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Julia Henrich

Researcher / Guest

Dr. J.F. Henrich
+31 71 527 2727


Julia Henrich is a postdoctoral researcher at the Unit of Health-, Medical- and Neuropsychology, Leiden University. Her background is in Health Psychology, with a particular interest for psychological therapies, biopsychological therapeutic mechanisms for patients with a chronic illness as well as digital health. Julia obtained her PhD (DPhil) in 2018 at the University of Oxford (Department of Experimental Psychology), with a dissertation on “Addressing cognitive biases in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with mindfulness based therapy”. This PhD project was funded by a scholarship from the Oskar-Helene-Heim Foundation. Prior to her time in Oxford, Julia completed a Master of Health and Clinical Psychology at Leiden University and worked on sustainability issues in both corporate and NGO sectors.

Currently, Julia is coordinator for the NWA route NeurolabNL as well as postdoctoral researcher for the Digital Society Health & Well-being team, which promotes the sustainable development and implementation of digital health interventions. In addition, Julia teaches several courses in the field of health promotion. Together with a group of young researchers, she has also set up Young NeurolabNL in 2020. Young NeurolabNL promotes interdisciplinary research, visibility and career perspectives of young researchers in the field of Brain, Cognition and Behavior.

Selected Publications

  • Zegers C.M.L., Witteveen A., Schulte M.H.J., Henrich J.F., Vermeij A., Klever, B., Dekker A. (2021).  Mind Your Data: Privacy and legal matters in eHealth. JMIR Form Res 2021;5(3):e17456, https://formative.jmir.org/2021/3/e17456
  • Henrich, J. F., Gjelsvik, B., Surawy, C., Evans, E., & Martin, M. (2020). A randomized clinical trial of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for women with irritable bowel syndrome—Effects and mechanisms. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 88(4), 295–310.  https://doi.org/10.1037/ccp0000483
  • Henrich, J. F., & Martin, M. (2018). Altered attentional control linked to catastrophizing in patients with irritable bowel syndrome. British Journal of Health Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjhp.12307
  • Henrich, J. F., Gjelsvik, B., & Martin, M. (2018). Implicit Identification with Illness in Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Cognitive Therapy and Research, 42(3), 328–339. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10608-017-9888-z
  • Henrich, J. F., Knittle, K., de Gucht, V., Warren, S., Dombrowski, S. U., & Maes, S. (2015). Identifying effective techniques within psychological treatments for irritable bowel syndrome: A meta-analysis. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 78, 205–222. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychores.2014.12.009

Researcher / Guest

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

Work address

Pieter de la Court
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden



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