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Jolien van Breen

Assistant professor

Dr. J.A. van Breen
+31 70 800 9506

Jolien van Breen is an Assistant Professor in the Violence and Violence Prevention research group. She has a background in Social Psychology, obtaining her PhD from the University of Groningen. Jolien's research focuses on interpersonal conflict and violence, and particularly the social-structural aspects of interpersonal violence.  She is also part of the interdisciplinary programme Social Resilience and Security.

More information about Jolien van Breen

My current research focuses on inter-group conflict and violence. I am specifically interested in how people understand and navigate conflict and violence. 

My background is in experimental social psychology - I studied at the Universities of Edinburgh and Amsterdam before obtaining my PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Groningen. Between 2017 and 2020, I was a postdoc at the University of Exeter (UK). Since September 2020 I have been working at Leiden University, within the Interdisciplinary Programme Social Resilience and Security.  

Assistant professor

  • Faculty Governance and Global Affairs
  • Institute of Security and Global Affairs
  • Physical violence and public order

Work address

Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague
Room number 4.09


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