Joseph Van Agteren

MSc. Psychology

  • 38 Citations
  • 4 h-Index
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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 WRC 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 → …


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

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Research Output 2016 2019

2 Citations

Adapting a smartphone App to support smoking cessation for smokers with severe mental illness:

Klein, P., Lawn, S., Tsourtos, G. & Van Agteren, J. 6 Sep 2018

Research output: ResearchAbstract

Cessation for smokers seeking treatment and advice from health care professionals in the hospital setting

Kopsfatis, Z., Van Agteren, J., Carson-Chahhoud, K. V., O'Loughlin, T. & Smith, B. J. 3 Apr 2018 In : Evidence Base. 2018, 1, p. 1-35

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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