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 and Scientific Director of the Centre for Space Place and Society. Her overall research focus is to analyse and contribute to the development of inclusive healthy 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.

Current research

Work in Natural Environments for People with an Occupational Disability (Binnenwerk Buiten)https://www.wur.nl/en/project/Work-in-Natural-Environments-for-People-with-an-Occupational-Disability-Binnenwerk-Buiten-1.htm

Living Lab the natural breeding ground for the neighbourhood https://www.wur.nl/en/project/living-lab-lindenholt.htm

Addressing Health Inequalities in Vulnerable Urban Neighbourhoods by Social Community Enterprises https://www.wur.nl/en/project/Addressing-Health-Inequalities-in-Vulnerable-Urban-Neighbourhoods-by-Social-Community-Enterprises-.htm

From diet to everyday-social 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

European Forum on Urban Agriculture https://www.efua.eu/

Lenneke is coordinator of the European Training Consortium which organises annual training courses on 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