Department Medical and Clinical Psychology
Center of Research on Psychological and Somatic disorders (CoRPS)
Does mindfulness facilitate well-being and health? For whom and how?
Dr. Ivan Nyklíček obtained his PhD in Psychology in 1997 at Tilburg University, Netherlands. Currently, he is Associate Professor at the Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology at Tilburg University.
His research focus is mainly on attention and emotion regulation in relation to psychological wellbeing and health. Since 2006, a major part of his research is on mindfulness, the non-judgmental attention to and awareness of present moment phenomena, which can be seen as a state, trait, or skill that can be learned. Studies are performed examining correlates and effects of mindfulness manipulations and interventions concerning psychological (e.g., mood, self-esteem), cardiovascular (e.g., heart rate variability, blood pressure), endocrine (cortisol), and central nervous systems in various contexts (laboratory, daily life of various healthy and patient samples).
His work also involves potential mechanisms of mindfulness, factors moderating its effects, and assessment of mindfulness related states and skills. Besides his academic work, he is also mindfulness practitioner and trainer in Tilburg.