Elien De Caluwé
  • Prof. Cobbenhagenlaan 225, Simon Building, room S 315

    5037 DB Tilburg


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Research interests

My main research interest lies within the intersection between personality, psychopathology and personality pathology in children and adolescents. 

In my PhD, I combined these themes by specifically investigating the link between personality, OCD and OCPD at a young age, whereas I am currently adopting a developmental and personality perspective to study forensic psychopathology in younger age groups (e.g., conduct disorder, antisocial personality pathology, psychopathy,...).

Other research interests: assessment, scale development and validation, psychometrics, measurement invariance, and mobile dating app (Tinder) motives and personality (disorders)


2021-present: Academic Director of the Master Psychology and Mental Health, including 5 programs:

  • Clinical Psychology (Klinische Psychologie; Dutch only)
  • Clinical Child & Youth Psychology (Klinische Kinder- en Jeugdpsychologie; Dutch only)
  • Clinical Forensic Psychology (Klinische Forensische Psychologie; Dutch only)
  • Positive Psychology and Well-being
  • Cognitive Neuropsychology

2019-2022: Program Coordinator of the Master Clinical Forensic Psychology

2017-present: Assistant Professor (Tenured since Nov. 2021) (Tilburg University, The Netherlands)           

  • Department Developmental Psychology
  • Focus: Forensic Psychology (from a developmental and personality perspective)

2015-2017: FWO postdoctoral research fellow (Ghent University, Belgium)

2010-2015: PhD student (scholarship) (Ghent University, Belgium)


Coordinator/teacher of one course in the Major Forensic Psychology (Bachelor):

  • Introduction to forensic psychology (in Dutch)

Master thesis and internship supervisor in the Master Clinical Forensic Psychology (in Dutch)

Master thesis and traineeship supervisor in the Research Master Individual Differences and Assessment

Current courses

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  • Developmental Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Personality
  • Adolescents
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Personality Disorders


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