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Ellen  Generaal

Ellen is currently working as a Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Psychiatry of the EMGO+ Institute (GGZ inGeest). She studies the neighborhood environment in relation to mental health using data from the Netherlands study of depression and anxiety (NESDA). Environmental data is provided by the Geoscience and Health Cohort Consortium (GECCO), initiated and funded by EMGO+.

Ellen previously studied Human Movement Sciences and Sport & Exercise Psychology at the VU University (2005-2011). Afterwards, she started working at the Department of Psychiatry as a fieldwork coordinator. She then continued with a PhD examining the role of biological and psychosocial factors in chronic pain, also using NESDA data (2013-2015).