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A.L. (Anne) Vos MSc

Postdoctoral Researcher
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
CW : Persuasive Communication

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

    I am currently on the cusp of obtaining my PhD from the University of Amsterdam. My research passion lies in uncovering ways to encourage healthy lifestyle choices. My PhD research revolves around the design and evaluation of a mobile application for the Supreme Nudge project. Utilizing the JITAI (Just-In-Time Adaptive Intervention) framework, this app, uniquely tailored to the individual, offers real-time feedback and advice on physical activity. Its innovative coaching system sends user-specific tips during pivotal decision-making moments throughout the day, such as suggesting a detour through a nearby park to reach daily step goals.

    As a postdoctoral researcher, I have pivoted to a project centered on pandemic preparedness. My goal is to enhance compliance with preventive measures against viruses, such as SARS-CoV-2. By employing both online and field experiments, I am delving deep into the effectiveness of communication strategies that promote preventive behaviors. Additionally, I am keen to understand the combined influence of communication and environmental interventions.

    Research expertise

    • Persuasive communication strategies
    • mHealth
    • Health interventions
    • Physical activity
    • Tailoring

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  • Research

    Research methods

    • Survey research
    • Experimental research
    • Randomized controlled trials

    Current research project

    Developing and testing behavioral interventions to prevent infection and spread of COVID-19

  • Teaching


    • Persuasive Communication
    • Thesis supervision


    • Thesis supervision
  • Publications


    • Vos, A. L., de Bruijn, G. J., Klein, M. C. A., Lakerveld, J., Boerman, S. C., & Smit, E. G. (2023). SNapp, a tailored smartphone app intervention to promote walking in adults of low socioeconomic position: Development and qualitative pilot study. JMIR Formative Research, 7, [e40851]. [details]



    • Stuber, J. M., Mackenbach, J. D., de Boer, F. E., de Bruijn, G-J., Gillebaart, M., Harbers, M. C., Hoenink, J. C., Klein, M. C. A., Middel, C. N. H., van der Schouw, Y. T., Schuitmaker-Warnaar, T. J., Velema, E., Vos, A. L., Waterlander, W. E., Lakerveld, J., & Beulens, J. W. J. (2020). Reducing cardiometabolic risk in adults with a low socioeconomic position: protocol of the Supreme Nudge parallel cluster-randomised controlled supermarket trial. Nutrition journal, 19, [46 ]. [details]


    • Vos, A. L., de Bruijn, G. J., Klein, M. C. A., & Smit, E. G. (2022). Step by step: Explaining differences in physical activity app use intention across socioeconomic strata by applying the Technology Acceptance Model. Abstract from Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschappen 2022.


    • Vos, A. L., de Bruijn, G. J., Klein, M. C. A., & Smit, E. G. (2021). From Start to Finish: Investigating Factors Related to Adoption and Discontinuance of Mobile Walking Apps.. Abstract from European Conference on Health Communication (ECHC).
    • Vos, A. L., de Bruijn, G. J., Klein, M. C. A., & Smit, E. G. (2021). Why People Start and Stop Using Walking Apps: Technology Perceptions and Demographic and Behavioral Factors. Abstract from Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap 2021.


    • Vos, A. L., de Bruijn, G. J., & Schulz, P. J. (2020). Using a walking app diminishes health literacy differences between socio-economic strata in Dutch older adults. Abstract from Kentucky Conference on Health Communication.
    • Vos, A. L., de Bruijn, G. J., Klein, M. C. A., & Smit, E. G. (2020). Explaining Socioeconomic Differences in Walking App Use with the Technology Acceptance Model in a Population-Based Sample. Poster session presented at Kentucky Conference on Health Communication.


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