I am professor of Health Behavior and Health Education at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences at the University of Amsterdam.
Before my present position I worked as dean and member of the executive board, and before that in different research and management positions at the VU university medical center in Amsterdam. I am an honorary professor at the School of Nutrition and Exercise Sciences of Deakin University, Melbourne Australia.
I have also worked for the Dutch TNO Nutrition Institute, the Dutch Cancer Society, the School of Social Sciences of the Netherlands Open University (as dean of education), for the Faculty of Health Sciences at Maastricht University (as professor of Nutrition Education and director of education), and for the Erasmus University Medical Center (as professor of Determinants of Population Health).
I am trained as a health scientist and (social) epidemiologist, and my own research was and is mainly in health behaviour, prevention and public health.
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