Wendy Van Lippevelde

Institution: Ghent University
Course: Health promotion and disease prevention

Dr Wendy Van Lippevelde is a postdoctoral researcher at the Public Health, Sport and Nutrition Department of the University of Agder (Norway) and a visiting professor at the Public Health Department of Ghent University (Belgium). She graduated as a Master of Science in Health Promotion and Education in 2008 and finished her PhD in Social Health Sciences in 2012, receiving the Dr. Luc Broeckaert and Mrs Annie Depreeuw prize for preventive medicine. Her research focuses on health promotion throughout the life course with a focus on the preconception, early life and childhood phase, and on the identification of individual and environmental predictors of child and parental health status and energy balance-related behaviours. She is also a member of the executive committee of the International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), the leading voice in behavioural nutrition and physical activity science.

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