Marije van Dalen

Marije van Dalen

Postdoctoral Researcher

Erasmus MC Sophia Children's Hospital

Biography

Dr. Marije van Dalen is a postdoctoral researcher with an interest in paediatric psychology at the Erasmus MC Sophia Children’s Hospital, the Netherlands. She obtained her PhD in paediatric psychology in January 2022. Her postdoctoral research focuses on value-based health-care in children and young people with inflammatory bowel disease. Her PhD focused on an online psychological intervention for adolescents with a visible difference, as well as the mental well-being of parents of children with a visible difference. To further develop her research skills, she spent three months at the Center for Appearance Research in Bristol, England

Interests

  • Mental health
  • Paediatric psychology
  • Visible differences/appearance-altering injuries or conditions
  • Psychological interventions

Education

  • PhD in Paediatric Psychology, 2022

    Erasmus MC/Erasmus University Rotterdam

  • MSc in Child and Adolescent Psychology, 2016

    Erasmus University Rotterdam

  • BSc in Psychology, 2014

    Erasmus University Rotterdam

Recent Publications

These are my most recent publications. See more by clicking this link.

Acceptability and feasibility of an online psychosocial intervention for Dutch adolescents with a visible difference: A mixed-methods study

The acceptability feasibility of YP Face IT was tested in interviews with 14 adolescents with a visible difference. Results show YP Face IT may be acceptable and feasible.

Reducing social anxiety in adolescents distressed by a visible difference: Results from a randomised control trial of a web-based intervention

This article features the results of a Dutch and Norwegian RCT investigating YP Face It.

Emotional and Behavioral Problems in Children With a Cleft Lip With or Without Palate or an Infantile Hemangioma

This article features a cross-sectional study on 182 children with a cleft lip with or without palate or infantile hemangioma.Analyses indicate that parents reported less emotional and behavioural problems compared to other children. Problems reported were mainly related to learning difficulties. Mothers also reported more emotional and behavioural problems.

Acceptability and feasibility of an online psychosocial intervention for adolescents with a visible difference: a mixed-methods study (preprint)

An acceptability and feasibility study for the Dutch version of YP Face IT, an online psychosocial intervention for adolescents with a visible difference.

Parenting children with a cleft lip with or without cleft palate or a visible infantile haemangioma: a cross-sectional study of distress and parenting stress

This article features a cross-sectional study on 400 parents of children with a cleft lip with or without palate or infantile hemangioma.Analyses indicate that these parents report less parenting stress than other parents. Parenting stress is mainly related to child behaviour problems and additional condition-related problems.

Projects

Psychosocial aspects of alopecia

Creating a comprehensive overview of the psychological aspects of living with alopecia.

PROMs for pediatric IBD patients

Implementing and testing PROMs in hospital care for children and adolescents with IBD.

ERN CRANIO e-learnings

Developing educational videos and webinars for patients with a craniofacial condition and their family.

Mental well-being of parents with a child with a visible difference

A project studying the well-being of parents of children with a visible difference.

Face IT voor jongeren/Young People Face IT

A project testing the feasibility and effectiveness of an online psychological intervention for adolescents with a visible difference.

Recent & Upcoming Talks

An online psychological intervention for adolescents with a visible difference: Acceptability, feasibility and effectiveness of YP Face IT

Oral presentation in a symposium: The use of eHealth to decrease mental health problems and promote well-being

Effects of visible differences on mental well-being of patients and parents

A talk for HEVAS (Dutch patient association).

What can a psychologist add to the cleft team?

Webinar for the Spanish Cleft Lip & Palate Society (SOCEFF) summarising what a psychologist can add to the cleft team, both in terms of treatment and research.

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Postdoctoral researcher

Erasmus MC - Sophia Children’s Hospital

Jan 2022 – Present Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Value-based healthcare for children and adolescents with an inflammatory bowel disease.
 
 
 
 
 

Visiting Scholar

Centre for Appearance Research, University of the West of England

Sep 2021 – Nov 2021 Bristol, England
 
 
 
 
 

Research Psychologist

Levvel/Amsterdam UMC

Apr 2021 – Mar 2022 Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Research Psychologist for the TIC Genetics study.

Responsibilities include:

  • Recruitment of new participants
  • Data collection
 
 
 
 
 

PhD student

Erasmus MC - Sophia Children’s Hospital

Nov 2017 – Jan 2022 Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Responsibilities include:

  • Data collection
  • Data analysis
  • Reporting results
 
 
 
 
 

Research/education employee

Utrecht University

Jan 2017 – May 2017 Utrecht, The Netherlands
Disseminating knowledge about internationalising the Clinical Psychology master. Screening articles for the meta-analysis on biological markers for depression (see publications).
 
 
 
 
 

Teacher, psychology bachelor and master

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Jan 2015 – Dec 2016 Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Supervising study groups for bachelor’s and master’s student. Supervising practicals.

Contact

  • Wytemaweg 80
    3015 CN Rotterdam