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Research interests

Obesity and emotional eating behaviour. Deployment of ehealth interventions to achieve change in attitude towards behaviour. Emotion regulation (Dialectical Behavior Therapy). Persuasive technology.  
Lecturer at Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Institute for Communication, Media and IT. 
Background: graduated in Russian linguistics, educated as nutritionist in organic food. 

Developing a personalised virtual coach for obese emotional eaters. This coach is based on mindfulness, emotion regulation and stress tolerance (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) and provides coaching based on dialectical strategies.

Lisette van Gemert - Vakgroep psychologie, Gezondheid en Technologie, Utwente.
Tatjana van Strien - Behavioural Science Institute and Institute for Gender Studies, Radboud University, Nijmegen; Department of Health Sciences and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University, Amsterdam. 
Olga Kulyk - Vakgroep psychologie, Gezondheid en Technologie, Utwente. 
Hugo Velthuijsen – Lectoraat New Business & ICT, Hanzehogeschool Groningen. 

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Research Output

What do emotional eaters really need? qualitative results in a vignette study on coaching strategies

Dol, A., Bode, C., Velthuijsen, H., van Strien, T. & van Gemert, L., 24 Jan 2019, (Unpublished).

Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterAcademic

Beeldbellen in de GGZ: inzichten uit de praktijk en instrumenten voor zorgverleners

Span, M., Dol, A. & Janssen, R., Mar 2018, In : Sociale Psychiatrie. 37, 124, p. 7-15

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

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  • The use of dialectical dialogues in a personalized virtual coach for obese emotional eaters: a research protocol for a field study among target group

    Dol, A., Kulyk, O., Velthuijsen, H., van Gemert-Pijnen, L. & van Strien, T., 19 Mar 2017, p. 101-105.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperOther research output

    Open Access
  • 26 Downloads (Pure)

    Toward a generic personalized virtual coach for self-management: a proposal for an architecture

    Blok, J., Dijkhuis, T. & Dol, A., 2017.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperOther research output

    Open Access
  • 136 Downloads (Pure)


    • 5 Oral presentation
    • 4 Participation in conference
    • 4 Invited talk
    • 2 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

    DataVCoach: data driven personalized virtual coaching

    Aranka Dol (Speaker), Talko Dijkhuis (Speaker), Johan Blok (Speaker)
    23 Mar 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Translating dialectic dialogues into persuasive coaching strategies for personalized virtual coach

    Aranka Dol (Speaker)
    5 Apr 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Beeldcommunicatie in de GGZ

    Aranka Dol (Participant)
    29 Jun 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    9th International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine 2017

    Aranka Dol (Member of programme committee)
    19 Mar 201723 Mar 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    Press / Media

    e-Health is hoeksteen van zorginnovatie

    Aranka Dol


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment