Latest news and events
Symposium 'eHealth in daily practice, what's in it for me?' In September 2017, the academic consortium 'Health, Prevention and the Human Life Cycle' organised public symposium on eHealth, attended by more than 500 doctors, scientists and citizens.
Two health psychologists from Leiden win a travel grant for research on itching Danielle Bartels and Stefanie Meeuwis receive a travel grant award for their articles about itch.
Prof. dr. Andrea Evers in (Dutch) TV program ‘Veelbelovend’ On 7th October Andrea Evers, from the Health, Medical and Neuropsychology unit of Leiden University, appeared in the second episode of a Dutch television show that is called ‘Veelbelovend [Promising]’.
Andrea Evers about the Future of eHealth in The Night of Arts and Science This year prof. dr. Andrea Evers is asked as guest speaker to talk about the future of eHealth on the fifth edition of the ‘Night of Arts and Science’-festival in Leiden.
The research group of Andrea Evers Psychoneurobiology of Health and Disease
The research group of Andrea Evers is based at the Health, Medical, and Neuropsychology unit of Leiden University. We study the role of psychoneurobiological factors in health, stress, and a wide range of chronic somatic symptoms and conditions, including mechanism-oriented fundamental lab research and applied translational intervention research.
We work in an interdisciplinary setting, collaborating with clinical and research departments within and outside of Leiden University and the Leiden University Medical Center.
Our aim is to gain insight into the psychoneurobiology of health, stress, and chronic conditions. In addition, we develop and examine ways to optimise human potential and health care for both patients and health care professionals.
In our lab research, we apply multiple psychoneurobiological techniques (e.g., questionnaires, experimental tests, EEG, autonomic, neuroendocrine, and immune assessments) in combination with sophisticated behavioural and physical paradigms (e.g., Quantitative Sensory Testing, conditioning). In addition, we work truly interdisciplinary in optimising health care by combining insights from different disciplines such as psychology, medicine, biology, genetics, and communication. We use these insights to develop and implement disease-generic personalised psychological or psychobiological interventions for patients with all chronic somatic complaints and conditions, for example by means of e-health.
If you are interested in volunteering or doing a research project with us, please contact us.