Kelders, dr. S.M. (Saskia)

dr. Saskia KeldersAssistant Professor

Presence: Tue. / Wed. / Thu. / Fri.
Building: Cubicus, room B114
Telephone: 06 510 706 89; + 31 53 489 4470/2398 (secr.)
Fax: +31 53 489 2895

Dutch profile


Saskia Kelders graduated in Human Movement Sciences at the University of Groningen in 2005. She is also a licensed primary school teacher in the Netherlands. In 2007, she started her PhD-project at the University of Twente and in 2012 she received her PhD for her thesis ‘Understanding adherence to web-based interventions’. Her research interests are mainly on eHealth and eMental health, specifically:

  • Positive technology
  • Adherence to e(Mental) Health interventions
  • Employing persuasive technology and game-elements to stimulate usage and increase effectiveness of online interventions
  • Developing online interventions
  • Employing log-data to improve online interventions


  • eHealth (Master Health Psychology)
  • eMental Health (Master Positive Psychology and Technology)
  • Supervising Bachelor and Master theses


  • The development of an online positive psychology intervention with game-elements
  • Systematic review of the influence of persuasive technology on the adherence and effectiveness of web-based interventions
  • Study the added value of a web based interactive care platform (e-Vita) as an integral approach of disease management for patients with diabetes type 2, chronic heart failure or COPD (PhD project Floor Sieverink)