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Dr Ineke Vergeer

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

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.


Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Other Psychology not elsewhere classified ( 529999 )
  • Sports Science And Exercise not elsewhere classified ( 420799 )
  • Public Health not elsewhere classified ( 420699 )
  • Traditional ( 420899 )
  • Sports Science And Exercise ( 420700 )
  • Traditional ( 420800 )
  • Public Health ( 420600 )
  • Other Psychology ( 529900 )

USQ Research affiliations

  • Institute for Resilient Regions (IRR)



Publications in ePrints

Laird, Kelsey T. and Vergeer, InekeORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6560-9023 and Hennelly, Sarah and Siddarth, Prabha (2021) Conscious dance: perceived benefits and psychological well-being of participants. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 44:101440. ISSN 1744-3881

Castro, Oscar and Vergeer, InekeORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6560-9023 and Bennie, JasonORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8668-8998 and Biddle, Stuart J. H.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7663-6895 (2021) Feasibility of reducing and breaking up university students' sedentary behaviour: pilot trial and process evaluation. Frontiers in Psychology, 12:661994.

Castro, Oscar and Vergeer, InekeORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6560-9023 and Bennie, JasonORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8668-8998 and Cagas, JonathanORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0233-4023 and Biddle, Stuart J.H.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7663-6895 (2021) Using the Behavior Change Wheel to Understand University Students’ Prolonged Sitting Time and Identify Potential Intervention Strategies. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 28. pp. 360-371. ISSN 1070-5503

Cagas, Jonathan Y. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0233-4023 and Biddle, Stuart J. H.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7663-6895 and Vergeer, InekeORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6560-9023 (2021) Yoga not a (physical) culture for men? Understanding the barriers for yoga participation among men. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 42:101262. ISSN 1744-3881

Vergeer, Ineke ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6560-9023 and Johansson, Mattias and Cagas, Jonathan Y.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0233-4023 (2020) Holistic movement practices: an emerging category of physical activity for exercise psychology. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 53:101870. ISSN 1469-0292

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Other Psychology not elsewhere classified ( 529999 )
  • Sports Science And Exercise not elsewhere classified ( 420799 )
  • Public Health not elsewhere classified ( 420699 )
  • Traditional ( 420899 )