Prof. Ernst Bohlmeijer
Professor in Mental Health Promotion, University of Twente
Ernst Bohlmeijer graduated in 2007 on the effects of life-review on depression in older adults. Since 2007 he worked as an associate professor and since 2011 as full professor at the department of Psychology, Health & Technology at the Faculty of Behavioural Sciences at Twente University. His research focuses on public mental health: the development and evaluation of interventions aiming to promote well-being and reduce distress in the general population and people with chronic diseases. These, partly eHealth and mHealth, interventions are primarily based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Positive Psychology and Compassion. In the last years he was principal investigator and supervisor of over 12 randomized controlled trials and co-authored many meta-analyses in the aforementioned fields. Since 2010 Ernst Bohlmeijer (co-) published over 150 peer reviewed papers and three scientific books. He is editor of the Dutch Handbook of Positive Psychology.