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 B 127a
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 127a
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands