Universiteit Leiden

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Merel van Vliet

PhD candidate

M.S. van Vliet MSc
+31 71 527 3648

Short CV

  • PhD Candidate at the Parenting, Child Care and Development programme group, Leiden University. Research project: ‘The What and How in weaning: A randomised controlled trial to assess the effects of vegetable exposure and responsive feeding on vegetable acceptance in infants and toddlers’ (2015-present).
  • Research Assistant at Leiden University, Department of Neuropedagogics (2014-2015). Project: ‘A good start’.
  • MSc in ‘Developmental psychopathology in education and child studies’, Leiden University (Research). Specialization: Clinical child and adolescent studies (2012-2014). Master thesis: ‘The relation between maternal depression and the infant stress response system: The role of positive parenting’.
  • Research Internship. Project: ‘A good start’, Leiden University (2013-2014).
  • Clinical Internship at the Ambulatorium, Faculty of Social and Behavioral Science, Leiden University. Department of Developmental Disorders (2013-2014).
  • BSc in Education and Child Studies. Specialization: Clinical Child and Adolescent Studies, Leiden University (2009-2012).
  • BSc in Music Teaching, Royal Conservatory Den Haag (2005-2009). Cum Laude.

Research areas and activities

  • Obesity in children
  • Prevention and intervention studies
  • Parent-child interactions

Teaching activities

  • Tutor first year students Education and Child Studies
  • Practice in empirical research
  • Onderzoekspracticum 1
  • Master thesis lab
  • Master thesis and BA thesis project supervision


  • NVO Basis Orthopedagoog
  • NVO Basisaantekening Diagnostiek
  • Startcursus Didactische Basisvaardigheden – ICLON  


  • Prof. dr. Judi Mesman
  • Dr. Shelley van der Veek


See Dutch profile Merel van Vliet

PhD candidate

  • Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
  • Instituut Pedagogische Wetenschappen
  • Opvoeding en Ontwikkeling

Work address

Pieter de la Court
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 4B22


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