Ineke Pit-Ten Cate

Ineke Pit-Ten Cate
Postadresse Université du Luxembourg
2, Avenue de l'Université
L-4365 Esch-sur-Alzette

Research Topics: Child cognitive, social and emotional development; inclusive education; special education; teacher decision making; family adjustment to chronic illness and physical disability; brain-behaviour links; stress and coping; social cognition; research design and analyses; positive outcome of adversity; psycho-diagnostic assessment; test construction, validity and reliability.

I am a research associate at the Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Education at the University of Luxembourg. I have MSc degrees in both Experimental Psychology (University of Utrecht) and Pedagogy (University of Nijmegen) and have worked both clinically and academically in different countries. In 2004 I was awarded my PhD (University of Southampton). The lion share of my career has been dedicated to issues of children’s mental health and educational advancement, especially those children with physical disabilities and chronic illness. More recently, my research has focused on teacher characteristics that impact decisions regarding students’ educational pathways. Over the years I have conducted several studies, using a range of methodologies and statistical techniques.

Last updated on: Mittwoch, den 10. Juli 2019

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Last updated on: 22 Mär 2019

Research Interests

  • child cognitive social and emotional development
  • inclusive, integrative and special education
  • Judgment formation and decision making within educational contexts
  • family adjustment to chronic illness and physical disability
  • brain-behaviour links
  • stress and coping
  • research design and analyses
  • positive outcome of adversity
  • psycho-diagnostic assessment
  • test construction, validity and reliability.

Current Research Project

  • Inclusive education: The effect of teacher characteristics and school support on inclusive practice (FNR CORE: INCLUS, Dr Ineke Pit-ten Cate)

Finalized Research Projects

Funded by the Fonds National de la Recherche (Professor Sabine Krolak-Schwerdt): 

  • School transitions from primary to secondary school: Development of intervention strategies to improve the quality of teachers' transition decisions

Funded by the Association of Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (Professor. Jim Stevenson):

  • Developmental, Behavioural and Psychological Characteristics Associated with Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida in Middle Childhood
  • A Study of the Cognitive Basis for Educational Problems in Young Adolescents with Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida

Funded by University of Southampton Annual Grant Scheme (Ineke Pit-ten Cate & David Daley):

  • Parental distress and child behaviour: the mediating role of expressed emotion
  • Child Behaviour and Parenting Stress over time in families of children with Hydrocephalus. 

  Funded by the ‘Prinses Beatrix Fonds’ (Dr Ineke Loots):

  • Siblings of Children with Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy and Multiply Disabilities: problems and Solutions

  Funded by NIMH:

  • Assessment of Development in Young Children with Disabilities
  • Team Collaboration in the Assessment of Young Children with Disabilities


  • Trends in Service Delivery: Psychological Practice in Rehabilitation Setting
  • Pain, Anxiety, and Cooperativeness in Children with Cerebral Palsy After Rhizotomy: Changes throughout Rehabilitation
  • Stress and Family Satisfaction in Parents of Children with Port Wine Stains.

PhD research

Family adjustment to disability and chronic illness in children, University of Southampton. Supervisor: Prof. Jim Stevenson, Advisor: Prof. Richard Hastings

Last updated on: 22 Mär 2019