Marielle Dekker graduated (cum laude) in Psychology at Leiden University with specialization in Psychometrics and Research Methodology in applied research in Clinical Psychology. She finished her PhD project in 2003 at Erasmus University Rotterdam (Erasmus MC – department of child and adolescent psychiatry) on ‘Psychopathology in children with intellectual disability: assessment, prevalence and risk factors.’
Since 1996, Marielle has performed and managed various research projects on child- and adolescent-psychiatry and/or intellectual disabilities (Erasmus MC – department of child and adolescent psychiatry), as well as psychosocial functioning of young adult domestic adoptees and their parents (Leiden University - Parenting and Child Development).
In 2012 she began managing the Leiden Curious Minds project – a project investigating science skills in primary school children. In this assignment, she combines project management and scientific research with supervising students, interns and PhD-students.
Marielle is currently involved in the Curious Minds project – a research program that assesses the development of science skills in primary school children in relationship to executive and social functioning, and the effects of a parent- and teacher intervention aimed at stimulating self regulation in learning.
Research grant: Foundation De Wendel (Venlo) : €25,000.
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