Our organisation

Organisational structure

VNOP is a society (vereniging) with individual members. However, the core of the society was formed by all departments of Developmental Psychology and some departments of Pedagogics in the Netherlands or Flanders. Up to 2015 we used to have a system in which this registration fee for all employees of the supporting departments was paid by these departments collectively. However, this is not allowed anymore in all institutions, due to fiscal and other regulations. Therefore, the VNOP has decided that, from 1 of January 2016 onwards, members have to make an individual payment to the VNOP.

VNOP Board

The VNOP board is formed of one representative from each of the participating universities. There is also a PhD student representative from each university. One of these PhD students is also a board member and attends the board meetings that take place four times a year. See the list on the right for the names of the representative board members.

Here you can download the by-laws (statuten) of our association.

VNOP Officers and Board of Directors

  • Helle Larsen, Chair
    (University of Amsterdam)
  • Rosariet Beijers, Secretary
    (Radboud University Nijmegen)
  • Sheida Novin, Treasurer
    (Utrecht University)
  • Jan Boom, Webmaster
    (Utrecht University)
  • Ralf Cox, Webmaster
    (University of Groningen)
  • Berna Güroğlu
    (Leiden University)
  • Barbara Braams
    (Vrije University Amsterdam)
  • Hans Stauder
    (University of Maastricht)
  • Geertjan Overbeek
    (University of Amsterdam)
  • Anne Reitz
    (Tilburg University)
  • Pauline Jansen
    (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
  • Karin Verscheuren
    (KU Leuven University)
  • Matteo Giletta
    (Ghent University)

PhD representatives

  • Nathalie Hoekstra*
    (Radboud University Nijmegen)
  • Yentl Koopmans
    (KU Leuven)
  • Sjoerd van Halem
    (Tilburg University)
  • Gemma Schino
    (Groningen University)
  • Marissa Hofstee
    (Utrecht University)
  • Sanne Kellij
    (Leiden University)
  • Miranda Lutz
    (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
  • Ana da Silva Pinho
    (University of Amsterdam)
  • Scarlett Slagter
    (University of Amsterdam)
  • Rebecca van Rijn
    (Vrije University Amsterdam)
  • Tamara Lorenz
    (Ghent University, Belgium)

* PhD representative board member