Andreas von Leupoldt studied psychology at the University of Hamburg, Germany where he also received his PhD in 2003 and his Postdoctoral Lecture Qualification on habilitation and venia legendi for psychology in 2007. He worked as a Research Fellow at the Department of Physiological Sciences and the National Institute of Mental Health Center (NIMH) for the Study of Emotion and Attention at the University of Florida, Gainesville, USA between 2008 and 2010. Moreover, he worked as a Principal Investigator/Research Fellow at the Department of Psychology, University of Hamburg, Germany and the Department of Systems Neuroscience at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany between 2006 and 2013. Since 2013, he is Professor for Health Psychology at the University of Leuven, Belgium. He is examining the interactions between psychology and the respiratory system in healthy individuals and in patients with respiratory disease Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and asthma with a specific focus on bio-psycho-social aspects of breathlessness. He is specifically interested in how psychological factors such as affective states, personality traits, learning processes, attention and social aspects interact with the subjective experience and the brain processing of breathlessness as well as with the treatment of affected patients. Using a multi-modal approach, he is studying these interactions together with international collaborators from different disciplines, such as rehabilitation sciences, pneumology and neurosciences both in the lab and in clinical settings. Partly, these studies extend to the perception of other aversive bodily sensations such as pain and include self-report measures, behavioural studies, exercise tests, peripheral psychophysiological measurements, functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and electroencephalography (EEG). He has published extensively in leading journals of different scientific fields including respiratory medicine, psychology, neurosciences and pain and has served in active roles for several international societies of these fields.