Anders Raustorp

ORCID iD
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9476-9512

Biography

Anders Raustorp is an associate professor (docent) in Physiotherapy with focus on physical activity. He is the Physical Education teacher (GIH, 1980) and a Registered Physiotherapist (KI, 1985). Has since 1996 been working with PE teacher training, sports medicine courses, sports science program at the University of Kalmar from 2010 named Linnaeus University and from 2011 at University of Gothenburg. Anders graduated in March 2005 at the Karolinska Institutet, Department of clinical Neuroscience at a dissertation "Physical activity, body composition and physical self-esteem among children and adolescents. Anders is the leader of the Swedish section of the international research project. Measuring Physical avtivity BMI and Self Esteem among schoolchildren in Sweden, United States and Australia. By cooperating internationally, the research group has established steps per day recommended for children, adolescents and adults. Anders has introduced pedometer in the Swedish research and as a methodology in physiotherapy and is an authority on pedometer-related research. Other research projects are in Physical Activity and the Built environment; Kidscape pre-school children's school environment and its importance for physical activity and UV protection. Child on foot- School children physical activity in different urban environment and physical activity and the ABIS project Child diabetes prevention and Nutrition Danish Food Administration's national survey. Anders has held a central position in the development of FaR Physical activity on prescription in Sweden. A number of international missions such as to WHO in Childhood obesity prevention, Physical activity in Primary Health care and WCPT (World Confederation of Physical Therapists) in Health Promotion can be mentioned. Anders is the Director of Research Studies at the Department Nutrition & Sport Science at University of Gothenburg.