Dr. Carlo Schuengel
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Dr. Carlo Schuengel obtained his PhD in 1997 at Leiden University with Marinus van IJzendoorn and Marian Bakermans-Kranenburg. Carlo Schuengel moved in 1999 to Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam to lead the section of Clinical Child and Families Studies. The aim of his group is to contribute insight into family relationships and the development of mental health and resilience, and into interventions that can support at risk parents and other caregivers in fostering high quality relationships with children. Together with Dr Mirjam Oosterman, he started the large (N = 1,800) Generations² longitudinal pregnancy cohort study. He led numerous efficacy trials in the field of youth care and care for people with intellectual disabilities. As part of an international team, he helped to create the Collaboration for Attachment Transmission Synthesis, bringing together about 60 research teams from around the world to address outstanding questions by pooling data and resources. In partnership with care organizations and families, he leads so-called ‘Academic Workplaces’ for knowledge production and knowledge transfer on the intersection of academia and practice. He serves as associate editor for, among others, Attachment and Human Development and Child Development. In recognition, he was awarded Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science in 2017.