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How to find us prof. dr. J. (Joke) Fleer
University Medical Center Groningen

prof. dr. J. (Joke) Fleer

Talent track professor in Health Psychology, focused on stress management and personal development in (PhD) students


My background is in Health Psychology and I was originally trained as a researcher. In 2006 I graduated with my thesis entitled ‘Quality of life of testicular cancer survivors’. After my graduation I continued doing research in the field of adjustment to chronic illness (e.g., cancer, diabetes, heart disease, chronic headache). One line of work is concerned with psychological screening and interventions, a second line of work focuses on self- and goal regulation in chronically ill people. In 2008, I started to combine my research with teaching tasks and research in education. Currently, I have a key role in teaching in the bachelor of medicine, as Course Director of semester 3.2, and have the lead in developing the line Leadership development for the bachelor- and master of medicine. Recently, I received funding to set up a program on personal development for all bachelor and master students of the Faculty of Medical Sciences. Besides that I received funding to set up the interfacultaire minor 'More Healthy Years: Current Challenges in Public Health'. I integrated my educational and research aspirations within The Juggle Study, a large prospective cohort study on mental health (e.g. burnout, engagement) in medical students, for which the data collection is ongoing (it will be completed in 2024).

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Contact information

Antonius Deusinglaan 1
9713 AV Groningen
The Netherlands

UMCG, Health Psychology, de Brug 5.12

Job title:
Associate Professor
Working hours:
Mon. Tues. Weds. 09:00 - 17:30; Thu. Fri. 9:00-13:00