Van der Veek, Dr. S.M.C. (Shelley)

Position:
  • Postdoctoral researcher


Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 3767
E-Mail: sveek@fsw.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen, Instituut Pedagogische Wetenschappen, Algemene en Gezinspedagogiek
Office Address: Pieter de la Court gebouw
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 4B21


  • Assistant professor, Child and Family Studies, Leiden University (February 2013 – present)
  • Postdoctoral researcher, Academic Medical Center Amsterdam, department of child and adolescent psychiatry (January 2012 – January 2013).
  • PhD-student, Academic Medical Center Amsterdam, department of child and adolescent psychiatry (November 2006 – December 2011).

Title of dissertation: A Psychosocial Perspective on Pediatric Functional Abdominal Pain: Risk Factors and Treatment

  • Educational assistant, Clinical and Health Psychology, Leiden University (September 2005 – August 2012)
  • MSc Clinical and Health Psychology (cum laude), Leiden University (September 2005).

Academic award

  • Young researcher award European Health Psychology Society (2009)

Teaching activities

  • Lectures and tutorials for “Inleiding in de pedagogische en onderwijswetenschappen – 1A”
  • Guiding master and bachelor theses

Research areas and activities

  • Obesity
  • Intervention studies
  • Medically unexplained physical complaints

Selected publications

Van der Veek, S. M. C., Derkx, H. H. F., de Haan, E., Benninga, M. A., Plak, R. D., & Boer, F. (2012). Do parents maintain or exacerbate pediatric functional abdominal pain? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Health Psychology, 17, 258-272 .

Van der Veek, S. M. C., Derkx, H. H. F., de Haan, E., Benninga, M. A., & Boer, F. (2012). Emotion awareness and coping in children with functional abdominal pain: A controlled study. Social Science and Medicine, 74, 112-119

Last Modified: 22-12-2015