Jelle completed his Master in Physical Education at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium) in 2006. To further explore his interest in the health benefits and promotion of physical activity, he started a European Master in Health in Physical Activity organized by the universities of Rome, Odense, Oslo and Vienna. After completing this master, he worked as a PE teacher and followed some additional courses in health promotion, psychology and statistics. In 2010, Jelle started a PhD-project at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Ghent University. His spare time is devoted to swimming, biking and running.
Research information Jelle Van Cauwenberg
Currently, Jelle is a PhD-student in the Physical Activity & Nutrition Research group at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Ghent University. His PhD-project focuses upon the environmental determinants of physical activity in older adults. In other words, he studies which environmental characteristics, such as sidewalk evenness, traffic speed, presence of greenery, etc., stimulate or hinder getting outdoors and being active among older adults. For this purpose, he will use the Sawtooth-software to conduct a CBC-study in which older adults will choose between different streets to walk. These streets will be presented by means of panoramic photographs that are manipulated on the relevant environmental characteristics with Adobe Photoshop. Jelle is also involved in studies that will use the same methodology to examine the environmental factors influencing physical activity among children and adults.