prof.dr. J.E.W.C. van Gemert - Pijnen (Lisette)

Full Professor

About Me

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: http://www.cewr.nl and for additional information about products, projects http://www.utwente.nl/igs/ehealth/research/persuasive-health-technology/ and positions and publications or reports, click here.


Delivery Of Health Care
Biomedical Technology


Kip, H., & van Gemert-Pijnen, J. E. W. C. (2018). Holistic Development of eHealth Technology. In L. van Gemert-Pijnen, S. M. Kelders, H. Kip, & R. Sanderman (Eds.), eHealth Research, Theory and Development : A Multi-Disciplinary Approach (pp. 131-166). London: Routledge.
van Gemert-Pijnen, J. E. W. C., Kip, H., Kelders, S. M., & Sanderman, R. (2018). Introducing eHealth. In L. van Gemert-Pijnen, S. M. Kelders, H. Kip, & R. Sanderman (Eds.), eHealth Research, Theory and Development : A Multi-Disciplinary Approach (pp. 3-26). London: Routledge.
Lentferink, A., Polstra, L., de Groot, M., Oldenhuis, H., Velthuijsen, H., & van Gemert-Pijnen, L. (2018). The Values of Self-tracking and Persuasive eCoaching According to Employees and Human Resource Advisors for a Workplace Stress Management Application: A Qualitative Study. In J. Ham, E. Karapanos, P. P. Morita, & C. M. Burns (Eds.), Persuasive Technology : 13th International Conference, PERSUASIVE 2018, Proceedings (Vol. 10809 LNCS, pp. 160-171). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 10809 LNCS). Springer Verlag. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-78978-1_13
Loohuis, A. M. M., Wessels, N. J., Jellema, P., Vermeulen, K. M., Slieker-ten Hove, M. C., van Gemert-Pijnen, J. E. W. C., ... Blanker, M. H. (2018). The impact of a mobile application-based treatment for urinary incontinence in adult women: Design of a mixed-methods randomized controlled trial in a primary care setting. Neurourology and Urodynamics. DOI: 10.1002/nau.23507

UT Research Information System


  • 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

For an overview see, http://www.utwente.nl/igs/ehealth/research/persuasive-health-technology/

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 Projects

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Cubicus (building no. 41), room B 126a
De Zul 10
7522NJ  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Cubicus  B 126a
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands