Department of Movement and Sports Sciences /
Physical Activity and Health
Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij is full professor at the Department of Movement and Sport Sciences. She is a clinical psychologist and obtained a PhD in Health Psychology. Her research topics are the promotion of healthy eating and physical activity, including research on determinants and on developing and evaluating interventions to promote healthy behaviors in all ages. Research designs include literature reviews, validation studies, surveys on nutrition and activity habits and their determinants, quasi-experimental designs in schools, and randomized controlled trials to test intervention effects. Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij co-supervises the research group “Physical activity and Health” and she currently supervises about 20 PhD-students. She is and has been involved as partner and/or work package leader in various European Commission funded projects including Pro Children, HOPE, ALPHA, TEENAGE, HELENA, IDEFICS, ENERGY, TOY BOX, SPOTLIGHT and DEDIPAC.