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Anouk Goemans

Assistant Professor

Dr. A. Goemans
+31 71 527 2727

Short CV

Anouk Goemans is assistant professor at the Institute of Education and Child Studies, Leiden University. Anouk’s research focuses on vulnerable children and families, which is reflected in projects related to child maltreatment, children in care, and peer victimization. She currently works as a visiting research scholar at University College London, enabled by a NWO Rubicon grant. During this Rubicon project she will examine the relation between child maltreatment and bullying victimization from a neurocognitive perspective. In addition, she is a member of the Young Academy Leiden.


In 2012 Anouk finished her master ‘Clinical Child and Adolescent Studies’ at Leiden University (cum laude). In June 2017 she obtained her PhD degree with her dissertation ‘The development of children in foster care’. In the last year of her PhD, Anouk worked for six weeks at the University of Canterbury (New Zealand) on a project on screening and monitoring of foster children.

Read more about the outcomes of her PhD project

In May 2017 Anouk started as an assistant professor at Leiden University, the forensic family and youth care studies department. Anouk’s research focuses on vulnerable children and families, which is reflected in projects related to child maltreatment, children in care, and peer victimization. Her work on foster care concerns projects related to the development of children in foster care, screening and monitoring, permanency planning, decision-making in out-of-home placement and reunification, and contact between foster children and their biological family. Her work on peer victimization concerns empirical studies on peer victimization in schools as well as performing meta-analyses.

Anouk has collaborations with several Dutch organizations for youth care, and international collaborations with researchers in the Belgium, England, Croatia, Portugal, Spain, New Zealand, and the US. In addition, Anouk aims to translate research findings into practice, for example by organizing symposia for professionals in the field.


  • BA: youth care in transition (lecture series)
  • BA and MA thesis supervision
  • MA: youth care (lecture series)
  • MA: supervision of clinical internships


  • NWO Rubicon Grant (2018)
  • Grant to organize workshop – Leiden University Fund (2018)
  • Travel grant for research visit at Prof. Michael Tarren-Sweeney’s lab at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand – Van Steeden Fund, Leiden University Fund (2016)
  • Grassroots grant for innovation in education– Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Leiden University (2016)


  • Participant in the 2018 Summer Training Institute for Research in Child Abuse and Neglect, John Jay College, New York, US (2018)
  • Best article in Child Maltreatment for 2016 – Child Maltreatment (2016)
  • Participant in the Haruv International PhD Workshop on Child Maltreatment, Haruv Institute, Hewbrew University, Jerusalem, Israel (2016)
  • Participant in the KNAW summer training, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2016)
  • Emile thesis award – Leiden University (2011)
  • NVO thesis award – NVO (2011)


  • NVO Basis Orthopedagoog
  • NVO Aantekening Diagnostiek

Relevant links


Assistant Professor

  • Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
  • Instituut Pedagogische Wetenschappen
  • Forensische gezinsped. en Jeugdhulpverl.

Work address

Pieter de la Court
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden



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