As a post-doctoral researcher, I am involved in CO-CREATE ("Confronting obesity: Co-creating policy with Youth"), a large collaborative and international project funded for 5 years (2018-2023) by the H2020 programme of the European Union, and in Sarphati Ethnography, a longitudinal ethnographic panel study in collaboration with the GGD/ Sarphati Amsterdam, in which we investigate how diverse families in Amsterdam with children aged 0-4 eat, sleep and move and how different everyday practices and patterns are shaped over time within various relationships and structural contexts in the city. Both projects are directed by dr. Christian Bröer.
In my PhD research, I have investigated manifestations of social structures of gender, class and ethnicity in the everyday 'risk work' and interactions of pre- and postnatal health care professionals with (new) parents and children in urban regions in the Netherlands, Germany and Poland, with prof. Daniela Grunow and dr. Patrick Brown as my supervisors. My thesis is a subproject of The Apparent Project: an international and national study of norms and gender division of work at the life course transition to parenthood.
Previously, I have worked in the forensic social sector in Amsterdam, as a family therapist, probation officer, researcher, coordinator and policy writer. I have also worked as an editor for the Sociologie Magazine.
Articles (peer reviewed)
Veltkamp, G., Bröer, C. & Karasaki, M. (forthcoming). Family health competence: attachment, detachment and health behaviours in the early years of parenthood. Under Review: Social Science & Medicine
Veltkamp, G. (2018). When do professionals envision and trust fathers as caregivers over the course of childbirth? A comparison of pre- and postnatal healthcare professionals’ assessments of fathers in the Netherlands, Germany and Poland. Social Politics. https://academic.oup.com/sp/advance-article/doi/10.1093/sp/jxy028/5183319?guestAccessKey=dbb621ba-3d6d-4d64-acd8-7c6a94f4498f
Veltkamp, G. and Brown, P. (2017). Inferring 'safe' and 'good' parenting through a lens of gender and class: The everyday 'risk work' of Dutch child-healthcare professionals. Sociology of Health & Illness 39(8), 1297-1313 Honourable mention SHI New Writer Prize 2017 (Top 4) https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1467-9566.12582
Veltkamp, G. and Grunow, D. (2012). Zorgverdeling tussen vaders en moeders: de rol van gezinsprofessionals. Nederlandse situatie in Europese context, Tijdschrift voor Sociologie 33 (3/4): 462-483. https://docplayer.nl/8121781-Zorgverdeling-tussen-vaders-en-moeders-de-rol-van-gezinsprofessionals-nederlandse-situatie-in-europese-context.html English translation: http://www.fb03.uni-frankfurt.de/60625780/Veltkamp-Grunow-2012-_translated_.pdf
Grunow, D. and Veltkamp, G. (2016). Institutions as reference points for parents-to-be in European societies: A theoretical and analytical framework. In D. Grunow & M. Evertsson (Eds.) Couples' Transitions to Parenthood: Analysing Gender and Work in Europe. Camberley: Edward Elgar Publishing
Karasaki, M., Veltkamp, G. & Bröer, C. (2016). Engaging with infants: Making of subjectivity in everyday infant eating, sleeping, and body movement practices. Paper presented at British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Group Annual Conference, Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Veltkamp, G., Ils, A. & Grunow, D. (2015). Pre- and postnatal healthcare and gendered parenting norms: A comparison of professionals’ views and practices in the Netherlands and Germany. Paper presented at ESHMS 3rd Special Interest Meeting: Europe in a Global Perspective, Trondheim, Norway
Veltkamp, G. (2018). Anticipating ‘secure’ developments: How pre- and postnatal healthcare professionals work with risk and trust and (re) shape mothers’ and fathers’ roles in the Netherlands, Germany and Poland. Dissertation defended at Goethe University Frankfurt on 18-04-2018 (Magna Cum Laude). Supervisors: Prof. dr Daniela Grunow and dr. Patrick Brown https://pure.uva.nl/ws/files/29977221/Proefschrift_Gerlieke_Veltkamp.pdf