Latest news and events
Talk show Daphne op Dindag On Tuesday April 25 prof. dr. Andrea Evers was invited as a guest in the talk show ‘Daphne op Dindag’. She talked about the role placebo and nocebo effects can have in the treatment of physical and mental conditions.
Kaya Peerdeman wins EPP article award Kaya Peerdeman, PhD candidate at Andrea Evers’ research group at the Health, Medical and Neuropsychology unit, has won the EPP article award for the best academic paper of 2015-2016.
Prestigious Vici grant of 1.5 million euro for Andrea Evers for the power of expectations The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has granted Andrea Evers a Vici grant for her research proposal about the role of nocebo effects for insufficiently explained somatic symptoms
1st official SIPS conference on placebo studies From April 2 to April 4 2017, Andrea Evers and co-workers will host the 1st official conference on placebo studies. This conference will take place in Leiden, the Netherlands.
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.