Biography & publications



2020 – present: visiting scholar at Queen’s University Belfast 
2015 – present: research fellow at KU Leuven
2014 – present: freelancer at The Human Link
2013 – present: head of the Expertise Unit Psychology, Technology & Society at Thomas More University of Applied Sciences
2009 – 2013: researcher at Policy Research Centre Welfare Health and Family


KU Leuven
2009 – 2013: PhD, Psychology
2004 – 2009: MA, Psychology, Qualified Teacher in Psychology

Professional services

2013 – present: committee member of the Registration commission for psychologists in Belgium
2012 – present: reviewer for several scientific journals
2017 – 2019: convenor of the EFPA Project Group on eHealth
2011 – 2016: board member and head of communications of vzw VVKP

Memberships & current pastime

– registered psychologist: admission number 861111110
– member of the Belgian Federation of Psychologists
– member of the Flemish Association of Clinical Psychologists
– member of the European Society for Research on Internet Interventions
– occasional book and app reviewer

A more detailed bio can be found on LinkedIn or you can read my academic CV.


You may find an overview of my publications below. All postprint articles which I’m allowed to share can be downloaded here, as I’m an avid supporter of open access. If you would like to read one of the articles that is not (yet) available, do not hesitate to contact me.

Peer-reviewed articles

Debard, G., De Witte, N., Sels, R., Mertens, M., Van Daele, T., & Bonroy, B. (in press). Making wearable technology available in mental healthcare through an online platform with stress detection algorithms: the Carewear project. Journal of Sensors.

Best, P., McKenna, A., Quinn, P., Duffy, M., & Van Daele, T. (in press). Can Virtual Reality ever be implemented in routine clinical settings? A systematic narrative review of clinical procedures contained within case reports for the treatment of PTSD. Frontiers in Virtual Reality.

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.

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.

Gaebel, W., Lukies, R., Kerst, A., Stricker, J., Zielasek, J., Diekmann, S., Trost, N., Gouzoulis, E., Bonroy, B., Cullen, K., Desie, K., Mulliez, A. E., Gerlinger, G. Günther, K., Hiemstra, H. J., McDaid, S., Murphy, C., Sander, J., Sebbane, D., Roeland, J., Thorpe, L., Topolska, D.,  Van Assche, E., Van Daele, T., Van den Broeck, L., Versluis, C., Vlijter, O. (2020). Upscaling e-mental health in Europe: a six-country analysis and policy recommendations from the eMEN Project. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience.

Scheveneels, S., Boddez, Y., Van Daele, T., & Hermans, D. (2019). Virtually unexpected: No role of expectancy violation in virtual reality exposure for public speaking anxiety. Frontiers in Psychology-Psychopathology. 10, 2849. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02849

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. doi: 10.1007/s10484-018-09427-7

Karekla, M., Kasinopoulos, O., Neto, D., Ebert, D. D., Van Daele, T., Nordgreen, T., Höfer, S., Oeverland, S., & Jensen, K. L. (2019). Best Practices and Recommendations for Digital Interventions to Improve Engagement and Adherence in Chronic Illness Sufferers. European Psychologist, 24(1), 49-67. doi:10.1027/1016-9040/a000349

Ebert, D. D., Van Daele, T., Nordgreen, T. Karekla, M., Compare, T. A., Zarbo, C., … (on behalf of the EFPA E-Health Taskforce) & Baumeister, H. (2018). Internet and mobile-based psychological interventions: applications, efficacy and potential for improving mental health. A report of the EFPA e-health taskforce. European Psychologist, 23(2), 167-187. doi:10.1027/1016-9040/a000318

Van Daele, T., Frijns, C., & Lievens, J. (2017). How do students and lecturers experience the interactive use of handheld technology in large enrolment courses? British Journal of Educational Technology, 48(6), 1318-1329. doi:10.1111/bjet.12500

Viaene, A. S., Van Daele, T., Bleys, D., Faust, K., Massa, G. G. (2017). Fear of hypoglycemia, parenting stress, and metabolic control for children with type 1 diabetes and their parents. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 24(1), 74-81. doi:10.1007/s10880-017-9489-8

Meulders, A., Van Daele, T., Volders, S., & Vlaeyen, Y. (2016). The impact of safety behavior on exposure-based reduction of fear and anxiety: a meta-analytic review. Clinical Psychology Review, 45, 144-156. doi:10.1016/j.cpr.2016.02.002

Van Daele, T., Vansteenwegen, D., Hermans, D., Van den Bergh, O., Van Audenhove, C. (2015). Home nurses and patient depression. Attitudes, competences and the effects of a minimal intervention. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 76, 125-136. doi: 10.1111/jan.12476

Van Daele, T., Griffith, J. W., Van den Bergh, O., Hermans, D. (2014). Overgeneral autobiographical memory predicts changes in depression in a community sample. Cognition & Emotion, 28, 1303-1312. doi: 10.1080/02699931.2013.879052

Van Daele, T., Van Audenhove, C., Vansteenwegen, D., Hermans, D., & Van den Bergh, O. (2013). Effectiveness of a six session stress reduction program for groups. Mental Health and Prevention, 1, 19-25. doi: 10.1016/j.mhp.2013.10.001

Van Daele, T., Van Audenhove, C., Hermans, D., Van den Bergh, O., & Van den Broucke, S. (2014). Empowerment implementation: Enhancing fidelity and adaptation in a psychoeducational intervention. Health Promotion International, 29, 212-22. doi: 10.1093/heapro/das070

Van Daele, T., Van den Bergh, O., Van Audenhove, C., Raes, F., & Hermans, D. (2013). Reduced memory specificity predicts the acquisition of problem solving skills in psychoeducation. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 44, 135-140. doi: 10.1016/j.jbtep.2011.12.005

Van Daele, T., Hermans, D., Van Audenhove, C., & Van den Bergh, O. (2012). Stress reduction through psychoeducation: a meta-analytic review. Health Education & Behavior, 39, 474-485. doi: 10.1177/1090198111419202


Van Daele, T., Van den Bergh, O. (sup.), Hermans, D. (cosup.), Van Audenhove, C. (cosup.) (2013). A psychoeducational approach to stress management. An implementation and effectiveness study. (Doctoral thesis, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium).