Memberships

Past memberships national committees and advisory boards

  • Grant committees of the Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development (ZonMw: Social-Medical Guidance in Primary Care; VIDI; Cost and Effectiveness; Healthy Lifestyle)
  • Grant committees of the Netherlands Research Foundation (NWO: Epidemiology; Work-related problems and chronic illness)
  • Committees of the Dutch Council for Health Care Research (‘de Raad voor GezondheidszorgOnderzoek’: Sports Medicine; Occupational Medicine)
  • Committees of the Health Council of The Netherlands (‘Gezondheidsraad’; Repetitive Strain Injury; On the move. The effect of the built environment on our physical activity)
  • Scientific committee of the Dutch College of Occupational Physicians (NVAB)
  • Steering committee on the effectiveness of sports protective devices performed by ‘TNO/Delft, at request of the Dutch Ministry of Welfare, Public Health and Cultural Affairs
  • Steering committee on the precentive effect of sport shoes performed by ‘ILS/TNO-Waalwijk’, at request of the Dutch Ministry of Welfare, Public Health and Cultural Affairs
  • Advisory board regarding an effective government policy to prevent sports injuries, at request of the Dutch Ministry of Welfare, Public Health and Cultural Affairs.
  • National taskforce for formulation of a consensus regarding ‘Physical Activity, Fitness and Health’ (NISGZ)
  • Steering committee on the effectiveness of shin guards performed by ‘IW-TNO’, at request of the Dutch Consumer Safety Institute
  • Expert committee for the formulation of norms for physical labour, the Dutch Normalisation Institute/Dutch Ministry of Labour (NNI committee 302 20)
  • Prevention committee of the Dutch Association of Social and Preventive Medicine of the Royal Dutch Medical Association
  • Steering committee of the second Dutch national survey on the incidence and severity of sports injuries conducted by the Department of Sports Medicine of the University of Utrecht, at request of the Dutch Ministery of Public Health, Welfare and Sports.
  • Consultant for public health matters, to the board of directors of the Dutch Heart Foundation’
  • Scientific advisory board of ArboNed (ArboNed is one of the largest Dutch occupational health services)
  • Vice-chairman ZonMw (Dutch Research Council) committee ‘Healthy Lifestyle’
  • Member Dutch Health Council Committee on ‘Healthy Living Environment’
  • Member permanent advisory board of the Royal Dutch College of Physicians
  • Educational Advisory Board Academic Internships of the Netherlands School of Public and Occupational Health (NSPOH)
  • Program Board Research Center for Insurance Medicine (KCVG)
  • Member Advisory Board of High Five Health Promotion

Past memberships international committees and advisory boards

  • Grant Evaluation Committee of the Academy of Finland, SALVE public Health programme (Helsinki, Finland)
  • Grant Evaluation Committee MRC/UKCRC Public Health Research Centres of Excellence (London, UK)
  • Scientific Committee of the Fédération Internationale de Médicine Sportive (FIMS)
  • Expert Committee for standardization of Physical Fitness Tests (EUROFIT); Council of Europe
  • Ad hoc Advisory Committee of WHO/CDC on the measurement of physical activity in public health
  • Expert Committee ‘Sports Injury Research’, Council of Europe
  • Chairman of the External International Auditing Committee Swiss Ministry of Public Health/Swiss Olympic Committee, Public Health Programme ‘Cool and Clean’ (2007)
  • Physical Activity Task Force of the International association for the Study of Obesity (member)
  • Chairman of VLIR (‘Vlaamse Interuniversitaire Raad’) external auditing committee (visitatiecommissie) for the MaNaMa Medicine (‘master na-master’ postdoctorale beroepsopleidingen) at all flemish Faculties of Medicine
  • Scientific Committee of Polar Electro Oy of Finland
  • EUROHIS Committee of WHO Europe
  • Personal advisor of the International Network of the European Commission ‘Europe on the Move’ (Luxembourg)
  • External Advisory Board Flemish Research Programme ‘Sports, Physical Activity and Health’
  • External Auditing Committee Medical Research Council Units Epidemiology (Cambridge and Southhampton, UK)
  • External auditing committee Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety (Hopkinton/Boston, USA)
  • Chairman scientific advisory board European Fitness and Health Association (EFHA)
  • Chairman VLIR (‘Vlaamse Interuniversitaire Raad’) external auditing committee (visitatiecommissie) for Human Movement Studies at all Flemish Faculties of Human Movement Science
  • Chairman of the WHO Europe committee Health-Enhancing Physical Activity
  • Chairman VLUHR (‘Vlaamse Universiteiten en Hogescholen Raad’) external auditing committe (visitatiecommissie) for master-after-master schools at all Flemish Faculties of Medicine

Past editorial board memberships

  • International Journal of Sports Medicine
  • Journal of Science and Medicine in Sports
  • Dutch Journal of Sports Medicine (‘Geneeskunde en Sport’; assosciate editor)
  • Dutch Journal of Applied Sport Sciences (Sportforum, Tijdschrift voor Toegepaste Sportwetenschappen’; associate editor)
  • Pediatric Exercise Science

Past board memberships of professional organisations

  • International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
  • Dutch Association of Sports Medicine
  • Dutch Society for Epidemiology
  • Dutch Association of Human Movement Science (president)
  • International Council for Physical Activity and Fitness Research

Current memberships national committees and advisory boards

  • Scientific Advisory Board of the Maastricht Study
  • Chairman Advisory Board of the Survey of Accidents and Physical Activity in The Netherlands (OBiN) at request of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports
  • Top Grant Committee pool of ZonMw
  • Member Advisory Board of the Directorate of Social Medical Affairs of the Dutch National Institute for Employee Benefit Schemes (UWV)
  • Scientific Advisory Board of AGIS (Dutch health insurer)
  • Board of the Foundation for pre-financing and garanty funds for International Congresses in The Netherlands (Stichting VGF)

Current memberships international committees and advisory boards

  • International Scientific Advisory Group of the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR, UK Clinical Research Collaboration)
  • International Scientific Advisory Board of the Centre for Research in Childhood Health (RICH, University of Southern Denmark)
  • Member of the Contact Group Sport of the European Commission (Bruxelles, Directorate General for Education and Culture)
  • Member of the steering committee of the WHO Europe Health Enhancing Physical Activity Network (HEPA)
  • Member ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) Board of Trustees

Current editorial board memberships

  • BMJ Case Reports
  • British Journal of Sports Medicine
  • Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine (associate editor)
  • International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity
  • International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
  • Journal of Adolescent Health
  • Journal of Athletic Training
  • Journal of Sports Science and Medicine
  • Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports
  • Sports Medicine
  • The Physician and Sports Medicine
  • Journal of Sports Sciences (associate editor)
  • Sports Medicine – Open

Current board memberships of professional organisations

  • International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH)
  • International Association of Workplace Health Promotion (IAWHP)

Current memberships of (inter-)professional organisations (in addition to the above mentioned board memberships)

  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • European College of Sports Sciences
  • International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and physical Activity
  • Flemish Association for Sports Medicine
  • Dutch Association for Sports Medicine
  • Dutch Epidemiological Society
  • Dutch Society for Human Movement Sciences
  • Dutch Royal Society for Physical Education
  • Dutch College of Occupational Medicine
  • Royal Dutch Medical Association
  • Dutch Association for the Study of Obesity