I work at the University of Amsterdam as a research professor in Family Mental Health and Mindfulness. I started the UvA Family Lab where fundamental research into parent-child interactions takes place and founded of the academic treatment clinic for parents and children UvA minds, where clinical research into the effectiveness of treatment for children and parents is conducted.

My main research themes are the intergenerational transmission of psychopathology through family processes, and particularly the role of the father, mindfulness for parents and children, and (cost)effectiveness of mindfulness and cognitive-behavioral interventions to prevent and treat psychopathology. I acquired many grants from NWO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research) and ZonMW (Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development) for Randomised Clinical Trials on prevention and treatment programs for childhood and adult psychopathology, and for implementation of these programs. My fundamental and innovative research into the aetiology of anxiety disorders was awarded with the Aspasia, Vidi and Vici personal grants for excellent researchers belonging in the top 5% of their research area by NWO. 

I published over 250 scientific papers in international scientific journals, many chapters in national and international books, and wrote and edited many books. I’m in the top 0,1% most productive and cited anxiety disorder researchers worldwide, and in the top 25 of most productive and cited mindfulness researchers worldwide.

My book on Mindful Parenting (together with Kathleen Restifo) (New York: Springer, Norton), has been translated in various languages, as well as my public book Mindful parenting: Finding space to be -in a world of to do (Sussex: Pavillion).

A short video on my research ideas (Dutch):

Several documentaries have been broadcasted about the mindfulness programmes for children and parents that my team investigated:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiX872_t-Vk (Pills or chills, Boeddhistische blik)

https://tvblik.nl/de-boeddhistische-blik/het-geluid-van-een-kind-dat-nee-zegt (Het geluid van een kind dat nee zegt, Boeddhistische blik, Dutch,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1w3QJjpwJhA&t=3s (English, BBC)

I’m member of the workgroup anxiety disorders of the American Psychiatric Association for the DSM-5. I was awarded as the most entrepreneurial social scientist, and awarded for my research into the treatment of child anxiety disorders by the Dutch Patient Association Anxiety, Compulsion and Phobia.

I frequently give keynotes and workshops at European and World conferences for Cognitive Behaviour Therapies and on Mindfulness conferences.

My current citation index (H-index, Web of Science) is 52.

See for my research profile http://www.uva.nl/profiel/b/o/s.m.bogels/s.m.bogels.html or download here my CV.



For collaborations and bookings, you can contact me at info@susanbogels.com