Hidde van der Ploeg

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Research interests

Hidde van der Ploeg is associate professor at the Department of Public and Occupational Health of Amsterdam UMC. He holds a PhD (2006) and degrees in Epidemiology and Human Movement Science, all from the VU University Amsterdam.

He chairs the section Health Behaviour & Prevention in the Department of Public and Occupational Health, and co-chairs the Health Behaviors & Chronic Disease research program in the Amsterdam Public Health research institute.

His main research expertise is in physical activity and sedentary behaviours in relation to public and occupational health. His main focusses are on 1) physical activity and sedentary behaviour interventions, 2) epidemiology of physical activity and sedentary behaviour, 3) measurement and surveillance of physical activity and sedentary behaviours.


physical activity, sedentary behavior, public health, lifestyle, prevention

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

External positions

Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Sydney School of Public Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

1 May 20121 Jun 2021

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