ERU at your country

In addition to the Board members, ERU consists of national representatives in their respective countries across Europe that serve as board members of the general council.

Apart from other tasks, the national representatives advise and assist the Executive Board, encourage new membership and colleagues to join the ERU/EADP, and expand ERU dissemination of press releases, research reports, or policy briefs in local languages.

If you want to contact the ERU representative in your country, please find more information below:





Croatia Ana Žulec is a PhD student at the University of Rijeka, Croatia, and a research associate on the project "Digital technology in the family: patterns of behaviour and effects on child development". Her PhD thesis focuses on daily Instagram use in adolescents and their body satisfaction with the mediation role of social comparison.



Finland Ida Huttunen is a PhD student at the University of Helsinki, Finland, Department of Educational Sciences. Her research interest focuses on adolescent students’ social-emotional skills, such as persistence and curiosity. She uses longitudinal data to investigate the development of social-emotional skills during adolescence and how social-emotional skills relate to students’ academic wellbeing.



France Alexia Carrizales is a PhD student at Bordeaux University (France). In her work she focuses on the role of living environments in adolescents’ empathy and prosocial behaviors development using quantitative methodologies such as latent variable approaches for longitudinal data.



Germany Paula Duwe is a PhD student and lecturer at the Department of Psychology at Leibniz University Hannover, Germany. In her work, she focuses on (bi-)cultural identity integration processes among ethnic minority adolescents in Germany. Specifically, she is interested in understanding different cultural identity integration trajectories during adolescence and associated psychosocial outcomes.

Alina Cosma


Alina Cosma is an assistant professor in Psychology at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Alina has extensive experience in the design and management of cross-sectional health surveys focusing on child and adolescent health and well-being. She has held post-doctoral positions at prestigious universities in the UK (Uni of St Andrews), Ireland (RCSI), the Netherlands (Utrecht Uni) and Czechia (Palacky Uni). Her current research focuses cross-national adolescent health and mental health with a focus on exploring individual and country levels predictors, cross-national differences and time-trends.


De Luca


Lisa De Luca is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Florence, Italy. Her research focuses on aggressive behavior and on the development of forms of silent suffering such as Non-Suicidal Self-Injury in adolescence, with particular attention to the role of interpersonal and intrapersonal risk factors.



Netherlands Jana Vietze is an assistant professor at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. In her work, she investigates how and when feelings of (not) belonging are related to the well-being of adolescents. Using mixed methods, she studies how parents, school and peers can support youth in their identity development, feelings of inclusion and belonging.



Poland Ilona Skoczeń is a PhD student at Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, Poland. Her research focuses on parent-child relationships, attachment, emotion regulation and problem behaviour in childhood and adolescence.



Portugal Marco Martins is a PhD fellow at the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences of the University of Porto (FPCEUP), Portugal. His research interests include parenting interventions addressing childhood overweight and obesity, and the study of specific parenting practices in promoting children’s healthy behaviors and well-being in multiple contexts.



Romania Delia Stefenel, PhD, works as associate teaching assistant at “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu, Romania. Her research interests include the study of migration crisis with an applied interest for national and local policies to promote adjustment and well-being of people belonging to ethnic and cultural diverse communities.




Ana Bravo is a Ph.D. student at the Universidad de Córdoba (Córdoba, Spain). Her research focuses on analyzing the factors of sensitivity, judgment, and moral behavior in the interpersonal dynamics (such as friendship dynamics, social status, or group norms) of the peer group where violent phenomena, such as bullying, occur.




İlknur Çoban is a PhD student and research assistant at Ege University, Department of Psychology, Developmental Psychology program. Her research focuses on how children and adolescents use social media and what affects compulsive internet use behavior. In addition, her research interests are early cognitive development, parenting and their social media behavior, intervention and prevention programs for parents, children and adolescents.




Lyudmyla V. Romanyuk, PhD, is a professor at the State Tax University (Irpin, Ukraine), where she developed a master educational program in Business Psychology. Her research interests include well-being and orientation, educational psychology and personality.

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