Lisette J.E.W.C. van Gemert-Pijnen


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Research interests

The research and tuition conducted by Lisette van Gemert focuses on the design, implementation and evaluation of technology in the healthcare sector with the aim of improving the overall quality of health and safety. The research in particular is oriented towards human-centered and value-driven technology and includes three subthemes: user centered development, persuasive technology design, and business modelling (implementation).

Research is part of the Persuasive Health Technology lab, Research center of the Center for eHealth &Wellbeing Research at the University of Twente.

The work is carried out in close collaboration with the University of Toronto, Canada

(Prof dr. G. Eysenbach), University of Oulu Finland (Prof dr H. Oinas Kukkonen) and the University of Waterloo in Canada (adjunct Professor Van Gemert-Pijnen), and with UMCG (The Netherlands). Students can conduct research at these universities.


  • Prof dr. Persuasive Health Technology
  • Head of the Centre for eHealth & Wellbeing Research
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Waterloo
  • Senior Researcher UMCG (Medical Microbiology dept; Health Science dept)

For more details about the Lab Persuasive Health Technology (in 90 sec) at the Center for eHealth go to: and for additional information about products, projects  and positions and publications or reports, click here.


  • Bachelor, Masters eHealth Psychology, Health&Technology
  • eHealth and Quality of Care (Health Science, MB)
  • Bach/Master Thesis eHealth (international)

Students interested in research relating to one of the three subthemes are advised to contact Dr. J. Van Gemert-Pijnen directly. MSc/BSc assignments are especially welcome when focused on persuasive technology (experimental research into the effects of persuasive communication); co-creation - that is to say participatory development through usability methods and social media (online communities, twitter, weblogs, etc) and business modelling; the process for creating human-centered and value-driven technology.


Current research projects

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Research that is currently underway focuses on technological innovations in healthcare. The premise is that technology must make a qualitative and cost-effective contribution to health and safety. This means that during the research (and through the courses) we set out to address the following question: Which forms of technology are acceptable, appropriate, enjoyable, and affordable for stakeholders and end-user groups in order to support specific elements of a work process or healthcare process? The research focuses on developing generic knowledge whereby we examine specific technological applications in the form of case studies. Throughout the research special attention is paid to methods for participation of stakeholders in the development and implementation process.

We also examine the type of quality criteria demanded by the end-users of the eHealth technologies and identify which of these demands plays a role in whether or not the technologies are eventually accepted. During implementation, we examine how goals are actually achieved in practice.

Finished research projects

Persuasieve gezondheidstechnologie, synergie door verbindingen (Dutch)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

External positions

senior researcher, University of Groningen


Adj Professor , University of Waterloo

2013 → …

Artificial Intelligence Expert

  • Health and Well-being


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