Who are we?

Isabelle Roskam is a mother of five and a professor of developmental psychology at UCLouvain. She studies child development and parenting. The ‘H2M Children’ research programme, which was launched in 2004, focused on "difficult" children. The ‘Becoming a Parent’ programme, launched in 2006, focused on the transition to parenthood, and the ‘BParent’ programme, launched in 2015, focuses on the nature, causes and consequences of parental burnout. Isabelle Roskam spent ten years as a clinician at University Hospital Saint-Luc in Brussels, in the neuropaediatrics unit. She is now responsible for Parenting Psychological Consultations at UCLouvain.

 

Download Isabelle Roskam's resume: here.

Isabelle Roskam

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Moïra Mikolajczak

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Isabelle Roskam (C.V.) is a mother of 5 children, a Doctor of Psychological Sciences, and a Professor of Developmental Psychology at the University of Louvain in Belgium. Before devoting herself to the study of parental burnout, Isabelle directed the "H2M Children" research program on the development and care of so-called "difficult" children. At the same time, she worked for 10 years as a clinician at the Saint Luc University Clinics in Brussels, in the neuropediatric unit.

 

Moïra Mikolajczak (C.V.) is the mother of a little Louise, a Doctor of Psychological Sciences, and a Professor of Medical and Health Psychology at the University of Louvain in Belgium (UCLouvain). Before devoting herself to the study of parental burnout, Moïra directed a large research and training program on emotional competencies and stress management. She also contributed to the creation of Moodwork, a burnout prevention platform.

 

In 2015, Isabelle and Moïra combined their expertise and initiated a large research program to shed light on the nature, causes, consequences and treatment of parental burnout. They founded the IIPB, an international research consortium on parental burnout that now brings together 45 countries. With the collaboration of their team, the consortium and many researchers (and parents!) around the world, they have contributed to develop this field of research and published the results of their work in numerous scientific articles and four books, one for parents (Le Burnout parental: l'éviter et s'en sortir; Odile Jacob) and the others for professionals (see here). They also co-direct the Training Institute for Parental Burnout and the Parental Burnout Research Lab, reference centers for parental burnout.

Isabelle Roskam

Moïra Mikolajczak