Beijersbergen, Dr M.D. (Mariëlle)

Marielle Beijersbergen is no longer working at the Department of Child & Family Studies. She can be reached at her current working address at the Radboud University in Nijmegen via

Academic Career

  • Teaching assistant, Centre for Child and Family Studies and Data Theory, Leiden University (2004-2007)
  • PhD. candidate in the field of attachment at the Centre for Child and Family Studies and Data Theory, Leiden University. Supervisors: prof. dr. M.H. van IJzendoorn and dr. M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg. Working title of the research-project: 'The Adult Attachment Interview as a Research Tool: Potentials and Limitations'
  • MA. Education, cum laude, Centre for Child and Family Studies and Data Theory. Master's thesis: 'A child adopted what's next?: Dutch adoption aftercare in European perspective', supervised by prof. dr. F. Juffer (2002)

Teaching activities

  • Training in research practices (2003-2004)
  • Teaching assistent of 'Attachment: State of the art' (2004-2007)
  • Tutorials (2005-2006)
  • Bachelor project on adoption (2005-2006)
  • Master project on adoption (2005-2007)
  • Training students in administering the AAI (2006)

Research areas and activities

  • Adult Attachment Interview (reliable coder since 2004)
  • Adoption
  • Physiological responses and attachment classifications

Selected publications

  • Beijersbergen, M.D., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., & Juffer, F. (2007). Stress regulation in adopted adolescents during the AAI and during a Family Interaction Task. Poster presented at the International Attachment Conference, July 2007, Braga, Portugal.
  • Beijersbergen, M.D., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., & Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2006). The concept of coherence in attachment interviews: Comparing attachment experts, linguists, and non-experts. Attachment and Human Development, 8, 353-369.
  • Beijersbergen, M.D. (2005). Het Nederlandse adoptienazorgaanbod in Europees perspectief. LAVAContact, 4(2), 28-30.
  • Klein Velderman, M., & Beijersbergen, M.D. (2004). Growing up fast: Transitions to early adulthood of inner-city adolescent mothers [book review]. Ouderschap & Ouderbegeleiding, 7, 277-278.

Full publication list (pdf).

Last Modified: 31-01-2013