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Dr Katrien De Cocker

Dr Katrien De Cocker
Name Katrien De Cocker
Position Senior Research Fellow (Physical Activity and Health)
Section Centre for Health, Informatics and Economic Research (Operations)
Office B322
Location Springfield Campus
Phone +61 7 3470 4110
Extension 4110
Email
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. and Teychenne, Megan J. and De Cocker, Katrien and Biddle, Stuart J. H. (2019) Associations between aerobic and muscle-strengthening exercise with depressive symptom severity among 17,839 U.S. adults. Preventive Medicine, 121. pp. 121-127. ISSN 0091-7435

Thomas, George and Bennie, Jason A. and De Cocker, Katrien and Castro, Oscar and Biddle, Stuart J. H. (2019) A descriptive epidemiology of screen-based devices by children and adolescents: a scoping review of 130 surveillance studies since 2000. Child Indicators Research. pp. 1-16. ISSN 1874-897X

De Cocker, Katrien and Chastin, Sebastien F. M. and De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse and Imbo, Ineke and Stragier, Jeroen and Cardon, Greet (2019) Citizen science to communicate about public health messages: the reach of a playful online survey on sitting time and physical activity. Health Communication, 34 (7). pp. 720-725. ISSN 1041-0236

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

Chastin, Sebastien F. M. and De Craemer, Marieke and De Cocker, Katrien and Powell, Lauren and Van Cauwenberg, Jelle and Dall, Philippa and Hamer, Mark and Stamatakis, Emmanuel (2019) How does light-intensity physical activity associate with adult cardiometabolic health and mortality? Systematic review with meta-analysis of experimental and observational studies. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 53 (6). pp. 370-376. ISSN 0306-3674

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