Michelle Van Velthoven
PhD, MSc, BSc
Postdoctoral researcher in digital health
- Honorary research fellow, Imperial College London
- Associate editor, DIGITAL HEALTH (SAGE journal)
I am a health services researcher in the digital health group and work with Professor John Powell. My research interests are mobile health, health technology assessment (HTA), primary care, and global health. Currently I am working on projects that explore online patient ratings and experiences to improve health services and an online intervention to reduce anxiety. Also I am researching whether and how health apps can be assessed and appraised.
Furthermore, I am collaborating with researchers at the Capital Institute of Pediatrics in Beijing, China. We are working on using mobile health to improve nutrition and vaccination coverage of young children in China.
My background is an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences and MSc in Health Technology Assessment, both from Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands. I received my PhD from Imperial College London in 2014, which explored the application of mHealth-based collection of information relevant to childhood diarrhoea and pneumonia in rural China.