Games for Mental Health in the Lowlands

26 February

Games for Mental Health in the Lowlands

Date

26-02-2018

When

9:30am - 5:30pm UTC +01:00

Location

KU Leuven

The symposium will be held in the renovated building 'Collegium Veteranorum'

Speakers

Isabela Granic, Marieke van Rooij, Aniek Wols

The objective of this symposium is to gather young researchers, active in the domain of game-based applications for the assessment, training, and treatment of mental health (G4MH), located in Flanders and the Netherlands. The symposium gives young GEMH researchers the opportunity to present their work and to meet other young researchers working in the same field. Ultimately, the aim of this symposiums is to promote the development of a supportive community of young researchers and to foster the spirit of concerted research.

https://iiw.kuleuven.be/onderzoek/emedia/symposiumgamesmentalhealth/

The symposium is open to all young researchers (PhDs, Postdoc, master students).  The format includes a poster session and oral presentations.

  • During the oral presentations, invited researchers will present their work and will be offered constructive feedback and new perspectives from their peers. These oral presentations are organized in three rounds where four researchers present their work (10 minutes) and receive feedback (10 minutes). Each presenter will get feedback from two reviewers. The latter will thoroughly read the abstract, and prepare questions or remarks. Of course, everyone is invited to contribute to the conversation. Questions and remarks that are found to apply more broadly will be noted and revisited during the panel session at the end of the symposium.

  • The poster session will be held during lunch and consist of an informal information exchange.

Researchers can also attend the symposium without an oral presentation or poster contribution. However, registration is mandatory.

Speakers

Isabela Granic title=
Isabela Granic
Director of GEMH Lab

Professor and Chair of the Developmental Psychopathology department in the Behavioural Science Institute; writer; voracious podcast consumer; mother of two upstanding little gamers

Function

Professor at McMaster's University & Co-founder of PlayNice Interactive

Contact
Marieke van Rooij title=
Marieke van Rooij

Assistant prof. and data geek at the GEMH lab, dynamical modelling, personalisation, wants to put the I back into AI, news junkie, cat lover.

Function

Assistant Professor

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Aniek Wols title=
Aniek Wols
Researcher at GEMH Lab

I am interested in how and why applied games for mental health work, with a specific focus on the influence of one's mindset, motivation and expectations.

Function

PhD-Candidate

Contact

Attendees

Joanneke Weerdmeester title=
Joanneke Weerdmeester
Researcher at GEMH Lab

Behavioural scientist, lecturer, consultant, gamer, dungeon master, language enthusiast, and lover of all things geeky.

Function

Freelance Consultant

Contact

E-mail Joanneke

Location

Anouk Tuijnman title=
Anouk Tuijnman

I am a passionate researcher interested in improving the well-being of young people with the use of innovative interventions.

Function

PhD-Candidate

Contact

E-mail Anouk

Location

Ken Koontz title=
Ken Koontz
Creative Director of GEMH Lab

GEEK, Game designer, artist, producer, anime and video game enthusiast, American football player, and as of recently a newb gardener. I'm pretty much always down for new ventures and experiences - O' ley do it!

Function

Founder of Koontz Interactive

Contact

E-mail Ken

Location

Jan Brammer title=
Jan Brammer

Brains, bytes, and bikes.

Function

PhD-Candidate

Contact

E-mail Jan

Location

Nastasia Griffioen title=
Nastasia Griffioen
Chief Scientific Officer

Nerd, is fascinated by the brain even more than your average zombie, into etymology and reading, drawn to anything tech-related, especially artificial intelligence. Wants to explore social tech (such as social media) and how these relate to young people's wellbeing.

Function

Post Doctorate

Contact

E-mail Nastasia

Location

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