Nicole Lucassen is an assistant professor at the Department of Psychology, Education and Child Studies. Her primary research interest involves the role of the father in child development, with a focus on the family system.
Nicole obtained a Master’s degree in Child and Family Studies (Leiden University) and in Epidemiology and completed her PhD at the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Erasmus University Medical Center. Her dissertation entitled Do fathers matter? In search for causes and consequences of parental sensitivity is the cornerstone of her current research, which focuses on the direct and interactive effects of maternal and paternal parenting on cognitive and socio-emotional development of the child/adolescent.
Research interests: role of the father, parenting, family system, child development, longitudinal studies.
Nicole is involved in the following studies:
Generation R Study: www.generationr.nl
Generation R Next Study: www.generationr.nl/next/
Flemish Study on Parenting, Personality and Development: www.fsppd.be
FATHERCHILD Study: www.driehoekonderzoek.nl