Heleen Riper is professor of e-mental health at the VU University Amsterdam at the Department of Clinical, Neuro- & Developmental Psychology, honorary professor at the Telepsychiatric Center and Institute of Clinical Research at the University of Southern Denmark and senior researcher at GGZinGeest.
Heleen’s national and European research is focused on the development, (cost-)effectiveness and implementation of innovative new media interventions for common mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety and problem drinking. This is expressed in over 40 large national and European research projects and over 100 national and international (co)authored publications on e-mental health in peer reviewed journals. She is an invited speaker on these topics on (inter)national scientific and professional conferences. She is a board member and past president of the International Society (ISRII) for Research on Internet Interventions, founder and chair of the Dutch ISRII (NSRII) and co-founded the European Society for Research on Internet Interventions (ESRII).
Heleen Riper has worked for a decade at the Trimbos Institute (2000 – 2010) as Director of the Program of Early Intervention and the Innovation Centre of Mental Health and Technology. She also chaired the Centre of Prevention. Before this period she has worked at the University of Amsterdam and the University of Limerick (Republic of Ireland).