Van der Voort, Dr. A. (Anja)

Position:
  • Lecturer


Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 4036
E-Mail: avoort@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 4B23


  • PhD in Social and Behavioral Sciences, Child and Family Studies, Leiden University (2014). Doctoral thesis: The importance of sensitive parenting. A longitudinal adoption study on maternal sensitivity, problem behavior, and cortisol secretion. (Summary below)
  • Lecturer at Leiden University, 2006-present
  • Masters degree in Child and family studies (Cum Laude), University of Amsterdam (2005)

Academic grants and awards

  • Excellent Teacher Award of the Institute of Education and Child Studies, 2013
  • Leiden University Fund (LUF), Conference participation grant (European Conference on Developmental Psychology), 2013
  • Honorable Mention poster presentation of the Institute of Education and Child Studies, 2013 (Internalizing Behavior from Infancy to Adolescence in Early-Adopted Children: Associations with Child Inhibition and Maternal Sensitivity)

Main research areas

Sensitive parenting, adoption, problem behavior, temperament, methods and statistics.

Teaching activities

Several courses in the bachelor program such as Practices of Research Methods 1 and 2, Methods of Qualitative Research, SPSS, and Adoption and Foster Care.

Publications

  • Van der Voort, A., Juffer, F., & Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J. (2014). Sensitive parenting is the foundation for secure attachment relationships and positive social-emotional development of children. Journal of Children’s Services, 9(2), 165-176.
  • Van der Voort, A., Linting, M., Juffer, F., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J., Schoenmaker, C., & Van IJzendoorn, M. H. (2014). The development of adolescents’ internalizing behavior: Longitudinal effects of maternal sensitivity and child inhibition. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 43(4), 528-540.
  • Van der Voort, A., Linting, M., Juffer, F., Schoenmaker, C., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J., & Van IJzendoorn, M. H. (2014). More than two decades after adoption: Associations between infant attachment, early maternal sensitivity and the diurnal cortisol curve of adopted young adults. Children and Youth Services Review, 46, 186-194.
  • Van der Voort, A., Linting, M., Juffer, F., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J., & Van IJzendoorn, M. H. (2013). Delinquent and aggressive behaviors in early-adopted adolescents: Longitudinal predictions from child temperament and maternal sensitivity. Children and Youth Services Review, 35(3), 439-446.
  • Schoenmaker, C., Juffer, F., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., Van den Dries, L., Linting, M., Van der Voort, A., & Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J. (2015). Cognitive and health-related outcomes after exposure to early malnutrition: The Leiden longitudinal study of international adoptees. Children & Youth Services Review. doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2014.12.010
  • Schoenmaker, C., Huffmeijer, R., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J, Van den Dries, L., Linting, M., Van der Voort, A., & Juffer, F. (2014). Attachment and physiological reactivity to infant crying in young adulthood: Dissociation between experiential and physiological arousal in insecure adoptees. Physiology & Behavior. doi: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2014.11.055

Publications in Dutch

  • Juffer, F., & Van der Voort, A. (2014). Achterstanden en herstelkansen van adoptiekinderen [Delays and opportunities for recovery in adopted children]. In: Goudena, P., De Groot, R., & Janssens, J. (Red.), Orthopedagogiek: State of the art, pp. 201-215. Apeldoorn/Antwerpen: Uitgever Garant.

Manuscript under revision

  • Schoenmaker, C., Juffer, F., Van IJzendoorn, M. H., Linting, M., Van der Voort, A., & Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J. (2013). From maternal sensitivity in infancy to adult attachment representations: A longitudinal adoption study with secure base scripts.

Presentations

  • Van der Voort, A. (2013, September). I nternalizing Behavior from Infancy to Adolescence in Early-Adopted Children: Associations with Child Inhibition and Maternal Sensitivity. Poster presented at the European Conference on Developmental Psychology (ECDP), Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • Van der Voort, A. (2013, September). Delinquent and Aggressive Behaviors in Early-Adopted Adolescents: Longitudinal Predictions from Child Temperament and Maternal Sensitivity. Paper presented at the preconference of the Attachment Adoption Adolescence Research Network (AAARN) at the European Conference on Developmental Psychology (ECDP), Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • Van der Voort, A. (2013, April). Adoption From Infancy to Adolescence: Associations Between Temperament, Maternal Sensitivity, and Later Externalizing Behavior. Poster presented at the conference of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Seattle, USA.
  • Van der Voort, A. (2012, November). Adoption From Infancy to Adolescence. Associations Between Temperament, Maternal Sensitivity, and Later Externalizing Behavior. Paper presented at the ISED Research Days, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Last Modified: 22-12-2015