The Scientific Committee 2018

(sorted alphabetically by name)


PhD Chantal Clot-Grangeat

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PhD in psychology and a psychotherapist psychologist
Vice-president of the International Council on Shared Parenting (ICSP/CIRA) of which she is a founding member

Chantal Clot-Grangeat shares her activity between individual and family consultations, interventions with professional teams and conferences. She taught Child and Family Clinic as an associate professor at the University of Savoy. She worked for twenty years with disabled children, teenagers and young adults.

Chantal Clot-Grangeat and Michel Grangeat edit a weekly blog about current events and research on shared-parenting in France and beyond: http://summit4u.org/.Question

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Prof. Dr. Michel Grangeat

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Professor emeritus of Educational Science at the University Grenoble Alpes, France
Member of the International Council on Shared Parenting (ICSP/CIRA) since the creation of the Council, of which he is a co-founder

Michel´s speciality is the study of the activity of professionals of the human sector (teachers, social workers, caregivers, etc) in collective settings, i.e. when their activity achievement depends on several professionals. Their activitiy is at the service of the wellbeing and learning of people, adults and children.

Chantal Clot-Grangeat and Michel Grangeat edit a weekly blog about current events and research on shared-parenting in France and beyond: http://summit4u.org/.Question

Grangeat, M. (2017). La résidence alternée, une question sociale et politique. Article publié dans la revue ouverte en ligne The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/la-residence-alternee-une-question-sociale-et-politique-71281Question

Members from Universities

Prof. Edward Kruk

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Ph.D Social Policy and Social Work, Associate Professor of Social Work, the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada

Edward Kruk is a professor of Social Work at the University of British Columbia, specializing in child and family policy, who also practices as a family therapist and mediator in Vancouver. His research projects have focused on parenting after divorce, family mediation, and parental alienation. He is author of several books: “Divorce and Disengagement: Patterns of Fatherhood Within and Beyond Marriage,” “Mediation and Conflict Resolution in Social Work and the Human Services,” “Divorced Fathers: Children’s Needs and Parental Responsibilities,” and “The Equal Parent Presumption” (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2013). He has published widely in a variety of academic and professional journals, and writes a monthly blog on co-parenting for Psychology Today. He is the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and is the current president of the International Council on Shared Parenting (ICSP).

He has published extensively, and his latest book is, “The Equal Parent Presumption: Social Justice in the Legal Determination of Parenting After Divorce” (McGill-Queen’s University Press).

Prof. Dr. jur. Hildegund Sünderhauf

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Evangelische Hochschule Nurnberg (EVHN) - University of Applied Sciences, Nuremberg, Germany

Member of ‘Deutscher Familiengerichtstag’ (DFGT), ‘Deutsche Liga für das Kind’, lawyer for family law 1997- 2000, professor for family law and public youth law at ‘Evangelische Hochschule Nürnberg’ in Germany since 2000.

Since 2010 Hildegund Sünderhauf researches on shared parenting. She is author of the first german scientific book on psychological, legal and practical aspects of shared partenting (“Wechselmodell: Psychologie - Recht - Praxis”, Springer VS, 2013).


Prof. Malin Bergström

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Researcher, Centre for Health Equity Studies (CHESS), Stockholm University, Sweden

Malin Bergström is a child psychologist and researcher with a special interest in children in shared parenting. She has written several books about developmental psychology, attachment and parenting and combines clinical work and research.

She published recently:
Bergström, M. , Fransson, E. , Fabian, H. , Hjern, A. , Sarkadi, A. and Salari, R. (2018), Preschool children living in joint physical custody arrangements show less psychological symptoms than those living mostly or only with one parent. Acta Paediatr, 107: 294-300. doi:10.1111 10/apa.14004

Bergström, M., Fransson, E., Hjern, A., Köhler, L., & Wallby, T. (2014). Mental health in Swedish children living in joint physical custody and their parents’ life satisfaction: A cross-sectional study. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 55(5), 433–439. http://doi.org/10.1111Question 10/sjop.12148

Martin Widrig

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LLM, lecturer, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

Prof. Dr. Sofia Marinho

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Professor of Sociology, Ph.D. in Social Sciences, specialty Sociology. Research fellow at Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon, Spain

She is a researcher at Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon (ICS-ULisboa) since 2005, where she has worked on several national and international projects on men, care and masculinities, fatherhood and co-parenting, co-parenting and reproductive intentions, parental leaves, equal parenting, family households and family policies.

Currently, she is developing the research project: “The reconfigurations of co-parenting after conjugal dissolution: dynamics of parental negotiation and public policies of shared parental responsibility”. Her research interests are focus on mothering, fathering and co-parenting in post-divorce/separation families, gender relations in the family, family change and family policies.

She has published several articles and book chapters in Portuguese and international scientific publications.

Recently, she has organized a collective book on shared residence: Marinho, S. & Correia, V. S. (2017) Uma família parental, duas casas. Residência alternada – dinâmicas e práticas sociais, Lisboa. Edições Sílabo.

Prof. Dr. jur. Yoav Mazeh

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Faculty member and lecturer
Faculty of Law - Ono Academic College (Israel)

Members from professional and civil society sectors

Jan Piet de Man

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Child and Family Psychologist (Lic. Sc. Psycholog.), accredited Family Mediator, researcher.
Founder of the ‘European Institute for the Best Interests of the Children’ (<- Workshop Equal Shared Parenting Time & Nestcare).

1968 Brussels (B) University: Master psychological sciences (guidance - childrearing).
1997 Social Promotion School, Dour (B): Ba. Mediation.
2008 Federal Mediation Commission: accredited family mediator.
2014 International Council on Shared Parenting (ICSP): co-founding & board member. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jan_Piet_H_De_ManQuestion
2016 Justice Department, Child Support Commission: member.

Dr. med. Ned Holstein

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Physician and psychologist
Founder and Chair of the Board of the ‘National Parents Organization’ (NPO, USA). Former chair of the conference NPO/ICSP Boston 2017, USA

Dr. med. Vittorio Vezzetti

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