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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

Professor Corneel Vandelanotte leads the Physical Activity Research Group and the 10,000 Steps program at the Central Queensland University (CQUni). Prof Vandelanotte’s research has a population-based approach to health behaviour change and is focused on the development and evaluation of computer-tailored and web-, app- and tracker-based physical activity interventions. Prof Vandelanotte is an author on 195 peer-reviewed publications (Scopus: 4668 citations, h-index = 36; Google Scholar: 7854 citations, h-index = 47). A recent bibliometric analysis (Muller et al, JMIR, 2018), shows that Prof Vandelanotte is the most published author worldwide and the 3rd most cited author worldwide in the area of physical activity, sedentary behaviour and diet related e- & mHealth research. The analysis also indicates he has contributed to the most highly-cited papers in this research area. Prof Vandelanotte has been awarded a total of $9.8 million AUD of competitive research money either as principal or co-investigator. He has received two prestigious research fellowships from the National Heart Foundation of Australia (NHF) and the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC) and has been named on three NHMRC Project Grants and two ARC Discovery Projects. He is leading the world renowned 10,000 Steps Australia program (Queensland Health Funded), which has attracted over 425,000 members and has over 100,000 app downloads. He is 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. Prof Vandelanotte also served a 3-year term on the Executive Committee of ISBNPA as a ‘Member-at-Large’. He has received several awards to recognise research excellence (e.g., Queensland Young Tall Poppy Science Award). His leadership skills have been demonstrated by successfully supervising his post-doctoral researchers to secure their own externally funded fellowships (4 x NHMRC, 3 x NHF). Since 2017 he holds the Leadership position of Academic Lead – External Funding and Engagementwithin the School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences at CQUni.(Updated: 11/28/2019).

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


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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