Dr. Myrte van Veldhuizen

Fakultät Bildungswissenschaften

Universitätsstr. 2
45141 Essen
S06 S06 A43


  • Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in, Institut für Erziehungswissenschaft

Focus of Research

  • Mentoring of novice teachers in disadvantaged schools
  • Absence from school
  • International comparative educational research

Professional Career

since 02/2021 University Duisburg-Essen (Germany), Postdoctoral researcher in the Novice Educator Support and Training (NEST) project. Team “Educational Research and Schooling”
10/2019 - 01/2021 Ruhr University Bochum (Germany), Postdoctoral Researcher in the team “Educational sociology and socialization research”

Academic Education

10/2012 - 12/2018 PhD “Comparing Serious or Persistent Absence from School in England and the Netherlands: An Exploration of the Influence of Vulnerability and Offending Behaviour”, University of Portsmouth (United Kingdom) 
09/2009 – 07/2010 Master “Education, Socialization and Youth policies”, Utrecht University (The Netherlands)
09/2008 – 12/2008 Erasmus Fellowship, Manchester Metropolitan University (United Kingdom)
09/2005 – 07/2009

Bachelor “Pedagogical Sciences”, Utrecht University (The Netherlands)

  • Minor in “Education”
  • Minor in “Youth and Crime”


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.


Van Veldhuizen, M. F. (2020). „Responding to Persistent Absence from School in England and the Netherlands”. Colloquium for Emerging Research, University Duisburg-Essen.  

Van Veldhuizen, M. F. (2013) „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.

Van Veldhuizen, M. F. (2013) „Achterliggende problematiek die kenmerkend is bij schoolverzuim”. Symposium about Persistent Absence from School organized by „Raad voor de Kinderbescherming“ (The Dutch Child Protection Service which is a department of the Dutch Ministry of Justice)