PhD student




twice a month



Cubicus + room B120


Phone number

+31 53 489 4470 (secr.)





Dutch profile



Obesity and emotional eating behaviour. Deployment of ehealth interventions to achieve change in attitude towards behaviour. Emotion regulation (Dialectical Behavior Therapy). Persuasive technology.  
Lecturer at Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Institute for Communication, Media and IT. Background: graduated in Russian linguistics, educated as nutritionist in organic food.

Research projects

Developing a personalised virtual coach for obese emotional eaters. This coach is based on mindfulness, emotion regulation and stress tolerance (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) and provides coaching based on dialectical strategies.

Lisette van Gemert - Vakgroep psychologie, Gezondheid en Technologie, Utwente.
Tatjana van Strien - Behavioural Science Institute and Institute for Gender Studies, Radboud University, Nijmegen; Department of Health Sciences and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University, Amsterdam.
Olga Kulyk - Vakgroep psychologie, Gezondheid en Technologie, Utwente.
Hugo Velthuijsen – Lectoraat New Business & ICT, Hanzehogeschool Groningen.


Lecturer-researcher at Hanzehogeschool University of Applied Sciences, School of Communication, Media & IT, Groningen.

junior researcher “Beeldcommunicatie in de GGZ” at Windesheim (RAAK project)


Dol, A., Kulyk, O.A., Velthuijsen, H., van Gemert-Pijnen, J.E.W.C., van Strien,

T.: Developing a Personalised Virtual Coach ‘Denk je zèlf!’ for Emotional

Eaters through the Design of Emotion-enriched Personas. International Journal

On Advances in Life Sciences. 8 , 3&4 (2016) accepted for publication