Nieuwe vacature: Psycholoog perinatale zorg

Psycholoog perinatale zorg Functie Voor het ZonMw gefinancierde project met de titel ‘De Perinatal Mental Health Professional (PMHP): Preventie op de juiste plaats op het juiste moment’ zoeken we een psycholoog. Heb jij affiniteit met de geboortezorg en het psychisch ondersteunen van vrouwen tijdens de perinatale periode? Lees dan snel verder want dan zoeken we jou!…

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Research focus The Developmental Psychobiology Lab, led by Prof. Dr. Carolina de Weerth, investigates how early life – specifically pregnancy and the early postnatal years – influences development throughout the lifespan. Research in the DPB lab focuses on: the influences of prenatal maternal mental wellbeing on children’s health and behavioral development, the development of the…

Brain development unaffected by stress during late pregnancy

Stress can impact neurodevelopment of the child, even before birth. One of the ways this is hypothesized to happen is via a mother’s heightened cortisol levels during pregnancy. In the current study, researchers were unable to find evidence for this hypothesis. This recently published study examined associations between late pregnancy maternal cortisol levels and individual differences in…

Roseriet joins podcast episode

Roseriet Beijers joined podcast-makers Hanneke Hendrix and Alex van der Hulst in their special episode on parenting myths and facts. They talk about contradictory parenting advices and its applicability in the daily life of a parent. Listen to the episode ‘De mythe van het opvoedboek‘ below or on the podcast website.

Radio 1 interview

Last week Carolina de Weerth was live on Radio 1! In a recent study, Japanese and Italian scientists studied how holding could influence a baby’s crying before going to sleep. They found that five minutes of carrying followed by five to eight minutes of sitting down is the best combination. Carolina was invited to talk…

ISPNE 2022

Two PhD students from our lab, Henrik and Nina visited the conference of the International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology (ISPNE) this month. The conference was held in Chicago and was visited by researchers all over the world interested in hormones and psychobiology. The theme was Across the Lifespan this year, making it perfect to fit the…

Circustheater voor baby’s

Dancer Emilie Weisse, using scientific knowledge provided by BRC researcher Sabine Hunnius, created a theatre show for babies from 6 to 18 months. The show, based on scientific insights, contains a fluid performance of sounds, colour and movement, in which the young audience is taken on a sensory journey. The first show was a great…

Interview Roseriet Radboud Recharge

This summer Roseriet Beijers was interviewed for the summer edition of Radboud Recharge. She talks about parenting advices and scientific facts about parenting. She unravels myths on indulgence, breastfeeding, co-sleeping and attachment. You can find the interview (in Dutch) here.

ICIS 2022

The International Congress of Infant Studies -or in short ICIS 2022 – took place in the beautiful Canadian capital city Ottawa. The conference set the stage for an inspiring three-day program within an international and interdisciplinary scientific environment that saw theoretical and methodological exchanges and discussions. The DPB lab was well represented by the attendees…