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.
Moïra Mikolajczak is the mother of a daughter, Louise, and is a professor of psychology and health at UCLouvain. She is a reknowned expert in the field of emotional intelligence, and has published several reference books on the subject.
In 2015, she initiated with Isabelle a research programme on parental burnout, a subject that is particularly close to her heart. Isabelle and Moïra published the results of their investigations in several scientific articles and in two books, one for parents and one for professionals. With their Ph.D. student Maria Elena Brianda, they also developed and validated the first targeted treatment for parental burnout.