prof. dr. Peter van der Velden

prof. dr. Peter van der Velden

Professor at TRANZO, Tilburg University, and Senior Researcher at Centerdata, Tilburg

TSB: Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
TSB: Tranzo

Bio

Prof. dr. Peter G. van der Velden (PhD) is a health-psychologist specialized in research on stress, (collective) trauma and mental health.

He is currently professor at the Department Tranzo, Scientific Center for Care and Welbeing, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Tilburg University (Chair Victims and Menth Health) and senior-researcher at CentERdata since 2018. He was professor Victimology (2013-2017) and Mental health and disasters (2010-2012) at Tilburg University. In the years before, he was research manager, senior researcher, and senior consultant at the Institute for Psychotrauma (1988-2013).

He published a large number of studies aimed at the effects of stressful and potentially traumatic events such as violence, accidents, crisis, war and disasters on mental health including PTSD, substance abuse and mental health services utilization and on work. He is reviewer for about 30 peer-reviewed international Journals and serves as an Academic Editor of PLoS ONE.

Expertise

Victims, Trauma, Violence, Accidents, Crisis, Disasters, PTSD, Mental Health, Social Support, Services Utilization, Coping self-efficacy, Resilience, Longitudinal research, Rescue workers, General population, LISS panel

Recent publications

  1. Data of the multi-wave population-based prospective Victims in Modern…

    van der Velden, P. G., Contino, C., & Das, M. (2024). Data of the multi-wave population-based prospective Victims in Modern Society (VICTIMS) study on potential traumatic events, social support, mental health, coping self-efficacy and services use. Data in Brief, 54.
  2. Pre-event attachment anxiety and avoidance predict posttraumatic stre…

    Wittemann, L., Protić, S., Bosmans, M., & van der Velden, P. G. (2024). Pre-event attachment anxiety and avoidance predict posttraumatic stress symptom severity - Results from a longitudinal population-based study. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 101, Article 102796. http://10.1016/j.janxdis.2023.102796
  3. Hoe gangbare veronderstellingen tot verkeerde conclusies kunnen leiden

    Das, M., & van der Velden, P. G. (2023). Hoe gangbare veronderstellingen tot verkeerde conclusies kunnen leiden. Centerdata.
  4. De rol van bestaande psychische problemen - Lessen uit de prospectiev…

    van der Velden, P. G., & Contino, C. (2023). De rol van bestaande psychische problemen: Lessen uit de prospectieve VICTIMS-studie. In J. van Doorn, J. Brands, M. J. J. Kunst, E. R. Muller, A. Pemberton, & L. van Reemst (Eds.), Slachtoffers: Onderzoek, beleid en praktijk (pp. 777-789). Wolters Kluwer.
  5. The impact of pre- and post-trauma financial problems on posttraumati…

    van der Velden, P. G., Contino, C., Muffels, R., Verheijen, M. S., & Das, M. (2023). The impact of pre- and post-trauma financial problems on posttraumatic stress symptoms, anxiety and depression symptoms, and emotional support: A prospective population-based comparative study. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 96, Article 102714.

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