R. Cruz Martinez (Roberto)

Information Specialist Faculty BMS | UT Specialist Open Access

About Me

Hello! I work as an information specialist for the faculty of BMS, and also as specialist Open Access UT-wide. Below I describe my roles in more detail:

Information specialist

Together with my colleague Marit van Eck, we are contact points for questions or support needs regarding scientific information. For example, we can help with:

  • Systematic literature reviews
  • Writing of scientific articles
  • Publishing Open Access
  • Accessing and evaluating (scientific) information

Open access

I work with Nicole Loorbach in the various projects and tasks needed to realize the university's goal of reaching 100% open access. If you wish to know more about how we strive to do this, please visit www.utwente.nl/openaccess. Of course, don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions (open-access@utwente.nl).


Professionally, I have a background in psychology with two specialisations. One in the area of sports and exercise psychology (mental performance) and another in the multidisciplinary area of eHealth (supporting health and wellbeing through technology). I am currently still finishing my PhD dissertation, which is about supporting self-care of chronic diseases via eHealth technologies.

Personally, I have an overarching interest in how individuals can learn to self-regulate their own behaviour. I believe self-management is the best medicine and that skills such as goal-setting are a fine art that can guide and regulate our pursuit of success, happiness, and self-realization.


For my PhD I was granted a scholarship from the Mexican National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT, in Spanish) to carry out my research at the University of Twente, from 2017 to 2021. The research topic is about eHealth technologies aiming to support the self-management behaviours of patients with chronic diseases. My promotors are prof. dr. Lisette van Gemert-Pijnen and prof. dr. Robbert Sanderman. Our approach is focused on learning from the existing body of knowledge (frameworks, models, and theories) to facilitate the development and implementation of effective eHealth interventions across different populations and cultural contexts.


Sieverink, F. , Wesselink, R. , Cruz Martinez, R. , & van Gemert-Pijnen, J. E. W. C. (2018). Use of Log Data to Evaluate a Heart Failure Telemonitoring and Persuasive Coaching Technology. Poster session presented at 13th International Conference on Persuasive Technology, PERSUASIVE 2018, Waterloo, Canada.
Cruz Martinez, R. , Sieverink, F. , Wesselink, R. , & van Gemert-Pijnen, L. (2018). Towards Data-Driven Persuasive Coaching in a Heart Failure Telemonitoring Technology. In F. Sieverink, R. Klaassen, R. van Delden, J. Wenzel, L. van Gemert-Pijnen, D. Heylen, & H. Oinas-Kukkonen (Eds.), Proceedings of the Sixth International Workshop on Behavior Change Support Systems: Co-located with the 13th International Conference on Persuasive Technology (PERSUASIVE 2018) (pp. 60-75). (CEUR Workshop Proceedings; Vol. 2102). CEUR. http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2102/
Pieterse, M. , Kip, H. , & Cruz-Martinez, R. R. (2018). The complexity of eHealth Implementation: A theoretical and practical perspective. In L. van Gemert-Pijnen, S. M. Kelders, H. Kip, & R. Sanderman (Eds.), eHealth Research, Theory and Development: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach (pp. 247-270). Routledge. https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781315385891/chapters/10.4324%2F9781315385907-12

UT Research Information System


Please contact me if you wish to know more about my educational activities, or if you have any questions or educational needs related to the topic of 'information literacy'.

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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.

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Library, ICT-Services & Archive
Cubicus (building no. 41), room C135
De Zul 10
7522NJ  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Library, ICT-Services & Archive
Cubicus  C135
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands