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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. In 2019, I founded SCOPE, the center of expertise for personal development ( The team of SCOPE develops research informed workshops and courses on personal development for bachelor, (research)master and PhD students of the Faculty of Medical Sciences/UMCG. Besides that, I coordinate the interfacultaire minor 'More Healthy Years: Current Challenges in Public Health' ( I integrated my educational and research aspirations within The Juggle Study, a longitudinal 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).

Other positions

Trainer Individual Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy:
Board member Aletta Education (
Last modified:24 January 2022 3.30 p.m.

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