Dr. Lisette Hornstra

Martinus J. Langeveldgebouw
Heidelberglaan 1
Kamer E3.38
3584 CS Utrecht

Dr. Lisette Hornstra

Associate Professor

2020- current: Associate Professor; 2015 - 2020: Assistant Professor; 

Utrecht University

Research interests:

  • Students' motivation for school
  • Equal opportunities and social and ethnic diversity in schools
  • Teaching high ability students

Research projects:

  • Mind the Gap (NWO vidi project)
  • KLIK Equitable teaching in Class (NRO)
  • Building Democratic Citizenship Through the Invisible Hand of the Teacher (NRO)
  • Monitor study Giftedness and high ability in inclusive educational settings (NRO)
  • Intervention study: Ehancing motivation for school of students with different socio-ethnic backgrounds (NRO)
  • POINT - Collaboration between schools and reseachers on teaching high ability students (NRO)
  • Developmental trajectories of high-ability students (NRO)


  • Coordinator course International Perspectives on Education
  • Coordinator master thesis
  • Co-coordinator bachelor thesis


2013 - 2015: Post-doc

University of Amsterdam

Research projects:

  • Research on motivation of high ability students
  • Review study on motivating students with diverse backgrounds


2009 - 2013: PhD candidate

University of Amsterdam

Dissertation: Motivational developments in primary school: Group-specific differences in various learning contexts. (Co)promotores: Prof. dr. M. Volman, dr. T. Peetsma en dr. I. van der Veen.


2006 - 2009: Research Master Behavioural Science (cum laude)

Radboud University Nijmegen