Iris Arends is a mid-career researcher at the Department of Health Sciences, Community and Occupational Medicine, of the University Medical Center Groningen. Her research focuses on the relationship between mental health and work including topics such as how early life mental health affects working life, how work can foster mental health and how the work participation of people with mental health problems can be supported. Iris strongly collaborates with practice through her part-time position at Arbo Unie, a large occupational health service, where she manages the research that is undertaken together with various universities and other research institutes.

Iris Arends

Mid-career researcher,
UMC Groningen

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