About me

Hi, I’m Miriam, born and raised in Lisbon and moved to Enschede, a small town in the East of the Netherlands since 2011.

I am a researcher in the eHealth group of Roessingh Research and Development, an SME specialized in health innovation. The work focuses on the design, development and evaluation of digital health interventions for prevention and management of chronic diseases. Next to research activities, my daily work includes the management of national and international projects and the collaboration in proposal writing for public funding acquisition (e.g. H2020 and AAL).

When I am not working, you are likely to find me running in the Dutch countryside.

Research Interests

  • eHealth | digital health
  • 24-hour activity cycle (sleep, sedentary behavior & physical activity)
  • wearable technology
  • persuasive technology
  • multimodal assessment
  • chronic disease management

Work Experience


  • PhD Nov2017

    Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering

    University of Twente |Enschede, the Netherlands

  • MSc. Oct2013

    Master in Biomedical Engineering

    Universidade Nova de Lisboa | Lisbon, Portugal

  • 2011-2012

    ERASMUS programme

    University of Twente | Enschede, the Netherlands

    Other Roles


    • 2018

      Good Clinical Practice certification


    • 2016

      Staatsexamen Nederlands als Tweede Taal - Programma II

      Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs (DUO)