Skip to main content

Dr Ineke Vergeer

Dr Ineke Vergeer
Name Ineke Vergeer
Position Research Fellow (Physical Activity and Health)
Section Centre for Health, Informatics and Economic Research (Operations)
Office B322
Location Springfield Campus
Phone +61 7 3470 4264
Extension 4264
Qualifications PhD Alberta

USQ Research affiliations

  • Institute for Resilient Regions (IRR)

Publications in ePrints

Biddle, Stuart J.H. and Bennie, Jason A. and De Cocker, Katrien and Dunstan, David and Gardiner, Paul A. and Healy, Genevieve and Lynch, Brigid and Owen, Neville and Brakenridge, Charlotte and Brown, Wendy and Buman, Matthew and Clark, Bronwyn and Dohrn, Ing-Mari and Duncan, Mitch and Gilson, Nicholas and Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy and Pavey, Toby and Reid, Natasha and Vandelanotte, Corneel and Vergeer, Ineke and Vincent, Grace E (2019) Controversies in the Science of sedentary behaviour and health: Insights, perspectives and future directions from the 2018 Queensland sedentary behaviour think tank. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16 (23 - Article 4762). ISSN 1661-7827

Vergeer, Ineke (2019) Trends in Yoga, Tai Chi, and Qigong use: differentiations between practices and the need for dialogue and diffusion. American Journal of Public Health, 109 (5). pp. 662-663. ISSN 0090-0036

De Cocker, Katrien and Vergeer, Ineke and Cardon, Greet and Radtke, Theda and Vandelanotte, Corneel (2019) Who uses action planning in a web-based computer-tailored intervention to reduce workplace sitting and what do action plans look like? Analyses of the Start to Stand intervention among Flemish employees. Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being. ISSN 1758-0846

Bennie, J. A. and Thomas, G. and Wiesner, G. H. and van Uffelen, J. G. Z. and Khan, A. and Kolbe-Alexander, T. and Vergeer, I. and Biddle, S. J. H. (2018) Australian fitness professionals' level of interest in engaging with high health-risk population subgroups: findings from a national survey. Public Health, 160. pp. 108-115. ISSN 0033-3506

Castro, Oscar and Bennie, Jason and Vergeer, Ineke and Bosselut, Grégoire and Biddle, Stuart J. H. (2018) Correlates of sedentary behaviour in university students: a systematic review. Preventive Medicine, 116. pp. 194-202. ISSN 0091-7435

View full listing in ePrints

BSc, MA Leiden University, The Netherlands; PhD University of Alberta, Canada; Dipl Counselling London Institute of Psychosynthesis, UK Ineke has a background in psychology, with specialisations in social psychology (MA) and sport psychology (PhD). After completing her PhD in 1994, Ineke worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, before accepting a lecturing position in the north-east of England. There she worked as a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology at the Universities of Sunderland (1997-2001) and Durham (2001-2010). Her research and publications during this period included the psychology of injury, coaches' decision making, mental imagery, motivation, and pre-performance routines, using quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods. In 2011 she took a break from academia, and trained as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist, while also pursuing her interest in transpersonal psychology. Ineke moved to Australia in September 2014, where she has been working as a Research Fellow, first at the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL), Victoria University, Melbourne, and since February 2017 at the University of Southern Queensland where she is part of the Physically Active Lifestyles (PALs) Research Group, contributing to the area of Physical Activity and Health. Her current research interests focus on holistic movement practices - such as yoga, t'ai chi, qigong, 5Rhythms, Pilates - with particular attention to motivation, prevalence, and participation patterns. Related interests include the mindfulness, spirituality, and embodied self-awareness aspects of these practices.