Short CV/Education and training

  • 1985 – 1990
    Master in Pedagogy and Psychology, Major in Clinical Psychology (summa cum laude), Ghent University

  • 1990 – 1991
    Teaching degree Clinical Psychology (cum laude)

  • 1990 – 1997
    PhD in Psychology (cum laude), Ghent University

  • 1992 – 1995
    Postgraduate training Psychotherapy: Degree of Behaviour Therapist (magna cum laude)

Selected publications

First and last author recent:

  • De Bourdeaudhuij, I., Van Cauwenberghe, E., Spittaels, H., Oppert, JM., Rostami, C., Brug, J., van Lenthe, F., Lobstein, T., Maes, L. (2011) School-based interventions promoting both physical activity and healthy eating in Europe: a systematic review within the HOPE project, Obesity Reviews. 12(3): 205-216. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-789X.2009.00711.x

  • De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse, Maïté Verloigne, Lea Maes, Wendy Van Lippevelde, MJM Chinapaw, S te Velde, Y Manios, et al. 2013. "Associations of Physical Activity and Sedentary Time with Weight and Weight Status Among 10-to 12-year-old Boys and Girls in Europe: a Cluster Analysis Within the ENERGY Project." Pediatric Obesity 8 (5): 367-375.

  • Verbestel Vera, De Henauw Stefaan, Bammann Karin, Barba Gianvincenzo, Charalambos Hadjigeorgiou, Eiben Gabriele, Konstabel Kenn, Kovács Eva, Pitsiladis Yannis, Reisch Lucia, Santaliestra-Pasías Alba M., Maes Lea and De Bourdeaudhuij Ilse, on behalf of the IDEFICS Consortium (in press). Are context-specific measures of parental reported physical activity and sedentary behaviour associated with accelerometer data in 2-9 year old European children? Public Health Nutrition

  • Ann DeSmet, Benedicte Deforche, Anne Hublet, Ann Tanghe, Evie Stremersch and Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij (in press). Traditional and cyberbullying victimization as correlates of psychosocial distress and barriers to a healthy lifestyle among severely obese adolescents – a matched case-control study on prevalence and results from a cross-sectional study, BMC Public Health

  • Trina Hinkley, Vera Verbestel, Wolfgang Ahrens, Lauren Lissner, Dénes Molnár, Luis A. Moreno, Iris Pigeot, Hermann Pohlabeln, Lucia A. Reisch, Paola Russo, Toomas Veidebaum, Michael Tornaritis, Garrath Williams, Stefaan De Henauw, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, on behalf of the IDEFICS Consortium (in press). A prospective cohort study of early childhood electronic media as predictor of poorer wellbeing. JAMA Pediatrics.

  • Charlier, Caroline, Elke Van Hoof, Evelyn Pauwels, Lilian Lechner, Heleen Spittaels, and Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij. 2013. ?The Contribution of General and Cancer-related Variables in Explaining Physical Activity in a Breast Cancer Population 3 Weeks to 6 Months Post-treatment.? Psycho-oncology 22 (1): 203-211.

  • Verloigne, Maïté, Wendy Van Lippevelde, Lea Maes, Mine Yildirim, Mai Chinapaw, Yannis Manios, Odysseas Androutsos, Kovács É., Bringolf-Isler B., Brug J., De Bourdeaudhuij I. 2013. "Self-reported TV and Computer Time Do Not Represent Accelerometer-derived Total Sedentary Time in 10- to 12-year-olds." European Journal of Public Health 23 (1): 30-32.

  • Van Dyck, Delfien, Karlijn De Greef, Benedicte Deforche, Johannes Ruige, Jacques Bouckaert, Catrine E Tudor-Locke, Jean Kaufman, and Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij. 2013. "The Relationship Between Changes in Steps/day and Health Outcomes After a Pedometer-based Physical Activity Intervention with Telephone Support in Type 2 Diabetes Patients." Health Education Research 28 (3): 539-545.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

Funding ID:

  • I have been either the promotor or co-promotor of 60 national or international research projects acquired through competition for a total budget of about 12.500.000 euro.

  • Projects that were already completed included 8 EU funded projects (EUPASS, PRO CHILDREN, HELENA, IDEFICS, ENERGY, HOPE, TEENAGE, ALPHA); 3 PhD scholarships, 2 postdoc scholarships and 1 research grant from the Research Foundation Flanders; 1 research grant from the agency for Innovation by Science and Technology; 12 research grants from the national or Flemish government; 3 research grants from the local government, and 2 PhD scholarships and 5 research grants from the Ghent University BOF.

    Current research grants (excluding travel grants) are listed below in short version.

International projects outside of EU:

  • NIH project, USA: IPEN ADULT grant (2009 – 2013), PI for Belgium

  • NIH project, USA: IPEN ADOLESCENT grant: (2012 – 2015), PI for Belgium

EU funded projects:

  • TOY BOX: Prevention of obesity in childhood (FP7) (2010 – 2014), PI for Belgium

  • SPOTLIGHT: Sustainable prevention of obesity (FP7) (2012 – 2014), PI for Belgium

  • MEMO: Marie Curie exchange IRSES (2012 – 2014) PI for Belgium

Research Foundation Flanders:

  • 3 PhD scholarships, Van Cauwenbergh (co-PI), Van Holle (PI), D'Haese (co-PI)

  • 2 postdoc scholarships, Van Dyck (PI), De Cocker (PI)

  • Research grant: Environmental influence on physical activity (2010 – 2014), PI

  • Research grant: Determinants of sedentary behaviours (2012 – 2015), PI

  • Research grant: More and safer mobility for children (2010 – 2013), co-PI

  • Research grant: Testing a model for mobility in adolescents (2011 – 2014), co-PI

  • Research grant: Joint Programming Initiative, DEDIPAC (2013 – 2015), PI

Agency for Innovation by Science and Technology:

  • Strategic Basic Research: Friendly Attack cyberbullying (2012 – 2015), co-PI

National or Flemish Government:

  • Policy research consortium Health (2012 – 2015): 2 grants: eHealth in primary care (PI) and interventions in social worksites (co-PI)

  • Policy research consortium Sport (2012 – 2015): 3 grants, PI for Ugent

  • Research grant: Intervention to decrease sedentary behaviour (2011 – 2013), PI

  • Research grant: Evaluation of implementation of interventions (2011 – 2014), co-PI

  • Research grant: Online videos to increase healthy parenting (2012 – 2015), PI

Ghent University – BOF:

  • Research grant: Testing the ecological model for physical activity (2008 – 2013), co-PI

  • PhD scholarship for finalising PhD Adewale Oyeyemi (PI)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

International scientific committees and reviewer:

  • Expert of the Medical panel 8 (MED8: Health Sciences) of the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)

  • Expert for reviewing international research (Norway, France, USA, Czech republic, the Netherlands, Australia)

  • Reviewer for over 20 journals for the past 15 years

  • Associate Editor for Public Health Nutrition, Editorial board for Psychology & Health, and International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity

Organisation of International meetings:

  • From 2004 till 2007 I was board member of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA). In 2007 I was elected President-Elect (2007 – 2008) and the year afterwards President (2008 – 2009) of the society. During all these years I was heavily involved in organising the international conferences of the society, in 2008 I was responsible for the whole conference. Last year our research group organized the 2013 international conference of thevsociety in Ghent, Belgium (22-26 May 2013), with over 800 members. Apart from this main conference, I organised an additional 35 national and international symposia and conferences in my research field.


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