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.




Medicine & Life Sciences
Biofeedback (Psychology)
Forensic Psychiatry
Wearable Electronic Devices


de Looff, P., Duursma, R. , Noordzij, M., Taylor, S., Jaques, N., Scheepers, F., de Schepper, K., & Koldijk, S. (2022). Wearables: An R Package With Accompanying Shiny Application for Signal Analysis of a Wearable Device Targeted at Clinicians and Researchers. Frontiers in behavioral neuroscience, 16, [856544]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnbeh.2022.856544
van Doorn, M., Nijhuis, L. A., Monsanto, A., van Amelsvoort, T., Popma, A., Jaspers, M. W. M. , Noordzij, M. L., Öry, F. G., Alvarez-Jimenez, M., & Nieman, D. H. (2022). Usability, Feasibility, and Effect of a Biocueing Intervention in Addition to a Moderated Digital Social Therapy-Platform in Young People With Emerging Mental Health Problems: A Mixed-Method Approach. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 13, [871813]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2022.871813
Harmsel, A. T., Pol, T. V. D., Swinkels, L., Goudriaan, A. E., Popma, A. , & Noordzij, M. L. (2021). Development of a Wearable Biocueing App (Sense-IT) Among Forensic Psychiatric Outpatients With Aggressive Behavior: Design and Evaluation Study. JMIR Formative Research, 5(11), [e29267]. https://doi.org/10.2196/29267
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  • Advanced Research Methods for Research Methods in Psychology, Health and Technology
  • Compassionate Technology
  • Supervision of Master theses
  • Supervision of Bachelor theses

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Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

Courses in the current academic year are added at the moment they are finalised in the Osiris system. Therefore it is possible that the list is not yet complete for the whole academic year.

Courses Academic Year  2021/2022


Below you will find the current projects I'm involved in which concern the question how technology can play a beneficial role in mental healthcare. Can compassion be expressed or supported with technology? I have a particular focus on wearable technology which sense phsyiological changes in the human body. Can we use this technology to enhance therapy by making people more aware of their body and changes in the body in everyday life? Do we find evidence for sustained physiological changes because of psychological therapy?

Current Projects

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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

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