Tim Koppert graduated in 2016 as Clinical & Health Psychologist at the Utrecht University (Netherlands). After graduating, he worked at the university for two years as a psychology teacher. In 2018, he started working for four days a week at the University of Leiden. In his leisure time, he started a PhD project by himself, researching wellbeing and Psychological Flexibility. Due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus, he is now researching the effects of the pandemic on people’s wellbeing and how they cope with the pandemic itself and the measurements taken by the government. Specifically, he is researching these effects on high risk groups, such as young adults, elderly and people with (chronic) diseases and disorders, to see what the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on these groups of people.
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Research Summary of research interests, projects, and/or programmes:
- PhD position at Utrecht University (Supervisors: prof. dr. Rinie Geenen (UU))
• Teacher Stress, Health & Disease
• Teacher Psychodiagnostics
• Teacher Interpersonal Professional Skills
• Coordinating the course Developmental Psychopathology
• Bachelor thesis supervisor
- Invited lecturer’ European League against Rheumatism (EULAR) 2020: The psychological impact of COVID-19 on inflammatory RMDs.
- ‘Teacher talent of the Year 2017 - Utrecht University
Koppert, T.Y., Jacobs, J.W.G. & Geenen, R. (2020). The psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Dutch people with and without an inflammatory rheumatic disease. Rheumatology. https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/keaa842
Geenen, R., Koppert, T., Mertens, G. & Engelhard, I.M. (2020). Coping with worry and fear due to the coronavirus. NVLE Magazine.
Geenen, R. & Koppert, T. (2020). Coping with worry and stress in times of corona. NVR (Dutch Association for Rheumatic Diseases).