Leonie Westerbeek, MSc (board)

  • Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences: Persuasive Communication
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
    1018 WV Amsterdam
  • l.westerbeek@uva.nl

Naam: Leonie Westerbeek
PhD: Expected in 2024, University of Amsterdam
Promotor: Prof. dr. Julia van Weert
Co-promotor(s): Dr. Gert-Jan de Bruijn
MSc: 2019, Communication Science (Research), University of Amsterdam (cum laude)
Research: My PhD project focusses on diminishing fall risk among elderly and improving shared decision making related to this topic. This is done by developing a clinical decision support system (CDSS) for general practitioners (GP’s) and a patient portal for patients. The CDSS will be designed and developed in cooperation with GP’s, with the goal of providing information regarding a patient’s fall risk and which combination of medications is related to this risk. Patients will be informed about their fall risk through their own personal portal. During the project, both the CDSS and the patient portal will be designed, developed, tested and evaluated with the goal of contributing to diminishing the fall risk among elderly.
Specialties: Health communication, eHealth, mHealth, tailoring, health persuasion technologies