Universiteit Leiden

nl en

Juriena de Vries

Assistant Professor

Dr. J.D. de Vries
+31 71 527 2727

Juriena is an Assistant Professor working at the Health, Medical, and Neuropsychology department, specializing in Occupational Health Psychology.

More information about Juriena de Vries

Research interests

My main line of research is concerned with the effect of physical exercise on employee well-being and work outcomes. Further, I look into how work could influence employees' exercise participation. Specifically, I am interested in the following research questions: I) What is the effect of physical exercise on employee well-being and work outcomes such as burnout, work performance, creativity, proactive behaviour, work ability, and work self-efficacy; II) what is the optimal dose of and the working mechanisms behind exercise's (positive) effect on employee well-being and work outcomes?; III) How can organizations encourage physical exercise among their employees? My research addresses two societal issues. First, employee well-being is vital for a productive workforce. For instance, burnout - a work-related state of exhaustion that may lead to poor work performance and absenteeism - is a major problem in organizations these days. It has been estimated that about 15% of employees experience burnout symptoms. Second, most people do not exercise enough. About 50% of adults do not comply with the global recommendations on exercise for (mental) health, and efforts need to be taken to address this issue.


I teach in various courses of the Master specialization Occupational Health and the Master Health Psychology. Furthermore, I supervise Bachelor and Master theses and coordinate the second-year Psychology Course ‘Stress and Health’.

Academic Career

I received my PhD (2017) about ‘exercsie as a remedy against burnout’ at Radboud University Nijmegen. After that, I worked as an Assistant Professor in Work and Organizational Psychology at Erasmus University Rotterdam (2018-2021).

Relevant links

For all my publications see: Google Scholar.
LinkedIn Profile

Assistant Professor

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

Work address

Pieter de la Court
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 2A13


No relevant ancillary activities

This website uses cookies.  More information.