• 103 Citations
  • 6 h-Index

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Public Profile

Joep van Agteren is a behaviour change and mental health researcher, with a keen interest in evidence-based intervention development, using formative research via systematic reviews and qualitative research to underpin research projects, and the use of technology in improving health and wellbeing.

After completing his BSc. and MSc. in Psychology at Maastricht in the Netherlands, he moved to Australia and started the role of researcher for the Respiratory Medicine department at the Queen Elizabeth hospital, where his work predominantly focused on improving models of care and ensuring implementation of evidence-based care in practice.

After 2 years, he made the move to the Wellbeing and Resilience Centre (WRC), within the Mental Health and Wellbeing program, where he works as the Research Lead. he works across a number of portfolios, including the development of wellbeing and resilience programs, assisting in the development of WRC technology solutions, business development and general research coordination. These diverse responsibilities all serve one overarching purpose: to advance the science of wellbeing and resilience, to provide people with skills to overcome and grow after adversity, and to allow community members and the community as a whole to thrive and lead the best lives they possibly can. 

External positions

Research Associate, College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University, Bedford Park, South Australia, Australia.

10 Jul 2017 → …


  • Behaviour Change
  • Intervention Development
  • Systematic Review
  • Mental Health
  • Wellbeing
  • Resilience
  • eHealth
  • Addiction

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Research Output

Make it measurable: Assessing psychological distress, wellbeing and resilience at scale in higher education

Van Agteren, J., Woodyatt, L., Iasiello, M., Rayner, J. & Kyrios, M., 1 Jan 2019, In : Student Success. 10, 3, p. 1-13 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Positive Aging: The Impact of a Community Wellbeing and Resilience Program

Bartholomaeus, J., Van Agteren, J., Iasiello, M., Jarden, A. & Kelly, D., 18 Jan 2019, In : Clinical Gerontologist. 42, 4, p. 377-386 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Citations (Scopus)

Positive mental health as a predictor of recovery from mental illness

Iasiello, M., Van Agteren, J., Keyes, C. & Muir-Cochrane, E., 15 May 2019, In : Journal of Affective Disorders. 251, p. 227 230 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Citations (Scopus)

Psychological therapies for the treatment of depression in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Pollok, J., Van Agteren, J. & Esterman, A., 9 Mar 2019, In : The Cochrane database of systematic reviews.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)