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J. Austin MSc (Judith)

Assistant Professor

Expertise

Social Sciences
Cancer
Self-Criticism
Well-Being
Medicine & Life Sciences
Emotions
Health
Mental Health
Mindfulness
Technology

Research

Judith Austin is a researcher working at the intersection of health psychology, positive psychology and eHealth & design. She is in the final stage of pursuing her PhD at the department of Psychology, Health & Technology. In her doctoral research, Austin co-designs and evaluates a mobile self-compassion intervention for people with newly diagnosed cancer. This Compassionate Mind Training application is fully tailored to people with cancer and mobile technology. Using mixed methods, Austin is evaluating the acceptability, psychosocial impact and implementation strategies of the application. Her overall research interests include: 1) the conceptualization, application and measurement of (self-)compassion and self-criticism: 2) resilience processes in the adaptation to cancer and chronic illness: 3) the roles of technology and co-design methods in designing and distributing interventions that are rooted in both theory and practice, as well as evolving compassionate technology. Methodwise, she employs mixed methods (qualitative and quantitative) and in-the-moment assessments such as experience sampling. She is involved in thesis supervision and guest lectures, and is published in various international peer-reviewed journals.

Publications

Recent
Kloos, N. , Austin, J. , Drossaert, S. , Kraiss, J., Watkins, P. , Schotanus-Dijkstra, M. , & Bohlmeijer, E. (2021). Development of a gratitude app to support people struggling with the COVID-19 crisis (+ Demonstration). Abstract from 10th Annual Conference of the Association for Researchers in Psychology and Health (ARPH) 2021.
Austin, J. , Drossaert, S. C. H. C., Schroevers, M. J. , Sanderman, R., Kirby, J. N. , & Bohlmeijer, E. T. (2020). Compassion-Based Interventions for People with Long-Term Physical Conditions: a Mixed Methods Systematic Review. Abstract from 9th Annual Conference of the Association for Researchers in Psychology and health (ARPH) 2020, Egmond aan Zee, Netherlands.
Austin, J. , Drossaert, S. , van Dijk, J., Mirkovic, J., Børøsund, E. , Sanderman, R., Schroevers, M. J. , & Bohlmeijer, E. T. (2020). The co-creative development process of an integrated mHealth self-compassion intervention for people with newly diagnosed cancer. Abstract from 9th Annual Conference of the Association for Researchers in Psychology and health (ARPH) 2020, Egmond aan Zee, Netherlands.

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Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Cubicus (building no. 41), room B108
De Zul 10
7522NJ  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Cubicus  B108
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands