Marinus van IJzendoorn is full professor and scientific director of the Institute of Education and Child Studies (since 1981); coordinator of research at the Centre for Child and Family Studies (since 1978), Leiden University; Dean of the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Leiden University (1998-1999).
His expertise is Attachment across the life-span; epidemiology and neurobiology of child abuse and neglect; cross-cultural dimensions of parenting and child emotional development; meta-analysis; parenting; daycare; temperament; behavioral and molecular genetics of socio-emotional development; differential susceptibility; moral development; preventive family interventions; externalizing behavior problems; child development in orphanages; adoption.
He fulfilled several fellowships and received honours and awards; he received a Honorary Doctorate at the University of Haifa, Israel, June 4, 2008. He is Senior Fulbright Fellow and Adjunct Scientist at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (Bethesda, U.S.A.) and at the Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley (U.S.A.) (1989). Fellow Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS) (1996-1997). Visiting scholar at the Rackham School of Graduate Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and the Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley (2000); Fellow of The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) (elected in 1998); Member of International Affairs Committee of the Society for Research on Child Development (2007-); SPINOZA Prize of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (2004); SRCD Award for Distinguished International Contributions to Child Development (2007). He produced an outstanding list of publications, as writer or editor.
For the complete overview of his presentations and publications, see his website and WoS or Google Scholar (M van IJzendoorn).