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Jessica de Bloom

Visiting Researcher
Tampere University
phone number+358503186070
City Centre Campus

About me

My research focuses on vanishing boundaries between work- and non-work life as one aspect of today´s rapidly changing working conditions. I investigate the impact of these changes on employee well-being and performance as well as the role of modern information and communication technology. My aim is to generate knowledge to understand topical societal phenomena and to bridge the scientist-practitioner gap by communicating scientific knowledge to a wide audience of scientists from various disciplines, professionals working in the field, students, and wider society.


Fields of expertise

stress, occupational health psychology, work-related well-being, recovery, leisure, work- and non-work interface, leisure crafting, job crafting, creativity, work engagement, diary studies, longitudinal research, ecological momentary assessments 

Top achievements

Succesfully completed research projects

- Kinnunen, U., De Bloom, J., & Kirves, K. (2017-2019). New lessons in recovery: Investigating the role of different breaks from work for healthy, happy and creative ageing teachers. Funded by the Finnish Work Environment Fund

- Lehr, D., De Bloom, J., & Syrek, C. (2016-2018). “Holidaily”: Smartphone app for better recovery from stressful work before, during and after vacation. Funded by the German health insurance company Barmer GEK

- De Bloom, J., & Kinnunen, U. (2013-2014). Minimum viable product for smartphone application “Recovery coach”. Funded by the Finnish Work Environment Fund 

- Kinnunen, U., & Korpela, K. (2012-2016). Recovery from work stress: Integrating perspectives of work and environmental psychology. Funded by the Academy of Finland (Role: assisting in preparing application)

- De Bloom, J., Hakanen, J., & Kinnunen, U. (2017-2018). Finnish-Japanese seminar on sustainable work, health and well-being. Funded by the Academy of Finland

Main positions of trust

• Editorial board member of Journal of Occupational Health

• Editorial board member of Leisure Sciences

• Editorial board member of the Scandinavian Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology

• Full member of the “Tourism Research Center”

• Member of the scientific advisory board of a research project conducted by the German Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health entitled “Erholung innerhalb und außerhalb des Arbeitskontextes – Wirkungen und Gestaltungsansätze im Wandel der Arbeit“ [Recovery within and outside the work context - effects and design approaches in the course of change]

• Referee for Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, Journal of Environmental Psychology, Journal of Happiness Studies, Work and Stress, Stress and Health

• Ad-hoc reviewer for Research Foundation Flanders (Belgium)

• Ad -hoc reviewer for the Research Council of KU Leuven (Belgium)

Mission statement

Ongoing research projects

- De Bloom, J., Kühnel, J., Syrek, C., & Vahle-Hinz, T (2019-2021). Making “unlimited holidays” work at ING: A mixed method approach investigating its effects and boundary conditions. Funded by ING bank

- De Bloom, J. (2017-2022). Making leisure work: Leisure crafting as active recovery from stressful work. Funded by the Academy of Finland

Research fields

Research career

Previous Work Experience

2015 – 2017: Research Fellow, University of Tampere (Finland)

2012 – 2015: Post-doctoral researcher, University of Tampere (Finland)

2012: Work & travel period abroad (New Zealand)

2007 – 2011: Junior researcher & teacher, Radboud University (Netherlands)

Education & Degrees

December 2016: Title of “Dosentti” in occupational health psychology awarded by Tampere University (Finland)

August 2012: Doctoral degree awarded by the Radboud University Nijmegen

April 2010: University Teaching Qualification (BKO) awarded by the Radboud University Nijmegen

Selected publications

A sample of important publications

- Kinnunen, U., Feldt, T., & De Bloom, J. (in press). Testing cross-lagged relationships between work-related rumination and well-being at work in a three-wave longitudinal study across one and two years. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology

- Van Laethem, M., Beckers, D. G. J., de Bloom, J. Sianoja, M., & Kinnunen, U. (2019). Challenge and hindrance demands in relation to self-reported job performance and the role of restoration, sleep quality and affective rumination. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology

- Sianoja, M., Syrek, C, De Bloom, J., Korpela, K., & Kinnunen, U. (2018). Enhancing daily well-being at work through lunchtime park walk and relaxation: recovery experiences as mediators. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology

- De Bloom, J., Sianoja, M., Korpela, K., Tuomisto, M., Lilja, A., Geurts, S., & Kinnunen, U. (2017). Effects of park walks and relaxation exercises during lunch breaks on recovery from job stress: Two randomized controlled trials. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 51, 14-30

- Syrek, C., Kühnel, J., Vahle-Hinz, T., De Bloom, J. (2017). Share, like, twitter, and connect: Ecological momentary assessment to examine the relationship between non-work social media use at work and work engagement. Work & Stress

- Kühnel, J., Zacher, H., De Bloom, J., & Bledow, R. (2017). Take a break! Benefits of sleep and short breaks for daily work engagement. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 26(4), 481-491. doi: 10.1080/1359432X.2016.1269750

- Sianoja, M., Kinnunen, U., de Bloom, J., Korpela, K. and Geurts, S. (2016). Recovery during lunch breaks: Testing long-term relations with energy levels at work. Scandinavian Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 1(1): 7, 1–12

- De Bloom, J., Ritter, S., Kuehnel, J., Reinders, J., & Geurts, S. (2014). Vacation from work: A “ticket to creativity”? The effects of recreational travel on cognitive flexibility and originality. Tourism Management, 44, 164-171

- De Bloom, J., Geurts, S.A.E., & Kompier, M.A.J. (2012). Vacation (after-) effects on employee’ health and well-being, and the role of vacation activities, experiences and sleep. Journal of Happiness Studies,14, 613-633. doi: 10.1007/s10902-012-9345-3

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