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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

· 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 241 publications, including 208 peer-reviewed journal publications. My work has been cited 5376 times according to Scopus (h-index = 38) and 9225 times according to Google Scholar (h-index = 49). 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 450,000 members, 15,000 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., Queensland Young Tall Poppy, ISBNPA Commendation for Research Excellence, VC Award for Outstanding Researcher) and delivered 40 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: 23/07/2020)

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


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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