Sybren Slimmen

Sybren Slimmen

Sybren Slimmen works as a lecturer-researcher at the Healthy Region research group. He has been following a PhD track at the Care and Public Health Research Institute within Maastricht University since 2022.

In this he investigates from a social-ecological approach the complex interplay of promoting, protective and risk factors for the mental health of young adults.
He is also active in several international projects in the field of health promotion. These projects range from care optimization and increased patient autonomy (TICC) to social inclusion of vulnerable populations through peer-to-peer methodology (ENSURE). The aforementioned projects are based on pilot studies to compare diverse cultural contexts and enable optimal implementation leading to sustainable health improvement.
Coaching and mentoring students gives Sybren a lot of energy. He incorporates the latest findings from research into teaching and gives students a taste of practice by working on projects for real clients.
He completed his master's degree in Health Education and Promotion at Maastricht University. Prior to his master's, he graduated as a Sports Expert at HZ University Of Applied Sciences in 2017. He has a great passion for sports and also worked as a (medical) fitness instructor for several years.



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