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Wageningen University, department of communication sciences, is looking for a motivated junior researcher who wants to work on a project that combines health communication with cutting-edge technology. The candidate is offered the opportunity to work ...
Wageningen University, department of communication sciences, is looking for a motivated junior researcher who wants to work on a project that combines health communication with cutting-edge technology. The candidate is offered the opportunity to work with specialists on health, communication science, and creative technology in a multidisciplinary setting and should aim to complete a PhD thesis on the topic of virtual agents for health communication.
The 3-year project entitled "How to design Persuasive E-health Agents for Coaching Older adults towards dietary behaviour change (PACO)?" must gain fundamental insights into the acceptance, working mechanisms and persuasiveness of virtual agents for eHealth. Such agents, which are computer-generated, animated conversation partners for technology users, allow for rich and persuasive automated communication. As compliance with health advice is important for positive health outcomes, successful design of persuasive virtual agents can have huge health benefits. Through a series of studies (co-design sessions with older adults, design experiments, and a real-life evaluation), we will identify the different factors that explain virtual agents' potential success for dietary change in older adults. The project is financially supported by a ZonMW grant and will be carried out by Wageningen University and Research, Roessingh Research and Development, WAAG society and the National Foundation for the Elderly.
The candidate will act as the main researcher in the project while being guided and supported by the different organizations. A high interest in the lives of older adults, health education and information, and technology design are a prerequisite.
Your tasks will consist of:
The Strategic Communication Group at Wageningen University has a strong 50-year tradition in researching and teaching critical, engaged, focused and reflexive scholarship. Within the life sciences theme of Wageningen University, the group's research focuses on communication in action related to issues of global importance, including public health, safe and healthy food, conservation of nature and sustainable agriculture. The Chair Group is embedded within the section Communication, Philosophy and Technology: Centre for Integrative Development in the Department of Social Sciences.
Wageningen University and Research Centre
Delivering a substantial contribution to the quality of life. That's our focus - each and every day. Within our domain, healthy food and living environment, we search for answers to issues affecting society - such as sustainable food production, climate change and alternative energy. Of course, we don't do this alone. Every day, 6,500 people work on 'the quality of life', turning ideas into reality, on a global scale.
Could you be one of these people? We give you the space you need.