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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 Strategic Research Projects
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

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

Bennie, Jason A. and Wiesner, Glen H. and Vergeer, Ineke and Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy and De Cocker, Katrien and Alexander, Chris and Biddle, Stuart J. H. (2018) Feasibility for the use of a standardized fitness testing protocol among Australian fitness industry professionals. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 89 (3). pp. 380-385. ISSN 0270-1367

De Cocker, Katrien and Cardon, Greet and Bennie, Jason A. and Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy and De Meester, Femke and Vandelanotte, Corneel (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 (5). ISSN 1661-7827

De Cocker, Katrien and De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse and Teychenne, Megan and McNaughton, Sarah and Salmon, Jo (2013) Educational inequalities in TV viewing among older adults: a mediation analysis of ecological factors. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 10 (Article 138).

De Cocker, K. and Cardon, G. and De Bourdeaudhuij, I. (2006) Validity of the inexpensive Stepping Meter in counting steps in free living conditions: a pilot study. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 40 (8). pp. 714-716. ISSN 0306-3674