Child Development and Education
Below a snapshot of some of our researchers with expertise in the fields of child development and education.
For specific questions or to get in touch with a researcher not listed on this page, please call the UvA Press Office on +31 (0)20 525 2695 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prof. Ruben Fukkink
Ruben Fukkink is professor by special appointment of Childcare and Education Services for Young Children. His areas of expertise are childcare (various types of daycare centres for children of different ages), the quality of the teaching children receive at their childcare institutions and the training undergone by teaching staff. In addition, he has expertise in the field of education and child-rearing in a big-city context ('urban education').
T: +31 (0)20 525 1351
prof. dr. R.G. (Ruben) Fukkink
R.G.Fukkink@uva.nl | T: 0205251351Go to detailpage
Prof. Peter de Jong
Peter de Jong is professor of Educational Science. His areas of expertise are dyslexia, the development of basic skills such as reading, writing and arithmetic, as well as attendant educational problems.
T: +31 (0)20 525 1514
prof. dr. P.F. (Peter) de Jong
P.F.deJong@uva.nl | T: 0205251514Go to detailpage
Dr Peer van der Helm
Peer van der Helm carries out research on juvenile delinquency, adolescents with severe behavioural issues, closed facilities for youth rehabilitation treatment and youth detention centres.
Guuske Ledoux is scientific director of the Kohnstamm Institute. Her areas of expertise include primary and secondary education, disadvantaged groups within education, education policy, quality and reform, tailored education and civic education.
T: +31 (0)20 525 1386 / 1201
drs. G. (Guuske) Ledoux
G.Ledoux@uva.nl | T: 0205251386Go to detailpage
Dr Bo Paulle
Bo Paulle conducts research on education, assimilation and disadvantaged neighbourhoods.
T: +31 (0)20 525 2435
dr. B. (Bo) Paulle
B.Paulle@uva.nl | T: 0205252435Go to detailpage
Prof. Monique Volman
Monique Volman is professor of Education. Her areas of expertise are the use of innovative technologies in education (e.g. ICT), meaningful learning for diverse groups of pupils, and the creation of social engagement.
T: +31 (0)20 525 1526
prof. dr. M.L.L. (Monique) Volman
M.L.L.Volman@uva.nl | T: 0205251526Go to detailpage
Prof. Herman van de Werfhorst
Herman van de Werfhorst is professor of Sociology. His areas of expertise are inequality in education and job market outcomes.
T: +31 (0)20 525 7376 / +316 291 00273
prof. dr. H.G. (Herman) van de Werfhorst
H.G.vandeWerfhorst@uva.nl | T: 0205257376Go to detailpage