Katja Cardol obtained her Master’s degree in Health Psychology at Leiden University in 2016 (cum laude). After working as a psychologist in the fields of clinical and sports psychology for a while, she started her PhD in november 2016 at the Health, Medical, and Neuropsychology unit at Leiden University.
Katja works as a PhD-candidate within the E-GOAL project group ‘E-health Guidance in identifying and Overcoming psychological barriers for Adopting a healthy Life style among patients with chronic kidney disease’. The study has the aim to develop and evaluate an online screening tool to detect psychological distress and barriers for adopting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, as well as an E-coach treatment program to eliminate those barriers and promote facilitators for healthy life style behavior among patients with chronic kidney disease. We will evaluate this e-care path in a multicenter randomized controlled trial in four Dutch hospitals.
- Thesis supervisor for (research) bachelor / master theses
- Workgroup teacher for Health and Medical Psychology
- Psycholoog Sport & Gezondheid (mentale trainer)