Jessica de Bloom


Work- and organizational psychologist Prof. Jessica de Bloom completed her PhD project about effects of vacations on workers´ health, well-being and job performance at the Radboud University Nijmegen in 2012. In her five-year post-doc period at Tampere University (Finland), she investigated the effects of breaks during the working day, collaborating with top researchers in the field of occupational health and environmental psychology. De Bloom now works as a full professor in Human Resource Management, Occupational Health and Wellbeing at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Groningen and is also an elected member of the University Council.

De Bloom has led and is currently (co-)leading several research projects financed by major funding agencies and companies (e.g., Academy of Finland, the Finnish Work Environment Fund, Swiss National Science Foundation, ING bank) and has gained work experience inside and outside academia in five different countries. In her research, she aims to integrate perspectives from several academic disciplines such as psychology, tourism, leisure sciences and human resource management.

Her area of expertise concerns the interface between life domains, increasingly vanishing boundaries between work- and non-work life, worker’s proactive strategies to (re-)design their work to satisfy their psychological needs and the impact of changing working conditions on health, well-being and performance.