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How can we make Leiden a really 'healthy university'? At the initiative of several of its professors, Leiden University has joined the international Healthy Universities network. Surrounded by space hoppers, the initiators of this move and those present exchanged experiences and tips at the kick-off meeting.
Andrea Evers about healthy lifestyle behaviour at BNR Beter On 8th October Andrea Evers, from the Health, Medical and Neuropsychology unit of Leiden University, appeared as a guest in BNR Beter to talk about a healthy lifestyle behaviour
Scientists present NeuroLabNL research agenda to ministers What effect does bullying have on the brain? This is just one of the key research questions included in the NeuroLabNL science agenda. Scientists presented the agenda to Ministers Van Engelshoven and Dekker on 3 July at Campus The Hague.
First guidelines for applying placebo effect in clinical practice It is becoming increasingly clear that the placebo effect has a great influence on medical treatment. An international, interdisciplinary team of researchers has now written a first set of guidelines on how to apply the placebo effect in clinical practice
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.