dr. M.L. Noordzij (Matthijs)

Associate Professor

About Me

I research, design and educate on compassionate technologies in mental healthcare (i.e. technology that is sensitive to the suffering of human beings). I have particular expertise in (ambulant) physiological measures related to cognitive and emotional states.




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Brouwer, A. M., van Beurden, M., Nijboer, L., Derikx, L., Binsch, O., Gjaltema, C., & Noordzij, M. (2018). A comparison of different electrodermal variables in response to an acute social stressor. In J. Ham, A. Spagnolli, B. Blankertz, L. Gamberini, & G. Jacucci (Eds.), Symbiotic Interaction: 6th International Workshop, Symbiotic 2017, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, December 18-19, 2017. Revised Selected Papers (pp. 7-17). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 10727 LNCS). Cham: Springer Verlag. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-91593-7_2
Ross, V., Cox, D., Noordzij, M. L., Geryl, K., & Spooren, A. (2018). Developing a Research Protocol to Investigate Stress, Workload, and Driving Apprehension during Driving Lessons in Young Adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Feasibility Study. Poster session presented at The International Society for Autism Research Annual Meeting 2018, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
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
Noordzij, M. L., Dorrestijn, S. M., & van den Berg, I. A. (2017). An idiographic study into the physiology and selfreported mental workload of learning to drive a car. In D. de Waard, A. Toffetti, R. Wiczorek, A. Sonderegger, S. Rottger, P. Bouchner, T. Franke, S. Fairclough, M. Noordzij, ... K. Brookhuis (Eds.), Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Europe Chapter 2016 Annual Conference (pp. -). Prague: HFES Europe Chapter.
Other Contributions

UT Research Information System


  • Advanced Research Methods for Research Methods in Psychology, Health and Technology
  • eMental Health
  • Supervision of Master theses
  • Supervision of Bachelor theses

Affiliated Study Programmes





Research projects

In all below projects I have the role of co-promoter.

  • SENSE-IT: Aiming for the improvement of emotional awareness in patients with severe borderline personality disorder.

    Cooperation with Prof. Bohlmeijer and Prof. Westerhof (university of Twente) and GGNet.

    In his doctoral research Youri Derks focuses on the question how wearablebiosensor technology and mobile coaching can improve psychotherapeutic clinical treatment of mental health patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD).
  • Real-time tele-monitoring of physiological processes and self-reported craving to reduce relapse rates in alcohol addiction.

    Cooperation with Prof. Schraagen, Prof Vollenbroek-Hutten, Dr. Pieterse, Dr. Postel (University of Twente) and Dr. De Haan (Tactus addiction care).

    In her Doctoral Research Hendrika van Lier examines the experience and physiology of people receiving treatment for alcohol addiction. In addition, she tests the validity of the wearable bio-sensors she uses, and provides a comprehensive literature review on viable theoretical frameworks with essential parameters for real-time and real world alcohol craving research.

  • If we know better, do we do better: self efficacy through wearable technologies.

    Cooperation with Prof. Vollenbroek-Hutten (University of Twente), Dr. Tibert Verhagen (Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences) and CBRE.

    Elizabeth Nelson studies how information from wearable technology empowers people in maintaining healthy behavior. In addition, the effects of healthy office interventions is studied longitudinally in her doctoral research. Finally, a new embodiment scale will be developed for wearable technologies.

  • Biofeedback for aggression regulation problems in the forensic ambulatory care

    Cooperation with Prof. Popma (VUmc, De Bascule), Arkin and the Ministery of Security and Justice.

    The question whether real-time biofeedback can be a relevant support factor in aggression regulation treatments for adolescents and young adults is the main topic of the doctoral research of Annemieke ter Harmsel. In a Randomised Controlled Trial she will examine both Treatment as Usual (TAU) as well as TAU with real time biofeedback added to answer the question whether biofeedback can be seen as a relevant adjuvans.

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Cubicus (building no. 41), room B112B
De Zul 10
7522NJ  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Cubicus  B112B
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands