Lenneke Vaandrager

Dr.ir. Lenneke Vaandrager

Dr.ir. Lenneke Vaandrager


Associate Professor Health and Society
Coordinator of the European Training Consortium in Public Health and Health Promotion
Member of IUHPE Global Working Group on Salutogenesis
Member of the International Network for Sustainable Organizational Interventions
Member of the Health Inequalities Research Committee of the Dutch ZonMw Research Funding Programme
Coordinator of the overall evaluation of 46 “Healthy Future Nearby” projects

Wageningen University
Health & Society
PO Box 8130, 6700 EW Wageningen, the Netherlands

Lenneke obtained her MSc degree in 1989 at Wageningen University where she graduated in human nutrition with a social science specialisation in health promotion. In 1995 she successfully defended her dissertation on community based health promotion in several European “Healthy Cities”. Former jobs: environmental health manager (Gaza Strip & The Yemen), programme manager Workplace Health Promotion at the Netherlands Institute of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (NIGZ). Since 2005 she works at the Health and Society group of Wageningen University.

Research area’s
Salutogenesis, Health inequalities, Health Promotion Research, Settings for Health, Workplace Health Promotion and Health and the Natural Environment.

Involved in ETC
Participated as a student in the 1st course in 1991, member since 2006 and coordinator since 2010.

One thing you like about ETC
Collaborative learning and the ETC spirit.


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