16 May. 2024

WRR-podcast Vogelvlucht #28: Close-up with WRR member Andrea Evers

In the 'Close-up' episodes of the Vogelvlucht podcast, we get acquainted with the members of the Wetenschappelijke Raad voor het Regeringsbeleid (Scientific Council for Government Policy; WRR). They share insights into their backgrounds, motivation, and vision for the WRR. In episode 28, Andrea Evers, professor of health psychology at Leiden University and WRR member since January 1st, 2024, introduces herself.

During the podcast, Andrea discusses the added value of an interdisciplinary approach and the role of context in healthcare and policy. She shares insights from her research on the placebo effect and illustrates how broader behavioral science perspectives can be applied in various contexts, including the WRR. An intriguing conversation about decision-making, collaboration, and experiments with milkshakes. Plus, why do people attend the same conferences every year?

Listen to episode 28 of WRR Vogelvlucht now and discover how science and policy converge for a better future.