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Saskia Euser


Dr. S. Euser
+31 71 527 1433

Saskia Euser is a postdoctoral researcher in the unit Developmental and Educational Psychology of the Institute of Psychology at Leiden University.

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Short CV

Saskia Euser graduated from the research master Developmental Psychopathology in Education and Child Studies in 2012. During research master and after her graduation Saskia was involved in two research projects on child malteatment prevalence and in teaching activities. In November 2013, Saskia defended her PhD thesis on the prevalence of and risk factors in child maltreatment in the Netherlands and in Dutch out-of-home care. Currently, Saskia is involved in the Leiden Consortium on Individual Development ( www.individualdevelopment.nl) as a post-doc / mid-career researcher.

Academic career

  • Postdoc/mid-career researcher at the Brain and Development Research Center, Developmental and Educational Psychology, Leiden University. Research project: Leiden Consortium on Individual development: Why some children thrive, and others don’t (2018-present)
  • Postdoc researcher at the Centre for Child and Family Studies, Leiden University. Research project: Individual development: Why some children thrive, and others don’t (2013-2018)
  • PhD candidate. Centre for Child and Family Studies, Leiden University. Research project: Prevalence of child maltreatment in the Netherlands. Supervised by prof. dr. L.R.A. Alink, prof. dr. M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg, prof. dr. M.H. van IJzendoorn (2012-2013).
  • Research assistant at prevalence of child maltreatment studies, supervised by Dr. L.R.A. Alink, Centre for Child and Family Studies, Leiden University (2010-2012).
  • Research Master "Developmental Psychopathology in Education and Child Studies", Leiden University. (2012).
  • BSc Child and Family Studies, Leiden University. (2010).


Saskia's research focuses on how children’s development is influenced by their environment, with a particular focus on parenting behaviors. Using observational and intensive longitudinal measures, she aims to measure the day-by-day and moment-to-moment experiences of children and parents in their daily lives. She has experience with observational measures of parenting behavior, ambulatory assessments of sleep quality and smartphone based e-diary surveys. Also, she is interested in statistical models to analyze intensive longitudinal data.


  • 2017 Obtained Basic University Teaching Qualification (BKO) in September 2017, after giving several bachelor and master courses at the department of Education and Child Studies, Leiden University.
  • Since 2012 Thesis superviser for bachelor and master students.
  • 2016-present Training sessions for coding parental attachment representations using the Narrative Assessment of Adult Attachment Representations scale.
  • 2015-present Training sessions for coding parental sensitivity using the Revised Erickson Scales.
  • 2015 Lectures for (Research)Master course "Attachment and developmental psychopathology: theory, research, and clinical applications".
  • 2013-2014 Tutorials for a course on the use of formal logic and arguments within social sciences, Leiden Univeristy.
  • 2012-2014 Tutorials and lecture for the BA course ‘Forensic Psychology of Perpetrators and Victims’, Leiden University.
  • 2011-2014 Computer Practical for the Statistical Program SPSS 19.0, Leiden University.

Supervised PhD candidates

  • Claudia Vrijhof
    The way to success: Identifying factors related to individual differences in behavioral control and prosocial behavior (2018)



  • Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
  • Faculteitsbureau

Work address

Pieter de la Court
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 3B09



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