Shelley van der Veek
Shelley van der Veek works as an assistant professor at the Institute of Education and Child Studies at Leiden University. Shelley’s research focusses on health and illness within the family.
Shelley van der Veek works as an assistant professor at the Institute of Education and Child Studies at Leiden University. In 2005 she graduated cum laude at the same university (clinical and health psychology). From 2006 to 2012 she worked on her dissertation at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam and at the Bascule, academic center for child and adolescent psychiatry, where she also did clinical work.
Shelley’s research focusses on health and illness within the family. Questions she aims to answer involve the influence of parenting on the physical and mental health of children, and whether parentings strategies can be positively influenced through interventions.
She is also involved in multiple research project staking place at the program group Parenting, Child Care and Development.
Supervision of PhD candidates:
- Roxanna Camfferman (2017)
- Merel van Vliet
- Sanne de Vet
- Camila Espinoza Chaparro
NWO Food, Cognition and Behavior (2014, €700.000), for research on how to promote healthy eating habits in the first two years of life
- Excellent teacher award Institute of Education and Child Studies (2018)
- Young researcher award European Health Psychology Society (2009)