Dr. Myrte Van Veldhuizen

Wiss. Mitarb.

Bildungssoziologie und Sozialisationsforschung
Institut für Erziehungswissenschaft
Ruhr-Uni­ver­si­tät Bo­chum
Uni­ver­si­täts­stra­ße 150
D - 44801 Bo­chum




Curriculum vitae:

I completed a Bachelor in ‘Pedagogical Sciences’ with minors in ‘Education’, and ‘Youth and Crime’ at Utrecht University (The Netherlands) in 2009. I obtained a Master degree in 2010 by completing the master programme ‘Education, Socialization and Youth Policies’ at Utrecht University (The Netherlands). In December 2018, I completed my Doctoral Studies at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies of the University of Portsmouth (United Kingdom). The thesis title was: Comparing Serious or Persistent Absence from School in England and the Netherlands: An Exploration of the Influence of Vulnerability and Offending Behaviour. (Successfully defended on 18 December 2018).

Work priorities:

  • Comparative research
  • Absence from school
  • Connection between school problems and issues in other areas (for example juvenile delinquency)
  • Vulnerable children
  • Social policy; government responses to social problems



Van Veldhuizen, M.F. & Hayden, C. (2016). Understanding Absence from School. In W. Sims-Schouten, & S. Horton (Eds.), Rethinking Social Issues in Education for the 21st Century: UK Perspectives on International Concerns (pp. 84-106). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.  


Van Veldhuizen, M.F. (2012). Schoolverzuimers hebben al genoeg problemen, Proces, 91(3), 183-189.



'School Non-attendance, Vulnerability and Offending Behaviour: A comparative study between England and the Netherlands'. Portsmouth Annual Postgraduate Conference in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. (15 May 2013)


'Achterliggende problematiek die kenmerkend is bij schoolverzuim'. Kennisdelingsdag Jeugdstrafrecht georganiseerd door de Raad voor de Kinderbescherming. (31 January 2013)




Ansprechpartner / Sekretariat

Ulrike Deppe

Mail: ulrike.deppe@rub.de
Web: https://ife.rub.de/bildungssoz

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