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Michelle Van Velthoven

Sir David Cooksey Fellowship in Healthcare Translation

Michelle is an inaugural Sir David Cooksey Fellow in Healthcare Translation from October 2017.

Her research interests are around: 1) regulation and standards for the safety and quality of digital health, for example, a framework for assessing the clinical safety risks of health apps; 2) the (cost)-effectiveness of digitally-delivered interventions, for example, a review of Internet-based interventions for secondary prevention of coronary heart disease; 3) (pre-)adoption and abandonment of digital health in different settings, for example, a case study on the digital health ecosystem in Switzerland.

Michelle is an associate and social media editor for the SAGE journal DIGITAL HEALTH, honorary research fellow at Imperial College London. In her role as an external researcher at the IMD business school, she researches adoption of digital health in different countries. Also, she is on the advisory board of the app SPACE, which aims to help people use their smartphone in a healthy and productive way.

Michelle obtained her PhD in mobile health from Imperial College London, and her MSc in Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and BSc in Biomedical Sciences from Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands.