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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 2010 2019

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Dol, A., Bode, C., Velthuijsen, H., van Strien, T. & van Gemert, L., 24 Jan 2019, (Unpublished).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

Open Access
Open Access
behavior therapy

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
target group

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
Rapid prototyping
Mobile devices

Activities 2012 2018

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

Translating dialectic dialogues into persuasive coaching strategies for personalized virtual coach

Aranka Dol (Speaker)
5 Apr 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

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

Beeldcommunicatie in de GGZ

Aranka Dol (Participant)
29 Jun 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation 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

Press / Media

e-Health is hoeksteen van zorginnovatie

Aranka Dol


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment