Scientific Staff

Scientific Staff

Kim van Erp

Presence: Tu. / Wed. / Thu.
Building: Cubicus, room B217
Telephone: +31 (0)53 – 489 5519
Secretary: +31 (0)53 – 489 5279
(room B205)
Fax: +31 (0)53 – 489 2895


In my research I focus on the processes and dynamics of intra- and intergroup conflict. I do not only investigate the effects of conflict, but am also interested in processes that influence conflicts (like justice perceptions) and the strategies and techniques that may alleviate conflict or the effects of conflict. These include individual as well as team factors (e.g., influencing techniques, effective teamwork)

Examples of previous research:

  • The impact of justice perceptions and conflict in expatriate couples on their adjustment abroad.
  • the development and evaluation of an team intervention to empower paramedics in bystander conflict.

My main research interests are

  • Conflict interventions for teams in high-stake situations
  • Asymmetrical conflict situations and conflict avoidance strategies
  • Conflict and aggression at work and team dynamics / team adaptability


Forensic Psychology
CODE: 201000143


  • Freelancer (owner) at Kim van Erp - Onderzoek, Training & Advies


Van Erp, K. J. P. M., Van der Zee, K. I., Giebels, E., & Van Duijn, M. A. J. (2013). Lean on me: The importance of own and partner intercultural personality dimensions for the success of an international assignment. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, in press.

Van Erp, K. J. P. M., Gevers, J. M. P., Rispens, S., & Demerouti, E. (2013). Hands off! The impact of bystander conflict on public service employees and the alleviating effect of resources. [Handen af van onze hulpverleners: De impact van omstanderconflict op werknemers in de hulp- en dienstverlenende sector, en het verlichtend effect van hulpbronnen. Gedrag & Organisatie, 26, 133-155.

Van Erp, K. J. P. M., Giebels, E., Van der Zee, K. I., & Van Duijn, M. A. J. (2011). Expatriate adjustment: The role of justice and conflict in intimate relationships. Personal Relationships, 18, 58–78.

Van Erp, K. J. P. M., Giebels, E., Van der Zee, K. I., & Van Duijn, M. A. J. (2011). Let it be: expatriate couples' adjustment and the upside of avoiding conflicts. Anxiety, Stress & Coping, 24, 539-560.


Giebels, E., Ufkes, E. G., & Van Erp, K. J. P. M. (forthcoming). Understanding high-stakes conflicts. In N. M. Ashkanasy, O. B. Ayoko, & K. A. Jehn (Eds.) The Handbook of Research in Conflict Management, Edward Edgar Publishing, UK.