Lenneke Alink

Lenneke Alink is one of the winners of the Ammodo Science Awards 2019. She receives a monetary prize of 300,000 euro. The funds can be used to explore new directions in pure scientific research.

Lenneke Alink takes the understanding of child maltreatment to a higher level with high-quality experimental research. She has a broad interest in the subject looking at both the role of chaos in the household, but also at that of the stress system in cases of abuse and neglect. Her work maps out the causes and consequences of this horrific problem - an important step towards solving it.

Lenneke Alink is Professor of Forensic Family Studies at Leiden University.