, and is interested in the sociology and history of attachment theory.
Thijssen, S., Muetzel, R. L., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J., Jaddoe, V. W. V., Tiemeier, H., Verhulst, F. C., White, T. & Van IJzendoorn, M. H. (2017). Insensitive parenting may accelerate the development of the amygdala-medial prefrontal cortex circuit. Development and Psychopathology 29(2), 505-18.
Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J. & van IJzendoorn, M. H. (2017). Protective parenting: neurobiological and behavioral dimensions. Current Opinion in Psychology 15, 45-9.
Tran, N. K., Alink, L. R. A., Van Berkel, S. R. & Van IJzendoorn, M. H. (2017). Child maltreatment in Vietnam: Prevalence and cross-cultural comparison. Journal of Aggression Maltreatment & Trauma 26(3), 211-30.
Mileva-Seitz, V. R., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J. & Van IJzendoorn, M. H. (2016). Genetic mechanisms of parenting. Hormones and Behavior, 77, 211-23.
Riem, M. M. E., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J. & Van IJzendoorn, M. H. (2016). Intranasal administration of oxytocin modulates behavioral and amygdala responses to infant crying in females with insecure attachment representations. Attachment & Human Development, 18(3), 213-34.
Verhage, M. L., Schuengel, C., Madigan, S., Fearon, R. M. P., Oosterman, M., Cassibba, R., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J. & Van IJzendoorn, M. H. (2016). Narrowing the transmission gap: A synthesis of three decades of research on intergenerational transmission of attachment. Psychological Bulletin, 142(4), 337-66.