VAN KANN Dave
Senior researcher and lecturer at Fontys University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands
Dave Van Kann is appointed as senior researcher and lecturer at Fontys University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. His research expertise is focused on creating supportive living environments for a healthy lifestyle, particularly in children. He is involved in multiple research projects studying the effect of environmental influences on health behaviors by the use of objective measures, such as accelerometry and GPS, and supervises 3 PhD candidates on these topics.
He is project leader of two intervention studies targeting children’s nutrition behavior and physical activity, in which translating empirical evidence into practice is a main goal. Further, he is coordinator of a Master’s degree program at Fontys University of Applied Sciences (Master Sports and Physical Education).
- Van Kann DHH, de Vries SI, Schipperijn J, de Vries NK, Jansen MWJ, Kremers SPJ (2017). A multicomponent schoolyard intervention targeting children’s recess physical activity and sedentary behavior: Effects after one year. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 14, 866-875.
- Van Kann DHH, de Vries SI, Schipperijn J, de Vries NK, Jansen MWJ, Kremers SPJ (2016). Schoolyard characteristics, physical activity and sedentary behavior: Combining GPS and accelerometry. Journal of School Health, 86(12), 913-921.
- Van Kann DHH, Kremers SPJ, de Vries NK, de Vries SI, & Jansen MWJ (2016). The effect of a multicomponent intervention on physical activity and sedentary behavior in primary school children: the Active Living study. Preventive Medicine, 89, 64-69.
- Van Kann DHH, Jansen MWJ, de Vries SI, de Vries NK, Kremers SPJ (2015). Active Living: Development and quasi-experimental evaluation of a school-centered physical activity intervention for primary school children. BMC Public Health, 13:1315.
- Gubbels JS, Van Kann DHH, De Vries NK, Thijs CT, Kremers SPJ (2014). The next step in health behavior research: the need for ecological moderation analyses – an application to diet and physical activity at childcare. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 11:52.