Roald Pijpker, MSc, is a PhD candidate at the Health and Society, and Rural Sociology chair groups. Roald finished his Secondary Vocational Education (in Dutch; MBO) in Fitness, Health & Management, after which he obtained a BASc degree in Sport, Health & Management, and acquired an MSc degree in Communication, Health & Life Sciences. Inspired by the salutogenic model of health, he focuses on understanding how people cope with stressors in a health promoting way. His PhD research project aims to examine the specific value of outdoor clinical psychology for the rehabilitation of young employees with burnout in the Netherlands.
Ongoing research projects:
Coping with corona: a salutogenic approach: https://www.wur.nl/en/show/SoC-COVID-19.htm
Nature as a treatment room for adults with psychological complaints? https://www.wur.nl/nl/Onderwijs-Opleidingen/wetenschapswinkel/Projecten/Show/De-natuur-als-behandelkamer-voor-volwassenen.htm
The potential of green programmes for the rehabilitation of young employees with burnout: a salutogenic approach https://www.wur.nl/en/project/The-potential-of-green-programmes-for-the-rehabilitation-of-young-employees-with-burnout-a-salutogenic-approach.htm
Completed research projects:
Education on care farms in the Netherlands: an untapped potential for children with additional needs? https://www.wur.nl/nl/project/Ontwikkeling-en-professionalisering-van-onderwijs-op-de-boerderij-leerarrangementen-in-het-groen.htm