Thomas Vaessen is an assistant professor at the Centre for eHealth and Well-being Research at the University of Twente, the Netherlands, and a postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for Contextual Psychiatry at KU Leuven University, Belgium. His research focuses on the role of resilience to daily-life stress in the development of psychopathology. Specifically, he investigates how individuals deal with stressors in the context of daily life, and how this affects their mood, physiology, and symptoms of mental illness. In addition, he investigates the feasibility, efficacy, and working mechanisms of early interventions focused on stress coping behaviors in individuals at increased vulnerability of developing mental illness.

Thomas Vaessen

Assistant Professor,
University of Twente

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