Stress-in-Action (SiA) Consortium submitted an NWO Gravitation application to combat daily life stress
The Stress-in-Action (SiA) Consortium is a multidisciplinary collaboration between several universities and medical centers that examines the aetiology of daily-life stress on how it can be reliably measured, how it is impacted by context and individual variation, and how and when its potentially beneficial acute effects on human functioning turn into a detrimental impact on mental and cardiometabolic health. The aim of the study is to create a major paradigm shift from common group comparisons in artificial lab settings towards examining person-specific stress-profiles across real life settings. The consortium leadership is “enriched” for APH members with principal applicant Brenda Penninx (APH mental health program leader), core applicant Eco de Geus (former APH director) and theme leader Meike Bartels (APH personalized medicine program leader).
With the NWO Gravitation, the government encourages excellent research in the Netherlands, bringing top researchers in a discipline or in several disciplines together and to facilitate excellence, novelty and the international position of research in the Netherlands. The programme is for scientific consortia that have the potential to rank among the world's best in their field. A consortium is a collaboration between researchers in the Netherlands in a discipline or in several disciplines.
This consortium is a good example of one of the main strengths and key focusses of the Amsterdam Public Health research institute: bringing researchers together to conduct reliable, societal relevant and qualitative high multidisciplinary research to improve the public health by tackling societal challenges such as emotional, physiological, cognitive and behavioural stress in daily life.
For more information about the consortium, the project team and the study approach: www.stress-in-action.nl