I am associate professor at the methods and statistics group of the research institute of child development and education. My research focusses on structural equation modeling (SEM) in general, and specifically in combination with measurement invariance, multilevel data, or meta-analysis (MASEM).
I obtained my PhD (2013) from the University of Amsterdam on research about testing measurement invariance in multilevel data. After obtaning my PhD, I became a postdoctoral researcher at Utrecht University. In 2014, I received a Rubicon-grant from NWO (Dutch Research Council), to work with dr. M.W.-L. Cheung at the National University of Singapore. In 2016, I returned to the Univsersity of Amsterdam after obtaining a Veni-grant (250.000 euros) from NWO for the project: "One size fits all? New methods to account for heterogeneity in meta-analytic structural equation modeling". From 2021 to 2026 I will be working on the further development of MASEM, based on a Vidi-grant (800.000 euros) with the title "No data left behind".
Personal site: www.suzannejak.nl