Benedicte Deforche

Institution: Ghent University
Course: Health promotion and disease prevention

Benedicte Deforche is Full Professor at the Department of Public Health and Primary Care (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University) and Assistant Professor at the Department of Movement and Sport Sciences (Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel). She is head of the Research Group Health Promotion and of the Master program in Health Education and Promotion at Ghent University. She is member of the General Assembly and Member of the Board of Directors of the Flemish Institute Healthy Living. She is also member of the advisory board of ‘Eetexpert’ and president of the prevention commission of ‘Kom op tegen Kanker’. B. Deforche is Fellow of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity and member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.

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