Dr. Marian Jongmans
Marian Jongmans, PhD, combines her work as a Professor of Pedagogy at the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Utrecht University with a clinical post as a Health psychologist at the Department of Neonatology of the Wilhelmina Children's hospital in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Following her first degree in Human Movement Sciences she initially focussed her research interest on motor development of young children with physical disabilities, in particular children with Developmental Coordination Disorder. Modelled on CanChild, Marian is the co-founder of NetChild (together with Jan Willem Gorter and currently in close collaboration with Marjolijn Ketelaar), a University Network for Childhood Disability Research in the Netherlands launched in 2003 to join research efforts of those working in rehabilitation medicine and special education in Utrecht. Her current research focuses on developmental trajectories of young children with (or at risk of) a physical and/ or cognitive disability or chronic illness with special attention to how the interaction between child characteristics and parenting practices influence these developmental pathways.
Areas of Focus
Developmental trajectories of young children with (or at risk of) a physical and/or cognitive disability or chronic illness