dr. S.M. Kelders (Saskia)

Associate Professor

About Me

Dr. Saskia M. Kelders is Associate Professor at the Department of Psychology, Health and Technology at the University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands and extraordinary professor at Optentia Research Focus Area, North-West University, Vaal Triangle Campus. Her research interests are positive psychology, persuasive technology and digital interventions. She's now working on her VENI project on using individual engagement to personalize eHealth interventions. Methods used are, for example, analysis of log data, experimental studies and randomized controlled trials. Examples of interventions Saskia works on are web-based gamified interventions and mobile apps to increase wellbeing.


Medicine & Life Sciences
Delivery Of Health Care
Internet-Based Intervention
Mental Health
Systematic Reviews
Engineering & Materials Science



UT Research Information System


  • eHealth (Master Health Psychology)
  • eMental Health (Master Positive Psychology and Technology)
  • Supervising Bachelor and Master theses

Courses Academic Year  2023/2024

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  2022/2023


Current research projects

  • The development of an online positive psychology intervention with game-elements
  • Systematic review of the influence of persuasive technology on the adherence and effectiveness of web-based interventions
  • Study the added value of a web based interactive care platform (e-Vita) as an integral approach of disease management for patients with diabetes type 2, chronic heart failure or COPD (PhD project Floor Sieverink)

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Cubicus (building no. 41), room B114
De Zul 10
7522NJ  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Cubicus  B114
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands