Ann Buysse


Ann Buysse founded research in family psychology, and further facilitated the growing of research in the area to maturity. She was and is principal promoter of 3 large-scale interdisciplinary projects (each of them funded for over 2.5 million euros) on strategic basic research about divorce (with colleagues from economics and law) and sexuality (with colleagues from medicine, sexology, and sociology) and fundamental research on biological and social parenting (with colleagues from bio-ethics and reproductive health).

She is the spokesperson of the research coordinator grant in Clinical Psychology, a project on the integration of several subprograms within clinical psychology at the faculty. She (co-)authored several key publications in the field, amongst others in the Journal of Family Psychology and in Personal Relationships. Her research topics include empathy, conflict, social support, communication, influence, and agency in a variety of families.