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The research of Prof. Minne Fekkes focuses on the efficacy of programs and elements from programs that aim to strengthen social skills and resilience in young people. His research also focuses on the determinants and context factors that increase the development of social skills and resilience, for example a longitudinal study on the factors that influence the development of young children in Dutch Childcare. Specific focus is given to the development of effective anti-bullying programs for schools in the Netherlands, these programs are aimed at prevention of regular bullying in the schools and cyberbullying.
Minne Fekkes supervised 4 PhD students in their research on social skills, resilience and bullying. Minne Fekkes led the Social Skills and Resilience consortium in 2020. This is a partnership of 5 universities and various knowledge institutes. International scientific publications have emerged from the various studies. Furthermore, a large-scale project was acquired via ZonMw that focuses on the national implementation of anti-bullying policy in primary schools via the GGDs.