dr.ir. HW (Lenneke) Vaandrager

dr.ir. HW (Lenneke) Vaandrager

Associate Professor Health & Society

Lenneke Vaandrager, PhD in health promotion, is Associate professor Health and Society. Her overall research focus is to analyse and contribute to the development of inclusive healthy settings: contexts in which people engage in daily activities in which environmental, organizational and personal factors interact to affect health and wellbeing. Examples of settings are cities, social enterprises, communities, workplaces and families. Most of her work is inspired by systems thinking and salutogenesis.

She coordinates/teaches the following courses: Environmental Assets for Health (2nd year Bachelor Health & Society);Settings for health promotion (Master Health & Society); Guest lectures in Human Resource Management and A Global Sense of Place

Current research projects:

The overall evaluation of 46 "Healthy Future Nearby" projects https://www.wur.nl/en/project/The-Overall-Evaluation-of-Healthy-Futures-nearby.

The potential of green programmes for the rehabilitation of young employees with burnout: a salutogenic approach https://www.wur.nl/en/project/The-potential-of-green-programmes-for-the-rehabilitation-of-young-employees-with-burnout-a-salutogenic-approach.htm

Understanding the Social Determinants driving Infant and Yound Child Feeding among Rwandan Households https://www.wur.nl/en/project/Understanding-the-Social-Determinants-driving-Infant-and-Yound-Child-Feeding-among-Rwandan-Households.htm

From diet to everyday-social life: a salutogenic approach towards enabling healthful eating among diabetes type 2 patients https://www.wur.nl/en/project/From-diet-to-everyday-social-life-a-salutogenic-approach-towards-enabling-healthful-eating-among-diabetes-type-2-patients-Acronym-D2SAL.htm

PARTIGAN: Community Greening in Arnhem and Nijmegen https://www.wur.nl/en/project/PARTIGAN-Community-Greening-in-Arnhem-and-Nijmegen.htm

Lenneke is coordinator the European Training Consortium in Public Health and Health Promotion, formed by eleven public health schools and institutions, which organises annual training courses (160 hours of formal study; post-graduate level) on developing tools for health promotion strategies in Europe https://etcsummerschool.wordpress.com/

Lenneke is member the IUHPE Global Working Group on Salutogenesis (GWGS). http://www.iuhpe.org/index.php/en/global-working-groups-gwgs/gwg-on-salutogenesis