Prof. dr. L.R.A. (Lenneke) Alink

Prof. dr. L.R.A. (Lenneke) Alink



Lenneke Alink is honorary professor of Prevention and Consequences of Child Abuse and Neglect, at the Jan Brouwer chair at Vrije University Amsterdam and full professor of Forensic Family Studies at Centre for Child and Family Studies of Leiden University. Lenneke is member of The Young Academy of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and of The Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities. In 2014 she has received a prestigious VIDI grant from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). Her main fields of expertise are child and family studies, parenting, child maltreatment – prevalence and (neurobiological) predictors and consequences, behaviour problems in early childhood, (preventive) interventions.


Main publications:

Stoltenborgh, M., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J., Alink, L. R. A., & Van IJzendoorn, M. J. (in press). The universality of childhood emotional abuse: A meta-analysis of worldwide prevalence. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma.

Alink, L.R.A., Cicchetti, D., Kim, J., & Rogosch, F.A. (2012). Longitudinal associations among child maltreatment, social functioning, and cortisol regulation. Developmental Psychology, 48, 224-236.

Alink, L.R.A., Cicchetti, D., Kim, J., & Rogosch, F.A. (2009) Mediating and moderating processes in the relation between maltreatment and psychopathology: Mother-child relationship quality and emotion regulation. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 37, 831-843.

Alink, L.R.A., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., Pannebakker, F., Vogels, T., & Euser, S. (2011). Kindermishandeling in Nederland anno 2010: De Tweede Nationale Prevalentiestudie Mishandeling van Kinderen en Jeugdigen (NPM-2010). Leiden: Casimir Publishers.

Van Zeijl, J., Mesman, J., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., Juffer, F., Stolk, M.N., Koot, H.M., & Alink, L.R.A. (2006). Attachment-based intervention for enhancing sensitive discipline in mothers of 1- to 3-year-old children at risk for externalizing behavior problems: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 74, 994–1005.