Impact Program

The Tilburg University Impact Program brings together researchers and stakeholders in complex societal issues in order to advance society with the help of knowledge and innovation.

Enhancing Health & Wellbeing

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Health and wellbeing can be approached from different perspectives. The perspective from the individual person, with aspects like physical and mental health, might come to mind first. However, health can also be described from the perspective of institutions and society. From all these perspectives, decisions have to be made that not only ensure short-term profit, but also enhance long-term health and wellbeing.

Often, however, only short-term decisions are made, causing long-term health and well-being problems such as addiction, environmental pollution, and exploitation. This can change. From the different areas of expertise of Tilburg University we contribute to research and education in the field of enhancing health and wellbeing of people and society in cooperation with the health care sector, business, several educational institutes and organizations.

The digital follow up system for cancer survivors PROFILES is a case in point. In this project we cooperate with the Netherlands Comprehensive Cancer Organisation (IKNL) to collect data about cancer survivors which forms a rich basis for new research.

Program Leader:

Sitskoorn, M.M.
Name prof. dr. M.M. (Margriet) Sitskoorn
TS Social and Behavioral Sciences
Cognitive Neuropsychology
Position Full professor
Room S
Phone +31 13 466 2497

Program Manager & Contact:

Gottmer-Welschen, L.M.C.
Name dr. L.M.C. (Laura) Gottmer-Welschen
Position Progam Manager Impact
Room C 13
Phone +31 13 466 8324