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Professor Corneel Vandelanotte

- Doctor in Physical Education, Ghent University, Belgium, 2004 - Master in Physical Education, Ghent University, Belgium, 1999- Bachelor in Physical Education, Ghent University, Belgium, 1997
Professorial Research Fellow
School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences
Rockhampton North
Building 07 - Lower Ground room 33
CQUniversity Rockhampton
About Me

· I lead the Physical Activity Research Group and the 10,000 Steps program at the Central Queensland University. In 2004, I completed my PhD in Physical Education at the Ghent University in Belgium. In 2005, I started working at the University of Queensland and I moved to the Central Queensland University in 2009.

· My research has a population-based approach to health behaviour change and is focused on the development and evaluation of innovative computer-tailored and web-, app- and tracker-based physical activity interventions.

· I am an author on 248 publications, including 215 peer-reviewed journal publications. My work has been cited nearly 6000 times according to Scopus (h-index = 39) and over 10,000 times according to Google Scholar (h-index = 52). A bibliometric analysis (Muller et al, JMIR, 2018), shows that I am the most published author and the 3rd most cited author worldwide in the area of physical activity, sedentary behaviour and diet related e- & mHealth research.

· I have been awarded over $10 million of competitive research money and have received 2 prestigious research fellowships from the National Heart Foundation of Australia (NHF) and the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC). I have secured 3 NHMRC Project Grants and 2 ARC Discovery Projects.

· I lead the world renowned 10,000 Steps Australia program (www.10000steps.org.au), which has attracted over 488,000 members, 16,000 organisations and has over 100,000 app downloads.

· I am a Founding Executive Committee member and Chair of the Abstract Committee for the new Australasian Society for Physical Activity. I am the Founding and Past Chair of the e- & mHealth Special Interest Group in the International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) which now has over 550 members from more than 40 countries.

· I have received awards to recognise research excellence (e.g., Deans’ & VC Awards for Excellence in Research, Queensland Young Tall Poppy, ISBNPA Commendation for Research Excellence) and delivered 41 invited presentations (8 keynotes).

· My leadership skills have been demonstrated by successfully supervising my post-doctoral researchers to secure their own highly competitive externally funded fellowships (4 x NHMRC, 3 x NHF).


(Updated: 30/11/2020)

General
Background


Universities Studied At

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

2000- 2004 Doctor in Physical Education

Faculty of Medicine, Department of Movement and Health Science

Ghent University, Belgium

1997 - 1999 Master in Physical Education

Faculty of Medicine, Department of Movement and Health Science

Ghent University, Belgium

1995 - 1997 Bachelor in Physical Education

Faculty of Medicine, Department of Movement and Health Science

Ghent University, Belgium

Universities Worked At


Awards


Media Citations


Professional Memberships


Responsibilities

  • I lead the Physical Activity Research Group
  • I lead the 10,000 Steps Australia Project
  • I supervise 7 academic staff, 5 project staff and 4 Research Higher Degree Students

Professional Interests

  • Investigating population health approaches to improving health behaviours (e.g., physical activity, sitting time, diet, sleep)
  • Investigating e- & mHealth-based approaches to improving health (e.g., websites, smartphone apps, trackers, computer-tailoring)
  • Improving health in different settings (e.g., online, workplaces, schools)
  • Improving health in special populations (e.g., cancer survivors, depressive symptoms, old age, adolescents, children)
  • Development, evaluation, implementation, adoption and dissemination of behaviour change interventions
  • Alternative uses of innovative information technology to deliver health behaviour change interventions.

Key Achievements


Recent Research Projects
Billion Steps Challenge - South Australia
From: 21/08/2020 to 30/06/2021
Grant: Contract Research (Category 2: Other Public Sector)
Funding Scheme: Wellbeing South Australia
Total Funding: $63,636.36
10,000 Steps Service Agreement 2020-2021 (2020-21.3427.001)
From: 01/07/2020 to 30/06/2021
Grant: Contract Research (Category 2: Other Public Sector)
Funding Scheme: Queensland Health
Total Funding: $280,000.00
 'Just right' job design: A new model using the Goldilocks paradigm (DP200103570)
From: 01/01/2020 to 31/12/2022
Grant: Competitive Grant (Category 1: Aust Competitive Grant)
Funding Scheme: ARC Discovery Projects (DP20) for funding commencing 2020
Total Funding: $707,321.46
Research & Feasibility Study into the redevelopment of Old Blackall Hospital
From: 29/07/2019 to 31/10/2021
Grant: Contract Research (Category 3: Industry and Other)
Funding Scheme: Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (Queensland Section) Limited
Total Funding: $650,000.00
DP190101130 - Sleepy and sitting: a dual curse for the modern workforce?
From: 01/01/2019 to 31/12/2022
Grant: Competitive Grant (Category 1: Aust Competitive Grant)
Funding Scheme: ARC Discovery Projects (DP19) for funding commencing 2019
Total Funding: $626,825.00
10,000 Steps Program 2016-2019 Service Agreement - Project ID 71487
From: 01/07/2016 to 30/06/2019
Grant: Contract Research (Public)
Funding Scheme: Queensland Health
Total Funding: $840,000.00
10,000 Steps Program
From: 01/07/2019 to 30/06/2020
Grant: Contract Research (Category 2: Other Public Sector)
Funding Scheme: Queensland Health
Total Funding: $280,000.00
GNT1080186 - Active Team-Examining an online social networking intervention to increase physical activity in controlled (RCT) and ecological (ECT) settings
From: 01/08/2015 to 31/07/2019
Grant: Competitive Grant (ACGR)
Funding Scheme: NHMRC Project Grants, for funding commencing in 2015
Total Funding: $780,673.50
Evaluating innovative web- and smart phone-based interventions to improve health in large populations
From: 01/07/2015 to 30/06/2019
Grant: Competitive Grant (Category 1: Aust Competitive Grant)
Funding Scheme: Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellowship 2015
Total Funding: $640,000.00
The YAWN Program: developing and evaluating a web and app based fatigue intervention for young employees
From: 01/06/2015 to 01/12/2016
Grant: Contract Research (Not Specified )
Funding Scheme: SafeWork SA
Total Funding: $98,975.20
10,000 Steps Program
From: 01/10/2013 to 30/06/2016
Grant: Contract Research (Public)
Funding Scheme: Queensland Health
Total Funding: $1,222,500.00
Web-based physical activity interventions for people with mental health conditions
From: 01/05/2013 to 31/10/2016
Grant: Competitive Grant (Not Specified )
Funding Scheme: Research Advancement Award Scheme
Total Funding: $300,000.00
Increasing physical activity at a population level using an innovative web-based intervention-GNT1049369
From: 01/04/2013 to 31/12/2017
Grant: Competitive Grant (ACGR)
Funding Scheme: NHMRC Project Grants, for funding commencing in 2013
Total Funding: $769,905.50
Increasing the efficacy of web-based physical activity interventions: improving website and participant engagement - APP1055804
From: 01/01/2013 to 05/04/2015
Grant: Scholarship (ACGR)
Funding Scheme: NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarships, for funding commencing in 2013
Total Funding: $58,952.75
Research Supervision
Accreditation

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • Psychology
  • Public Health and Health Services
  • Public Health and Health Services

At the level of Mentor Supervisor


Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
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Research Interests
Medical And Health Sciences

Public Health and Health Services - Health Promotion
e- & mHealth, websites, smartphone apps, computer-tailoring

Medical And Health Sciences

Public Health and Health Services - Preventive Medicine
Physical Activity, Sedentary behaviour, diet and health

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