Dr. Pauline Jansen

Pauline Jansen is a post-doc researcher in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Institute of of Psychology and Erasmus MC of Erasmus University Rotterdam.

I am a psychologist and epidemiologist with research experience in sociodemographic and psychosocial determinants of pregnancy outcomes and child behaviour.

In my PhD-project, I showed that socially disadvantaged women have an increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes and that their children have more behavioural problems. These inequalities were largely due to unfavorable life style habits and a higher prevalence of psychopathology and stress in women with a low socioeconomic or ethnic minority background.

Currently, I work as a post-doc researcher at the department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and study the prevalence and determinants of bullying behaviour of young children in kindergarten. This research is conducted in collaboration with the Rotterdam-Rijnmond Public Health Service (GGD Rotterdam-Rijnmond) and the Generation R Study.

I’m also involved in other projects conducted in the Generation R Study. These projects concern determinants of emotional and behavioural problems of young children, and consequences of parental psychopathology on pregnancy outcomes and child behaviour.