dr. M.G. Postel (Marloes)

Assistant Professor

About Me

Dr. M.G. (Marloes) Postel (1977) is Assistant Professor at the department of Psychology, Health and Technology (PGT). She also works as a senior researcher at Tactus Addiction Treatment at the department Research & Development. She graduated on 18 October 2011 at the Radboud University of Nijmegen on the thesis 'Well Connected. Web-based Treatment for Problem Drinkers'. Her expertise is in the area of online interventions and the use of new technologies within mental health care.


  • Assistant Professor at the UT
  • Senior researcher at Tactus Addiction Treatment


Feeding And Eating Disorders
Smoking Cessation
Randomized Controlled Trials
Alcohol Drinking
Withholding Treatment
Cognitive Therapy


Siemer, L., Brusse-keizer, M. G., Postel, M. G., Ben Allouch, S., Patrinopoulos Bougioukas, A., Sanderman, R., & Pieterse, M. E. (2018). Blended Smoking Cessation Treatment: Exploring Measurement, Levels, and Predictors of Adherence. Journal of medical internet research, 20(8), e246. DOI: 10.2196/jmir.9969
van Lier, H. G., Oberhagemann, M., Stroes, J. D., Enewoldsen, N. M., Pieterse, M. E., Schraagen, J. M. C., ... Noordzij, M. L. (2017). Design decisions for a real time, alcohol craving study using physio- and psychological measures. In Persuasive Technology: Development and Implementation of Personalized Technologies to Change Attitudes and Behaviors - 12th International Conference, PERSUASIVE 2017, Proceedings (Vol. 10171 LNCS, pp. 3-15). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 10171 LNCS). Springer Verlag. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-55134-0_1
Other Contributions


  • Postel, M.G., Ter Huurne, E.D., de Haan, H.A., van der Palen, J., de Jong, C.A. (2015). A 9-month follow-up of a 3-month web-based alcohol treatment program using intensive asynchronous therapeutic support. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 41(4), 309-316.
  • Ter Huurne, E.D., de Haan, H.A., Postel, M.G,, van der Palen, J., VanDerNagel, J.E., DeJong, C.A. (2015). Web-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Female Patients With Eating Disorders: Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research; 17 (6), e152.
  • Ter Huurne, E.D., de Haan, H.A., ten Napel-Schutz, M.C., Postel, M.G., Menting, J., van der Palen, J., Vroling, M.S., DeJong, C.A. (2015). Is the Eating Disorder Questionnaire-Online (EDQ-O) a valid diagnostic instrument for the DSM-IV-TR classification of eating disorders? Comprehensive Psychiatry; 57,167-176.
  • VanDerNagel, J.E., Kiewik, M., Postel, M.G., van Dijk, M., Didden, R., Buitelaar, J.K., & de Jong, C.A. (2014). Capture recapture estimation of the prevalence of mild intellectual disability and substance use disorder. Research in Developmental Disabilities. doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2014.01.018
  • Ter Huurne, E. D., Postel, M.G., de Haan, H.A., & Dejong, C.A. (2013). Effectiveness of a web-based treatment program using intensive therapeutic support for female patients with bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and eating disorders not otherwise specified: study protocol of a randomized controlled trial. BMC Psychiatry, 13, 310. doi: 10.1186/1471-244x-13-310.
  • Postel, M.G., Witting, M., & van Gemert-Pijnen, L. (2013). Blended behandeling in de GGZ. Directieve therapie, 33 (3), 210-221.
  • Huurne, E.D. ter, Postel, M.G., & Jong, C.A.J. (2013). Web-Based Intensive Therapeutic Contact for Eating Disorders. Psychiatric Services, 64 (7), 711.
  • Huurne ter, E.D., Postel, M.G., Haan de, H.A., Drossaert, C.H.C., & Jong, C.A.J. (2013). Web-Based Treatment Program Using Intensive Therapeutic Contact for Patients With Eating Disorders: Before-After Study. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 15, e12.
  • Hoof, J.J., Mulder, Joost, Postel, M.G., Pieterse, M.E. & Korte, J. (2012). Dutch adolescent private drinking places: prevalence, alcohol consumption, and other risk behaviors. Alcohol, 46 (7), (pp. 687-693).
  • Korte, J., Pieterse, M.E., Postel, M.G. & Hoof, J.J. (2012). Private peer group settings as an environmental determinant of alcohol use in Dutch adolescents: results from a representative survey in the region of Twente. Health & place, 18(4), (pp. 892-897).
  • Postel, M.G., de Haan, H. A., ter Huurne, E. D., van der Palen, J., Becker, E. S., & de Jong, C. A. J. (2011). Attrition in Web-based Treatment for Problem Drinkers. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 13(4), e117.
  • Postel, M.G., de Haan, H.A., ter Huurne, E.D., Becker, E.S., & de Jong, C.A.J. (2011). Characteristics of problem drinkers in e-therapy versus face-to-face treatment. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 37(6), 537-542.
  • Postel, M.G. & Brenninkmeijer, M. (2010). Hoofdstuk 16. Methodiek online behandeling. In Schalken, F. (Eds). Handboek online hulpverlening. Houten: Bohn Stafleu van Loghum.
  • Postel, M.G., de Haan, H.A., ter Huurne, E.D., Becker, E.S., & de Jong, C.A.J. (2010). Effectiveness of a Web-based Intervention for Problem Drinkers and Reasons for Dropout: Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 12(4), e68.
  • Postel, M.G., de Haan, H.A., & de Jong, C.A.J. (2010). Evaluation of an e-therapy program for problem drinkers: A pilot study. Substance Use and Misuse, 45(12), 2059-2075.
  • Postel, M.G., de Haan, H.A., & de Jong, C.A.J. (2008). E-Therapy for Mental Health Problems: A Systematic Review. Telemedicine and E-Health, 14(7), 707-714.
  • Postel, M.G., de Jong, C.A.J., & de Haan, H.A. (2005). Does e-therapy for problem drinking reach hidden populations? The American Journal of Psychiatry, 162(12), 2393.

UT Research Information System


  • Mental Health (B2 psychology)
  • eMental Health (Master Psychology, Health & Technology)
  • Bachelor en Master Theses Supervision

Affiliated Study Programmes





Research projects

  • The effectiveness of CBM Avoid Alcohol training, as an adjunct to cognitive behavioral treatment (TAU), in reducing alcohol abuse in an outpatient treatment setting;
  • Development and evaluation of a CBM Avoid Alcohol Training app (Breindebaas);
  • Blended care (combining face-fo-face and web-based treatment) for smoking cessation: (cost)effectiveness and patient satisfaction;
  • Development and evaluation of a smoking cessation app (Stopmaatje);
  • Real-time telemonitoring of physiological processes and self-reported craving to reduce relapse rates in alcohol addiction;
  • Evaluation of web-based treatments for patients with addiction (alcohol, eating disorders, smoking).

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Cubicus (building no. 41), room B127A
De Zul 10
7522NJ  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Cubicus  B127A
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands