As a senior researcher at the Sociology department at the UvA, I am currently involved in etnographic, longitudinal and participatory research projects about health, families, children and youth in diverse urban contexts and I’m particularly interested in health, mental health, care, gender, risk and trust. I am also ivolved in several participatory networks in Noord-Holland and Flevoland.
In my PhD research, I have investigated constructions of risk and gender in health and family policies, and between pre- and postnatal health care professionals and (new) parents in the Netherlands, Germany and Poland.
Previously, I have been involved in research and policy writing and in family therapy within the forensic youth psychiatry sector in Amsterdam. My experience with professional work, children and youth, family relations and psychosocial problems in an urban and forensic context is useful to my present role in engaging with various families and professionals.
I am - and have in all my occupations been - engaged in writing in various forms and for various audiences.
Articles (peer reviewed)
Bröer, C, Veltkamp, G., Bouw, C., Vlaar, N., Borst, F., and de Sauvage Nolting, R. (forthcoming). From danger to uncertainty: changing healthcare practices, everyday experiences, and temporalities in dealing with COVID-19 policies in the Netherlands. Qualitative Health Research. Accept pending revision
Savona, N., Macauley, T., Aguiar, A, Banik, A., Boberska, M., Brock, J., Brown, A., Hayward, J., Holbeck, H., Roto, A.I., Mendes, S., Vaaheim, F., Van Houten, M, Veltkamp, G., Allender. S., Rutter, H. and Knai, C. (2021). Identifying the views of adolescents in five European countries on the drivers of obesity using group model building. European Journal of Public Health
Veltkamp, G., Bröer, C. & Karasaki, M. (2020). Family health competence: attachment, detachment and health practices in the early years of parenthood. SocialScience & Medicine, 266, 113351
Veltkamp, G. (2019). 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: International Studies in Gender, State & Society, 26(3), 370-393.
Veltkamp, G. & P. Brown. (2017). Accomplishing ‘risk work’ through a lens of gender and class: How do Dutch child healthcare professionals assess ‘safe’ and ‘good’ parenting? Sociology of Health & Illness 39(8), 1297-131 ‘Highly commended’ by judges – Sociology of Health and Illness New Writer Prize
Veltkamp, G. & D. Grunow. Zorgverdeling tussen vaders en moeders: de rol van gezinsprofessionals. Nederlandse situatie in Europese context, Tijdschrift voor Sociologie 33 (3/4): 462-483.
Academic books and chapters
Grunow, D. & G. Veltkamp. (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
Baillergeau, E., Veltkamp, G., Van de Kamp, M., Ayuandini, S. & C. Bröer. (2020). Young people as producers of social change: exploring barriers and opportunities. European Sociological Association RN 30 ‘Youth and Generation’ Mid-Term Conference 2020; Kuopio (Finland), 24-27 August 2020
Karasaki, M., Veltkamp, G. & Bröer, C. (2017). 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. European Society for Health and Medical Sociology: Europe in a Global Perspective, 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