Bimmel, Dr N. (Nicole)





Dr N. Bimmel is no longer working at the Department for Child & Family Studies and can be reached at her current place of business via nbimmel@arduin.nl.

Academic Career

  • Post-doc: Centre for Child and Family Studies and Data Theory, Leiden University (2006)
  • Educational assistant: Centre for Child and Family Studies and Data Theory, Leiden University (2006)
  • PhD. Social Sciences, Centre for Child and Family Studies and Data Theory, Leiden University. Title of thesis: 'Development and adjustment of adopted adolescents: Longitudinal and concurrent factors'. Supervisors: Prof. dr. F. Juffer, Prof. dr. M. H. van IJzendoorn, and dr. M. J. Bakermans-Kranenburg (October 24th, 2005)
  • MA. Education, cum laude, Radboud University Nijmegen (2002)

Research areas and activities

  • International adoption
  • Attachment in adoptive families
  • Parental sensitivity and sensitive responsiveness in adoptive families
  • Problem behavior of adopted children 
  • Longitudinal relations between infant attachment and child development in middle-childhood and adolescence
  • Autonomic reactivity: heart rate and skin conductance

Selected publications

  • Jaffari-Bimmel, N. (2005). Development and adjustment of adopted adolescents. Longitudinal and concurrent factors (Doctoral dissertation). Leiden University.
  • Jaffari-Bimmel, N. (2005). De ontwikkeling van internationaal geadopteerde adolescenten. Geadopteerden gevolgd vanaf de vroege kinderjaren. Adoptietijdschrift, 8(4), 18-19.
  • Bimmel, N., Juffer, F., Van IJzendoorn, M.H. & Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J. (2003). Problem behavior of internationally adopted adolescents: A review and meta-analysis. Harvard Review of Psychiatry, 11(2), 64-77.

Last Modified: 31-01-2013