Taetske Altenburg

DR., (Principal Investigator), Associate professor


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Research interests

As a human movement scientist, Dr. Altenburg is interested in movement behaviours. She is specialised in child-friendly research methods, including participatory action research. Dr. Altenburg her research is focused on measurement, determinants and mechanisms underlying the health consequences of physical activity and sedentary behaviour. In her work, she involves youth themselves to co-create innovations that maximise their health.


Child Public Health


Participatory action research

Experimental research

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

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Muscle activation during isometric and dynamic exercise, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Award Date: 12 Jun 2008

PhD, Muscle activation during isometric and dynamic exercise, Manchester Metropolitan University

Award Date: 1 May 2008

Master, Human Movement Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Award Date: 30 Apr 2003


  • RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
  • physical activity
  • sedentary behaviour
  • accelerometer data analysis
  • participatory methods
  • RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
  • child
  • adolescent
  • QP Physiology
  • cardiometabolic indicators
  • muscle function

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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  • IJBNPA Award 2020

    Chin A Paw, Mai (Recipient), Tremblay, Mark S. (Recipient), Aubert, Salome (Recipient), Barnes, Joel D. (Recipient), Saunders, Travis J. (Recipient), Carson, Valerie (Recipient), Latimer-Cheung, Amy E. (Recipient), Chastin, Sebastien F. M. (Recipient), Altenburg, Taetske (Recipient), Aminian, Saeideh (Recipient), Arundell, Lauren (Recipient), Hinkley, Trina (Recipient), Hnatiuk, Jill (Recipient), Atkin, Andrew J. (Recipient), Belanger, Kevin (Recipient), Chaput, Jean Philippe (Recipient), Gunnell, Katie (Recipient), Larouche, Richard (Recipient) & Manyanga, Taru (Recipient), 2020

    Prize: Other distinction