Dr Renate Niesel

Renate Niesel, Diplom-Psychologin, is working as a member of scientific staff of the State Institute of Early Childhood Education and Research in Munich, Germany. She started working on transitions in the context of family of divorce and especially, children coping with parental divorce. She authored   and co-authored publications and expert statements that went along with changes in jurisdiction and law regarding custody, access and welfare practice.Transferring experience from family transitions to early childhood education, she carried out empirical studies together with Wilfried Griebel on the transition from family to Kindergarten and from Kindergarten to school. In Germany, Kindergarten hitherto is not part of the school system. Besides, she is working as a lecturer for Kindergarten and school teachers and students of early childhood education. Her list of publications addresses professionals as well as parents.

Research interests

  • Transition from preschool to school

Recent publications