The inaugural line of research into existing connections between body experience and human movement on the one hand, and health and well-being on the other hand, was already shaped by our previous professor Ruud Bosscher. Professor Jooske van Busschbach continues the professorship’s activities in compliance with this original focus of research. In her own research activities, Van Busschbach focuses particularly on research into the effectiveness of psychomotor interventions within the mental health care sector.
Since 1994, Van Busschbach works as a researcher at the University Centre for Psychiatry (UCP) of the Medical Centre of the University of Groningen, after gaining experience as a researcher in various positions at NIVEL and Trimbos Institute. Since 2012 she combines her role as a professor at Windesheim with her work as a researcher and staff member of the Rob Giel Research Centre, UCP, focusing on efficiency and effectiveness of interventions in psychiatry.
Jooske van Busschbach studied clinical pedagogy at the University of Utrecht. In 1996 she got her PhD after completing her dissertation Uit het oog, uit het hart? Een studie naar stabiliteit en verandering in persoonlijke relaties (Out of sight, out of mind? A study of stability and change in personal relationships). She worked on this dissertation as a PhD student at the InterUniversity Centre for Sociological Theory and Methodology (ICS) of the University of Groningen.
Dr Jooske van Busschbach
Professorship Human Movement, Health and Well-being
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