Wellness Support

ERIM values and understands the importance of maintaining the wellbeing of its PhDs. Support is available so that all candidates may perform while feeling their best throughout their PhD journies.

All PhD candidates may apply for a consultation with the PhD Psychologist when they experience mental health issues, work-life challenges, challenges concerning their relation with their promotor, or any other issue that interferes with or influences their PhD trajectory.

The PhD Psychologist is able to provide up to 5 sessions with each PhD candidate. Unfortunately, this means that for serious mental disorders, candidates may be referred to an external professional who has the capacity to address more severe challenges.

Apart from one-on-one sessions, training sessions on several subjects related to the challenges PhD employees encounter are also available. If you know any PhD candidate that is currently facing challenges and would benefit from one-on-one or training sessions, please refer them to the PhD Psychologist.

You may schedule an appointment with the PhD Psychologist here.


Samia el Kaddouri
PhD Psychologist
T: +31 6 43422402
E: samia.elkaddouri@eur.nl

Visiting Address
Office: Hatta building, room 1.14
Availability: Tue, Wed (morning), Fri
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA, Rotterdam