Dr. Veerman holds degrees in psychology, education, social work and human rights. He is an expert in children’s rights, child protection, forensic psychology, history of education, international human rights, and international cooperation. He wrote a doctoral dissertation in the field on the rights of the child.
In addition he did research and advocacy work (among others on the issue of child-soldiers). He has been setting up many new and innovative organizations in child welfare and children’s rights in different cultural settings. He started projects in the Netherlands, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
He has been in charge of the work of the postmaster in mental health care psychology (training psychologists within the work setting) at Bouman mental health services in Rotterdam, the Netherlands and was the project leader of NIDOS of a project on inter-agency cooperation against child-traffic