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Dr. Mienke v.der Brug


Assistant Professor


I am trained as a child psychologist and a cultural anthropologist (Leiden University). I conducted doctoral research on childhood grief in the context of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in northern Namibia (VU University Amsterdam)


Current research fields and topics:

  • Methodological issues in researching sensitive topics
  • Conducting qualitative research on and with children
  • Cultural and social contexts of grief and bereavement
  • Children and youth affected and infected by HIV/AIDS
  • Resilience and wellbeing in children and youth