What we do

Risk communication and risk awareness

The University of Twente is cooperating with the National Institute for Public Health and Environment (RIVM) in particular in the area of e-health. The department of Psychology, Health and Technology explores, together with RIVM, how social media can be used to increase risk awareness and to encourage behavioral change. They do so by tailor-made and personalized communication for diverse target groups, e.g. in relation to:

  • reproductive health;
  • resistance to antibiotics
  • infectious diseases;
  • the use of nano-particles or nano-technology;
  • Crisis communication.