Judy Veldhuijzen, PhD
Judy Veldhuijzen is an Assistant Professor of Health Psychology at the Health, Medical, and Neuropsychology unit at Leiden University. Her research focuses on the psychoneurobiological mechanisms underlying somatic conditions, with a particular interest in somatosensory profiling and cognition in chronic pain (e.g., fibromyalgia), and long-term cognitive outcomes of postoperative patients surviving intensive care unit treatment. Her research relates somatosensory and cognitive outcomes to brain (dys)function, inflammatory processes, and stress mechanisms. In addition she is interested in aging processes and sex differences in chronic somatic conditions.Back to the people page
News and events
Distinguished guests for the BENEFIT for all-project. Thursday 29th November, the BENEFIT for all-project was visited by distinguished guests.
Leiden university becomes first Dutch 'healthy university'. Leiden University is the first Dutch university to join the Healthy Universities international network. Lifestyle workshops, rewards for good behaviour and the latest interventions encourage students and staff to live more healthily.
Taking the power of expectations to the patient How easily can you be influenced in your expectations? To what degree do your expectations influence you, for example, your symptoms when being ill or the effects of treatment? And how can such expectations be applied to optimize patient care?
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