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Staff members with discipline Gerontology

Academia develops at the interface of different fields. This is one reason why the University of Groningen is home to a wide range of fields, each with a great number of subject specialists. The overview below, which is based on a standard categorization of fields, will help you find the right expert for each field. If you cannot find the expert you are looking for in this list, try searching via a related field or faculty; you may find him or her there.

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My expertise lies in the field of psychosocial intervention research that improve health in broad sense. Healthy aging not only involves prevention and curing diseases. People aging successfully are individuals who have the ability to adapt and self manage in the face of social, physical, and emotional challenges. The  Self-Management of Well-being interventions have demonstrated to be effective, and I’m currently working on projects to make this intervention more widely available and suitable for a larger group of older individuals. I have a background in social and health psychology and received my PhD in 2011 in the field of cognitive behavioral interventions for cancer-related fatigue. As a postdoc I broadened my expertise to fatigue in other illnesses, such as type 1 diabetes mellitus, kidney transplant recipients and chronic fatigue syndrome. More recently, I'm focusing on the possibility of e-health psychosocial interventions for cancer patients.
M.M. (Martine) Goedendorp
stem cell biology
telomere biology
nuclear organization
single cell sequencing
DNA template strand sequencing
guanine quadruplex structures


Themes: place attachment, home-making, well-being, mobility, health literacy
Target groups: older adults, stroke survivors 
Methodology: qualitative research, participatory approach, geographical analyses (GIS)
prof. dr. L.B. (Louise) Meijering
Associate Professor with ius promovendi
aging , lifecourse, social relations,self-management and self-regulation, well-beinghappiness
Associate professor
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