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Dr Katrien De Cocker

Dr Katrien De Cocker
Name Katrien De Cocker
Position Adjunct Senior Research Fellow
Section Centre for Health Research (Operations)
Phone +61 7 3470 4110
Extension 4110
Qualifications DipPhysEd Ghent , BSecEd Ghent , DPhysEd Ghent

Research interests
I am interested in understanding and changing health-related behaviours (physical activity and sedentary behaviour) in adults. My expertise is to develop, implement and evaluate interventions in various settings, including the workplace. I have a special interest in computer-tailored programs and other eHealth or mHealth tools.

USQ Research affiliations

  • Institute for Resilient Regions (IRR)

Research most recent
De Cocker K, Cardon G, Bennie JA, Kolbe-Alexander T, De Meester F, Vandelanotte C. (2018) From evidence-based research to practice-based evidence: disseminating a web-based computer-tailored workplace sitting intervention through a health promotion organisation. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15, 1049; doi:10.3390/ijerph15051049.

De Cocker K, Chastin S, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Imbo I, Cardon G. (2018) Communicating and raising awareness about a 'new' public health message: a playful online survey on sitting time and physical activity. Health Communication Feb 7:1-6. doi:10.1080/10410236.2018.1433955.

De Cocker K, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Cardon G, Vandelanotte C. (2017) What are the working mechanisms of a web-based workplace sitting intervention targeting psychosocial factors and action planning? BMC Public Health;17(1):382.

Research most notable
De Cocker K, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Cardon G, Vandelanotte C. (2016) Examining the effectiveness of a web-based computer-tailored intervention on workplace sitting in a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 18(5):e96.

De Cocker K, Duncan M, Short C, van Uffelen J, Vandelanotte C. (2014) Patterns, correlates and moderating effects of occupational sitting in Australian employees. Preventive Medicine, 67: 288-294.

De Cocker K, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Teychenne M, McNaughton S, Salmon J. (2013) Educational inequalities in TV viewing among older adults: a mediation analysis of ecological factors. International Journal Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 10(1):138.

Publications in ePrints

Bennie, Jason A. ORCID: and De Cocker, Katrien and Duncan, Mitch J. (2021) Associations of muscle-strengthening and aerobic exercise with self-reported components of sleep health among a nationally representative sample of 47,564 US adults. Sleep Health, 7 (2). pp. 281-288. ISSN 2352-7218

Bennie, Jason A. ORCID: and Ding, Ding and De Cocker, Katrien (2021) Dose-dependent associations of joint aerobic and muscle-strengthening exercise with obesity: A cross-sectional study of 280,605 adults. Journal of Sport and Health Science. pp. 1-8. ISSN 2095-2546

De Cocker, Katrien and Ketels, Margo and Bennie, Jason A.ORCID: and Clays, Els (2021) Is device-based total and domain-specific sedentary behaviour associated with psychological distress in Flemish workers? European Journal of Public Health, 31 (1). pp. 151-156. ISSN 1101-1262

Bennie, Jason A. ORCID: and De Cocker, Katrien and Tittlbach, Susanne (2021) The epidemiology of muscle‐strengthening and aerobic physical activity guideline adherence among 24,016 German adults. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports. pp. 1-9. ISSN 1600-0838

Thomas, George and Bennie, Jason A.ORCID: and De Cocker, Katrien and Castro, Oscar and Biddle, Stuart J. H.ORCID: (2020) A descriptive epidemiology of screen-based devices by children and adolescents: a scoping review of 130 surveillance studies since 2000. Child Indicators Research, 13 (3). pp. 935-950. ISSN 1874-897X

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