K.J.M. van Hooijdonk (Kirsten)
PhD candidate - Behavioural Science Institute
PhD candidate - Orthopedagogics: Family and Behaviour
Thomas van Aquinostraat 4
6525 GD NIJMEGEN
6500 HE NIJMEGEN
Kirsten works as a PhD candidate at the Developmental Psychopathology group of the Behavioural Science Institute, Radboud University in Nijmegen. She holds a bachelor's degree in Biomedical Sciences from the Radboud University Nijmegen and a master's degree (cum laude) in Biomedical Sciences (specialisation tracks consultancy and epidemiology) from the Radboud University Nijmegen. During her master program, she spent four months at the University of Glasgow, Scotland where she specialised in nutritional epidemiology.
Currently, Kirsten is part of the Healthy Student Life project - a research project in which epidemiological data on well-being, health behaviour, personal and contextual factors are gathered by combining different qualitative and quantitative research methods. During her dissertation, she mainly focusses on the themes well-being and health behaviour as she is upmost interested in how (the combination of different) lifestyle(s) impact(s) health and disease.
- 2021 - 2025 Project Healthy Student Life. Within our Healthy Student Life team, our research focuses on well-being, study stressors, health behaviour, and student success, including topics like study and achievement pressure, substance use, physical (in)activity, social safety, work-life balance and social isolation. We aim to map the complex interrelated network of these topics and ultimately develop and implement interventions to improve student well-being. As a team, our goal is to support healthy student lives, improve student well-being and contribute to a successful and meaningful study. More information