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 recently moved to the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences, Section Clinical Child and Family Studies where I continue to cooperate with Carlo Schuengel’s team. My research in Father Trials, the L-CID gravity program, the 3 Generations study of Family Lab, and some other PhD projects will also be continued in the hospitable environment of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.


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