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Kim Alyousefi-van Dijk graduated from the University of Amsterdam with a bachelor’s degree in Psychobiology (2010) and Psychology (2011). In 2014 she graduated with a research master’s degree in Cognitive Neuroscience. Between 2013 and 2016 she worked as a research assistant at the psychiatry department of the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam as well as the Netherlands Brain Bank for Psychiatry. In 2016 she started her PhD research at the Centre for Child and Family studies, Leiden University and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.


Within her PhD project, Kim Alyousefi-van Dijk focuses on neurobiological, hormonal, and behavioral aspects of prenatal and postnatal parenting in fathers.

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Research Output 2019 2019

Birth of a Father: Fathering in the First 1,000 Days

Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J., Lotz, A., Alyousefi-van Dijk, K. & van IJzendoorn, M., 1 Dec 2019, In : Child Development Perspectives. 13, 4, p. 247-253 7 p.

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Vasopressin differentially affects handgrip force of expectant fathers in reaction to own and unknown infant faces

Alyousefi-Van Dijk, K., van ‘t Veer, A. E., Meijer, W. M., Lotz, A. M., Rijlaarsdam, J., Witteman, J. & Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J., 30 Apr 2019, In : Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience. 13, 105.

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