Anne Roefs

Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience of Abnormal Eating

Universiteit Maastricht
Faculty of Psychology & Neuroscience
Clinical Psychological Science

eHealth en technologie


  • obesity
  • eHealth
  • mental health
  • interventions
  • network science

Expert Statement

The research of our group focuses on obesity and eating disorders, aiming to understand causes and maintenance factors, and developing (eHealth) interventions. In addition, we’ve started a large study program ‘new science of mental disorders’, in which mental illness is defined as a system of dynamically interacting variables. This approach acknowledges the individual differences in symptoms and their interactions between people who share a diagnosis. The goal of this research program is to test the effectiveness of personalized treatment based on the individual network structure of patients. 

Voorbeeld van relevante publicatie

Franssen, S., Jansen, A., van den Hurk, J., Roebroeck, A., & Roefs, A. (2020). Power of mind: Attentional focus rather than palatability dominates neural responding to visual food stimuli in females with overweight. Appetite, 148, 104609.

Roefs, A., Boh, B., Spanakis, G., Nederkoorn, C., Lemmens, L., & Jansen (2019). Food craving in daily life: Comparison of overweight and normal-weight participants with ecological momentary assessment. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 32, 765-774.

Boh, B., Jansen, A., Clijsters, I., Nederkoorn, C., Lemmens, L., Spanakis, G., & Roefs, A. (2016). Indulgent thinking? Ecological momentary assessment of overweight and healthy-weight participants’ cognitions and emotions. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 87, 196-206.

Spanakis, G., Weiss, G., Boh, B., Kerkhofs, V., & Roefs, A. (2016). Utilizing longitudinal data to build decision trees for profile building and predicting eating behavior. Procedia Computer Science, 100, 782-789.

Spanakis, G., Weiss, G., Boh, B., & Roefs, A. (2016). Network analysis of Ecological Momentary Assessment data for monitoring and understanding eating behavior. LNCS 9545, 43-54.



Nederlands, Engels