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Henriët van Middendorp

Associate Professor

Name
Dr. H. van Middendorp
Telephone
+31 71 527 6333
E-mail
h.van.middendorp@fsw.leidenuniv.nl

Short CV

Henriët van Middendorp is Associate Professor of Health Psychology at the Health, Medical, and Neuropsychology unit at Leiden University as of 2014. Between 2010 and 2014, she worked as a senior researcher at the Department of Medical Psychology at the Radboud university medical center. Before that time, she worked as a PhD-student (2000-2004), postdoctoral researcher (2004-2007), and Assistant Professor (2007-2010) at the Department of Health Psychology at Utrecht University. Her research has always focused on psychoneurobiological factors in health and disease, including the psychoneurobiology of somatic complaints (e.g., pain) and conditions (e.g., chronic pain, skin, and kidney diseases), with particular emphasis on placebo and nocebo effects, stress mechanisms, and treatment. See for further information the Research tab. 

CV in pdf

Research

Henriët van Middendorp's research focuses on psychoneurobiological factors in health and disease. She has a special interest in the psychoneurobiology of somatic complaints (e.g., pain) and conditions (e.g., chronic pain, skin, and kidney diseases), with particular emphasis on placebo and nocebo effects, stress mechanisms, and treatment. She conducts both fundamental research on the psychoneurobiology of placebo.nocebo and stress mechanisms, and translational research on E-health screening and innovative interventions for chronic somatic conditions.

Teaching

  • Coordinator RM thesis and internship Clinical and Health track 
  • Coordinator RM thesis and internship intervision Clinical and Health track 
  • Unit coordinator Bachelor thesis Health, Medical, and Neuropsychology 
  • Lecturer Stress, Health, and Disease 
  • Teacher Health and Medical Psychology 
  • (Research) Master thesis supervision 
  • Bachelor thesis supervision 
  • Research internship supervision 

Tasks support staff

  • Member of the Ethics Committee Psychology (CEP) 
  • Member of the Admission Committee Research Master Psychology 
  • Member of the Research Policy Committee Health, Medical, and Neuropsychology

Grants

Currently running projects: 

  • Dutch Kidney Foundation, Systematic implementation of an eHealth self-management care protocol for kidney donors (co-project leader): 2017-2020 
  • Dutch Kidney Foundation, The effectiveness of tailored E-health self-management treatment for patients with end-stage renal disease: A randomized controlled trial (co-project leader): 2017-2021 
  • NWO Research talent, Training the circadian rhythm: Conditioning of the cortisol awakening response (project member): 2016-2020 

Awards

  • 2007 Award for best presentation at Najaarsdagen Reumatologie (Dutch Society for Rheumatology), for my study entitled “Emotions and the processing and regulation of emotions in women with fibromyalgia” 
  • 2006 Nominated for ‘Rheuma award 2006’ (best PhD research) of the Dutch Arthritis Foundation 
  • 2005 Young Scholar Award, American Psychosomatic Society

Supervisor

Supervised PhD candidates

  • Maaike Ferwerda, “Internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy for patients with rheumatoid arthritis”, 2018 
  • Lieke Wirken, “Psychosocial consequences of living kidney donation: From screening to intervention”, 2018 
  • Sylvia van Beugen, “Psychodermatology 2.0. Towards Improved Assessment and Effective Internet-based Interventions Cognitive-behavioral E-health treatment in psoriasis”, 2017 
  • Marianne B. Kool, “Understanding lack of understanding. Invalidation in rheumatic diseases”, 2012

Relevant links

Associate Professor

  • Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
  • Instituut Psychologie
  • Gezondheids, Medische- Neuropsychologie

Work address

Pieter de la Court
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 2A01

Contact

Publications

  • Nederlandse Behavioral Medicine Federatie (NBMF) Bestuurslid

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