Conducting scientific and relevant research is a large part of my daily work activities. I mainly carry out and supervise diary-based longitudinal studies, investigating day-to-day fluctuations as well as long-term variations in stress(ors), sleep, and other work- and health-related topics. Additionally, I have extensive experience with various other research methods (interventions/experimental studies, field studies, systematic reviews) and use both subjective and objective measures. I have a wide-ranging statistical skillset including several analysis techniques such as multilevel modelling, structural equation modelling, and most recently several techniques from data science (e.g. machine learning, text mining). See below a few of my previous scientific publications and a selection of presentations. My doctoral dissertation can be downloaded here: https://www.publicatie-online.nl/publicaties/m-van-laethem/

I am always open for national and international collaborations with other researchers, but also organizations, institutes, or unions. If you are interested in collaborating with me you can reach me via the contact page of this website.

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS

KEY PRESENTATIONS

  • Van Laethem, M., Sianoja, M., de Bloom, J., & Kinnunen, U. (2019, November). Sleep quality in relation to subjective and physiological stress at a daily level – the role of vigor and mindfulness. Presentation presented at Work, Stress, & Health, Philadelphia, PA, United States.
  • Geiger, S. & Van Laethem, M. (2019, November). Always connected, always stressed? Exploring how organizational identification and social support influence work-related smartphone use and work stress after work? Presentation presented at WAOP conference, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • Van Laethem, M., de Bruijn, A.L., & D.G.J. Beckers (2018, September). Continuous connectivity in everyday life: Exploring underlying mechanisms of the relationship between smartphone use and sleep. Presentation presented at European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology conference, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Van Laethem, M. (2018, September). From sleep to technology, how to survive your PhD studies and on what after. Presentation presented at European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology conference, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Derks, D., Van Laethem, M., & van Mierlo, M. (2018, September). Work-related smartphone use during off job hours, rumination and stress: An RCT intervention study. Presentation presented at European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology conference, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Knapen, J.E.P., Van Laethem, M., & Sijbom, R.B.L. (2017, December). Authentic leaders benefit employee health by fostering inclusive organizations. Presentation presented at ASPO conference, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • Van Laethem, M., van Hooff, M.L.M., Beckers, D.G.J., Kecklund, G., & Åkerstedt, T. (2017, November). Duration and intensity of physical activity in relation to stress and well-being: Is worry an underlying mechanism? Presentation presented at WAOP conference, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
  • Van Laethem, M. (2017, November). A hard day’s night: werkstress, piekeren en slaap. Invited speaker and workshop tailored to employers and managers. Conference Duurzame Inzetbaarheid, Den Haag, the Netherlands.
  • Van Laethem, M. (2017, October). Recent research projects: Antecedents and consequences of work-related stress. Invited speaker at Stress Research Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Van Laethem, M. (2017, August). Let it go? Beperk piekergedachtes en optimaliseer je slaap. Workshop and advice tailored to general practitioners in training, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • Van Laethem, M. (2017, June). Switching off job stress? Antecedents and consequences of work-related stress and recovery. Invited speaker at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, United States.
  • Van Laethem, M., Beckers, D.G.J., Geurts, S.A.E., Magnusson Hanson, L.L., Garefelt, J., & Leineweber, C. (2017, June). Longitudinal relations between job demands, perseverative cognition and sleep quality. Presentation presented at Work, Stress, & Health, Minneapolis, MN, United States.
  • Van Laethem, M. (2016, June). Stress and sleep: Reciprocity and perseverative cognition as an underlying mechanism. Keynote lecture at Behavioural Science Institute conference, Berg en Dal, the Netherlands.
  • Van Laethem, M., Beckers, D.G.J., Dijksterhuis, A., & Geurts, S.A.E. (2016, April). Stress, fatigue, and sleep quality leading up to and following a stressful life event. Presentation presented at European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology conference, Athens, Greece.
  • Van Laethem, M., Beckers, D.G.J., Dijksterhuis, A., & Geurts, S.A.E. (2015, November). Stress, fatigue, and sleep quality leading up to and following a stressful life event. Presentation presented at WAOP conference, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • Van Laethem, M. (2015, October). What is a good night’s sleep worth? Exploring the relationship between (work-related) stress and sleep as well as the role of perseverative cognition. State-of-the art lecture at Recovery from Work expert meeting, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland.
  • Van Laethem, M., Beckers, D.G.J., Dijksterhuis, A., & Geurts, S.A.E. (2015, May). Sleep quality and the subjective experience of off-job activities. Presentation presented at Work, Stress, & Health, Atlanta, GA, United States.
  • Van Laethem, M., Beckers, D.G.J., van Hooff, M.L.M., Dijksterhuis, A., & Geurts, S.A.E. (2015, May). The impact of a stressful life event on sleep quality and the role of perseverative cognition. Presentation presented at Work, Stress, & Health, Atlanta, GA, United States.
  • Van Laethem, M., Beckers, D.G.J., Kompier, M.A.J., Dijksterhuis, A., & Geurts, S.A.E. (2013, May). Psychosocial work characteristics and sleep quality: A systematic review of longitudinal and intervention research. Presentation presented at Work, Stress, & Health, Los Angeles, CA, United States.
  • Van Laethem, M., Beckers, D.G.J., Kompier, M.A.J., Dijksterhuis, A., & Geurts, S.A.E. (2012, November). Psychosocial work characteristics and sleep quality: A systematic review of longitudinal and intervention research. Presentation presented at WAOP conference, Groningen, the Netherlands.
  • Otto, T., Sona, M., Van Laethem, M., Smulders, F.T.Y., Goebel, R., Zijlstra, F.R.H. (May, 2011). Burnout-related EEG changes: Occurrence in healthy participants induced by a demanding learning task. Poster presented at European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology conference, Maastricht, the Netherlands.