Welcome to the personal website of Marian Bakermans-Kranenburg.

My research focus is attachment and emotion regulation in parents and their children, with special emphasis on neurobiological processes in parenting and development. My academic interests include the interplay between nature and nurture, exploring and testing the ‘differential susceptibility’ model, hormonal correlates of parenting, and interventions.

I am affiliated with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences, Section Clinical Child and Family Studies where I am part of Carlo Schuengel’s team. My research activities in Father Trials, the L-CID gravity program, the 3 Generations study of Family Lab, and some other PhD projects that started in Leiden are continued at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.


See a recent interview on the Father Trials study in Horizon, the EU Research and Innovation Magazine:


The version with correct tables of the Buisman et al (2020) paper in PlosOne can be found here:

Buisman et al 2020 Transmission in a multi informant design