Corneel Vandelanotte



Professor Corneel Vandelanotte leads the Physical Activity Research Group at the Central Queensland University (CQUni) and is Adjunct Professor at Curtin University and the University of Southern Queensland. Prof Vandelanotte’s research has a population-based approach to health behaviour change and is focused on the development and evaluation of computer-tailored and web-, app- and tracker-based physical activity interventions. Prof Vandelanotte is an author on 147 peer-reviewed publications (Scopus: 2707 citations, h-index = 27; Google Scholar: 4771 citations, h-index = 37). A recent bibliometric analysis (JMIR, 2018, in press), shows that Prof Vandelanotte is the most published author worldwide and the 3rd most cited author worldwide in the area of physical activity, sedentary behaviour and diet related e- & mHealth research. The analysis also indicates he has contributed to the most highly-cited papers in this research area. Prof Vandelanotte has been awarded a total of $7.5 million of competitive research money either as principal or co-investigator. He has received two prestigious research fellowships from the National Heart Foundation of Australia (NHF) and the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC) and has been named on three NHMRC Project Grants. He is leading the world renowned 10,000 Steps Australia program (Queensland Health Funded), which has attracted over 360,000 members and has over 50,000 app downloads. He is the Founding and Past Chair of the e- & mHealth Special Interest Group in the International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA). Prof Vandelanotte also served a 3-year term on the Executive Committee of ISBNPA as a ‘Member-at-Large’. He has received several awards to recognise research excellence (e.g., Queensland Young Tall Poppy Science Award). His leadership skills have been demonstrated by successfully supervising his post-doctoral researchers to secure their own externally funded fellowships (3 x NHMRC, 1 x NHF). He recently also took up the Leadership position of Academic Lead – External Funding and Engagement within the School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences at CQUni. (Updated: 15/01/2018).

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