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Nele De Witte
Onderzoeker

Nele De Witte

Zorg en Welzijn - Mens en Welzijn

Nele De Witte (PhD) is onderzoeker bij de onderzoeksgroep Mens en Welzijn, onderzoekslijn Psychologie en technologie. Ze heeft expertise in onder andere wearables en XR. Daarnaast is ze de wetenschappelijk coördinator van LiCalab.

Over Nele

Nele is ge√Įnteresseerd in hoe vooruitgang in technologische toepassingen en inzicht in psychofysiologische processen de preventie en behandeling van psychische problemen bij volwassenen en jongeren kan bevorderen. Ze behaalde haar doctoraat aan de Universiteit van Gent en doet nu praktijkgericht onderzoek in het gebied van digital mental health. Enkele topics waar ze op werkt zijn wearables, AR voor exposure en acceptatie van online hulp.¬†Ze is ook de wetenschappelijk co√∂rdinator voor het living lab LiCalab¬†en de co√∂rdinator van het vak Digital Mental Health in de opleiding toegepaste psychologie.

Publicaties

Artikels in internationaal gereviewde wetenschappelijke tijdschriften

  • Scheveneels, S., De Witte, N., Van Daele, T. (2023). The first steps in facing your fears: The acceptability of virtual reality and in vivo exposure treatment for specific fears. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 95, 102695. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.janxdis.2023.102695
  • Haddouk, L., Milcent, C., Schneider, B., Van Daele, T., & De Witte, N. A. J. (2023).¬†Telepsychology in Europe since COVID-19: how to foster social telepresence? Journal¬†of Clinical Medicine, 12(6), 2147.¬†https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm12062147
  • De Witte, N. A. J., Buelens, F., Debard, G., Bonroy, B., Standaert, W., Tarnogol, F. & Van Daele, T. (2022)¬†¬†Handheld or head-mounted? An experimental comparison of the potential of augmented reality for animal phobia treatment using smartphone and HoloLens 2 .¬†Frontiers in Virtual Reality, 4, 2673-4192.¬†https://doi.org/10.3389/frvir.2022.1066996

  • Vermeylen, S., Honinx, E., Broes, S, & De Witte, N. A. J. (2022). Evaluation of a tactile breath pacer for sleep problems: a mixed method pilot study. Frontiers in Digital Health, 4. https://doi.org/10.3389/fdgth.2022.908159

  • Van Daele, T., Mathiasen, K., Carlbring, P., Bernaerts, S., Brugnera, A., Compare, A., ‚Ķ De Witte, N. A. J. (2022). Online consultations in mental healthcare: Modelling determinants of use and experience based on an international survey study at the onset of the pandemic. Internet Interventions, 30, 100571. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.invent.2022.100571

  • Bernaerts, S., De Witte, N. A. J., Van der Auwera, V., Bonroy, B., Muraru, L., Bamidis, P., Frantzidis, C., Kourtidou-Papadeli, C., Azevedo, N., Garatea, J., Mu√Īoz, I., Almeida, R., Losada, R., Fung, J., Kehayia, E., Lamontagne, A., de Guise, E., Duclos, C., Higgins, J., Nadeau, S., Beaudry, L., & Konstantinidis, E. (2022). Rehabilitation Supported by Technology: Protocol for an International Cocreation and User Experience Study. JMIR Research Protocols, 11(3), e3453. http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/34537

  • B√ľhrmann, L., Van Daele, T., Rinn, A., De Witte, N. A. J., Lehr, D., Aardoom, J. J., Loheide-Niesmann, L., Smit, J., & Riper, H. (2022). The feasibility of using Apple‚Äôs¬†¬†ResearchKit for recruitment and data collection: considerations for mental health research.¬†Frontiers in Digital Health, 4, 978749.¬†https://doi.org/10.3389/fdgth.2022.978749
  • De Witte, N. A. J., Joris, S., Van Assche, E., & Van Daele, T. (2021). Technological and digital interventions for mental health and wellbeing: an overview of systematic reviews.¬†Frontiers in Digital Health, 3,¬†754337.¬†https://doi.org/10.3389/fdgth.2021.754337
  • De Witte, N. A. J., Broeckx, L., Vermeylen, S., Van Der Auwera, V., & Van Daele, T. (2021). Human Factors in Living Lab Research.¬†Technology Innovation Management Review, 11 (9/10),¬†21-29.¬†https://doi.org/10.22215/timreview/1462
  • De Witte, N. A. J., Adriaensen, I., Broeckx, L., Van Der Auwera, V., & Van Daele T. (2021). Cross-cultural differences in user-centred research: an international living lab survey.¬†Health Informatics Journal.¬†https://doi.org/10.1177/14604582211038268
  • De Witte, N. A., Carlbring, P., Etzelmueller, A., Nordgreen, T., Karekla, M., Haddouk, L., Belmont, A., √ėverland, S., Abi-Habib, R., Bernaerts, S., Brugnera, A., Compare, A., Duque, A., Ebert, D. D., Eimontas, J., Kassianos, A. P., Salgado, J., Schwerdtfeger, A., Tohme, P., Van Assche,¬† E., & Van Daele, T. (2021). Online Consultations in Mental Healthcare During the Covid-19 Outbreak: An International Survey Study on Uptake¬†and Experiences.¬†Internet Interventions, 25,¬†100405.¬†https://doi.org/10.1016/j.invent.2021.100405
  • Bolinski, F., Etzelm√ľller, A., De Witte, N. A. J., van Beurden, C., Debard, G., Bonroy, B., Cuijpers, P., Riper, H., & Kleiboer, A. (2021). Physiological and Self-reported Arousal in Virtual Reality Versus Face-to-face Emotional Activation and Cognitive Restructuring in University Students: a Crossover Experimental Study Using Wearable Monitoring.¬†Behaviour Research and Therapy.¬†https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2021.103877
  • Tohme, P., De Witte, N. A. J., Van Daele, T., & Abi-Habib, R. (2021). Telepsychotherapy¬†during the COVID-19 pandemic: The experience of Lebanese mental health professionals.¬†Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy.¬†https://doi.org/10.1007/s10879-021-09503-w
  • Van Daele, T., Best, P., Bernaerts, S., Van Asche, E., & De Witte, N. A. J. (2021). Dropping the E: the potential for integrating e-mental health in psychotherapy.¬†Current Opinion in Psychology, 41,¬†46-50.¬†https://doi.org/10.1016/j.copsyc.2021.02.007
  • Debard, G., De Witte, N., Sels, R., Mertens, M., Van Daele, T., & Bonroy, B. (2020). Making wearable technology available in mental healthcare through an online platform with stress detection algorithms: the Carewear project.¬†Journal of Sensors, 2020, 8846077.¬†https://doi.org/10.1155/2020/8846077
  • De Witte, N. A. J., Scheveneels, S., Sels, R., Debard, G., Hermans, D., & Van Daele, T. (2020).¬†Augmenting exposure therapy: mobile augmented reality for specific phobia.¬† Frontiers in Virtual Reality, 1,¬†8.¬†https://doi.org/10.3389/frvir.2020.00008¬†
  • Van Daele, T., Karekla, M., Kassianos, A. P., Compare, A., Haddouk, L., Salgado, J., Ebert, D. D., ¬†Trebbi, G. (on behalf of the EFPA Project Group on eHealth), Bernaerts, S., Van Assche, E., & De Witte, N. A. J. (2020). Recommendations for policy and practice of telepsychotherapy and e-mental health in Europe and beyond. Journal of¬†Psychotherapy integration, 30(2), 160-173.¬†https://doi.org/10.1037/int0000218
  • De Witte, N. A. J., Buyck, I., & Van Daele, T. (2019). Combining biofeedback with stress management interventions: a systematic review of physiological and psychological effects.¬†Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback,¬†44, 71-82. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10484-018-09427-7
  • De Witte N.A.J., S√ľtterlin, S., Braet, C., Mueller, S.C. (2017). Psychophysiological correlates of emotion regulation training in adolescent anxiety: Evidence from the novel PIER task.¬†Journal of Affective Disorders, 214,¬†89‚Äď96.¬†https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2017.03.012
  • De Witte, N. A. J., S√ľtterlin, S., Braet, C., & Mueller, S. C. (2016). Getting to the Heart of Emotion Regulation in Youth: the Role of Interoceptive Sensitivity, Heart Rate Variability, and Parental Psychopathology.¬†PLoS ONE 11: e0164615.¬†https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0164615
  • De Witte, N. A. J., & Mueller, S. C. (2016). White matter integrity in brain networks relevant to anxiety and depression: evidence from the Human Connectome Project dataset.¬†Brain Imaging and¬†Behavior.¬†https://doi.org/10.1007/s11682-016-9642-2
  • De Witte, N. A. J., Crunelle, C. L., Sabbe, B., Moggi, F., & Dom, G. (2013). Treatment for outpatients with comorbid schizophrenia and substance use disorders: a review.¬†European Addiction Research, 20, 105‚Äď114.¬†https://doi.org/10.1159/000355267
  • De Witte, N. A. J., Crunelle, C. L., Joos, L., De Venter, M., De Wilde, B., & Dom, G. (2012). Research on addictive disorders within the Collaborative Antwerp Psychiatric Research Institute: an overview.¬†Acta Psychiatrica Belgica, 112, 30-33 .
  • Hermans, M. H. M., De Witte, N., & Dom, G. (2012). The state of psychiatry in Belgium.¬†International Review of Psychiatry, 24(4),¬†286-294.
  • Joos, L., Goudriaan, A. E., Schmaal, L., De Witte, N. A. J., Van den Brink, W., Sabbe, B. G. C., & Dom, G. (2012). The relationship between impulsivity and craving in alcohol dependent patients.¬†Psychopharmacology.¬†https://doi.org/10.1007/s00213-012-2905-8

Artikels in andere wetenschappelijke tijdschriften

  • De Witte, N. A. J., Bonroy, B., Debard, G., Sels, R., Mertens, M., & Van Daele, T. (2018). Carewear: ¬†wearables in de geestelijke gezondheidszorg [Carewear: wearables in mental healthcare].¬† ePsychologos,¬†33(4).
  • De Witte, N. A. J. & Van Daele, T. (2017). Techneut of technofoob? Attitudes rond technologiegebruik in kaart brengen bij cli√ęnt en professional [Techy or technophobe? Mapping attitudes concerning technology use for client and professional].¬†Psyche, 29(3), 16- 18.¬†
  • De Witte, N. (2016). Ik ben niet bang in het donker, want ik heb mijn nachtlampje altijd aan!¬†Tijdschrift voor orthopedagogiek, kinderpsychiatrie en kinderpsychologie, 41(1), 42-43

Rapporten en hoofdstukken

  • De Witte, N. A. J., Van Daele, T., Tarnogol, F., & Scheveneels, S. (2023).¬†Terapia de exposici√≥n mediante realidad aumentada: implementaci√≥n en un tratamiento combinado de fobia espec√≠fica. In Marti-Noguera, J. J. & Soto-P√©rez, F. (Eds.). Casos cl√≠nicos en telesalud mental (pp. 129-140). Elsevier.

  • Van Daele, T., De Witte, N., Belmont, A., Schneider, B., & Haddouk, L. (2022). Une enqu√™te europ√©ene de l‚ÄôEFPA sur les pratiques en ligne des psychologues. In Haddouk, L. & Schneider, B. (Eds.). T√©l√©psychologie. √Čtat des lieux et enjeux (pp 195-210). √Čr√®s √Čditions & Formations.
  • Schneider, B., Haddouk, L., De Witte, N., & Van Daele, T. (2022). Recommandations en Europe et en France, des propositions. In Haddouk, L. & Schneider, B. (Eds.). T√©l√©psychologie. √Čtat des lieux et enjeux (pp 281-295). √Čr√®s √Čditions & Formations.
  • De Witte, N., Joris, S., Van Assche, E., & Van Daele, T. (2021).¬†Technologische en digitale¬†toepassingen in zorg & welzijn: een richtingwijzer.¬†Steunpunt Welzijn, Volksgezondheid en Gezin.
  • De Witte, N. A. J. & Van Daele, T. (2017).¬†¬†Vlaamse UTAUT-vragenlijsten [Flemish UTAUT-questionnaires].¬†Antwerp: Applied Psychology, Thomas More University of Applied Sciences.¬†
  • De Venter, M., De Witte N., Sercu S., Sabbe, B., Dom G. (2012).¬†Audit van de units ‚ÄėIntensieve behandeling voor pati√ęnten met een dubbele diagnose‚Äô,¬†Rapport uitgevoerd voor FOD volksgezondheid. Antwerpen: Collaborative Antwerp Psychiatric Research Institute ‚Äď Universiteit Antwerpen