RM (Roald) Pijpker MSc

RM (Roald) Pijpker MSc


Roald Pijpker, MSc, is a PhD candidate at the Health and Society chair group. 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 value of outdoor clinical psychology for the rehabilitation of employees with burnout in the Netherlands.

Ongoing research projects:

Socio-economic differences in resilience related to COVID-19 and the measures https://www.wur.nl/nl/project/Socio-economic-differences-in-resilience-related-to-COVID-19-and-the-measures-1.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

From burning out to flourishing: unraveling the value of outdoor therapy for employee burnout in the netherlands 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

Coping with corona: a salutogenic approach: https://www.wur.nl/en/show/SoC-COVID-19.htm