Professor eMental-Health at the Department of Clinical Psychology, VU University
Heleen Riper is Senior Professor of eMental-Health at the Leuphana University, Luneburg (Germany); Honorable Professor of eMental-Health research at the University of Southern Denmark and Associated Professor at the VU University Amsterdam at the Department of Clinical Psychology and GGZinGeest (The Netherlands). Her national and European research is focused on the development, (cost)-effectiveness and implementation of innovative new media interventions for common mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety and problem drinking. This is expressed in over 40 large national and European research projects and over 60 national and international (co) authored publications on eMental-health in peer reviewed journals. She is an invited speaker on these topics on (inter)national scientific and professional conferences. She is a board member of the International Society (ISRII) for Research on Internet Interventions, founder and chair of the Dutch ISRII (NSRII) and recently co-founded the European Society for Research on Internet Interventions (ESRII). In 2012 Heleen Riper supervised 13 PhD students (the Netherlands and Germany).
Heleen Riper has worked for a decade at the Trimbos Institute (2000 – 2010) as Director of the Progam of Early Intervention and the Innovation Centre of Mental-Health and Technology. She also chaired the Centre of Prevention. Before this period she has worked at the University of Amsterdam and the University of Limerick (Republic of Ireland).