For best experience please turn on javascript and use a modern browser!
You are using a browser that is no longer supported by Microsoft. Please upgrade your browser. The site may not present itself correctly if you continue browsing.

S. (Špela) Dolinšek

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
College Communicatiewetenschap

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
Postal address
  • Postbus 15791
    1001 NG Amsterdam
Social media
  • Profile

    My PhD project focuses on health communication in crises (such as the recent pandemic), the impact of threatening health messages on our mental well-being and the social life of health messages.Our aim is to build interventions that amplify health communication by counteracting negative effects on mental well-being. I’m also working on an interdisciplinary RPA project investigating language adaptation of conversational systems to the age of a speaker. Prior to starting my PhD journey, I worked as a junior lecturer teaching several courses at the Communication Science department and was awarded with the award for the Most Creative Lecturer on Zoom in 2021.

    Keywords

    • Persuasive communication  
    • Health communication
    • Covid-19
    • Compliance
    • Mental well-being 

    Research grants & honours

    Most Creative Lecturer on Zoom in 2021

    Teaching & Supervision

    IRM (Introduction to Research Methodology)

    Persuasive Communication

    Master thesis supervision

  • Research

    PhD project investigating harmful health communication, the impact of threatening health messages on our mental well-being and the social life of health messages on social media.
    Involved in RPA project investigating adaptation of language used by conversatonal systems to the age of the speaker.

    • Experimental design
    • Literature review
    • Interviews
  • Publications

    2023

    • Dolinšek, S., Meppelink, C. S., Giani, S., van Weert, J. C. M., van den Putte, B., & Scholz, C. (2023). The role of mental well-being in the effects of health messages: A scoping review. Abstract from Etmaal Communicatiewetenschap 2023, Enschede, Netherlands.
    • Dolinšek, S., Meppelink, C. S., Giani, S., van Weert, J. C. M., van den Putte, B., & Scholz, C. (2023). The role of mental well-being in the effects of persuasive health messages: A scoping review. Abstract from EHPS 2023: 37th Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society, Bremen, Bremen, Germany.
    • Dolinšek, S., Meppelink, C. S., Giani, S., van Weert, J. C. M., van den Putte, S. J. H. M., & Scholz, C. (2023). The role of mental well-being in the effects of health messages: A scoping review. Abstract from ACHC Fall Symposium 2023, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    • Dolinšek, S., Scholz, C., van Weert, J. C. M., van den Putte, B., & Meppelink, C. S. (2023). The role of mental well-being in health communication about COVID-19: An interview study among students with varying levels of depression. Abstract from ECHC 2023: European Conference on Health Communication, Klagenfurt, Austria.
    • van der Goot, M. J., Dolinšek, S., Jansen, L., Sinclair, A. J., Fernandez Rovira, R., & Pezzelle, S. (2023). Adapting the language of conversational systems to different age groups: An experimental study. Paper presented at Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap, Enschede.

    2021

    This list of publications is extracted from the UvA-Current Research Information System. Questions? Ask the library or the Pure staff of your faculty / institute. Log in to Pure to edit your publications. Log in to Personal Page Publication Selection tool to manage the visibility of your publications on this list.
  • Ancillary activities
    • University of Amsterdam
      ComCom blog editor