Prof. Stephan Van den Broucke
Stephan Van den Broucke is Professor of Public Health Psychology and Vice-Dean at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences and the Psychological Sciences Research Institute of the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium. He formerly held positions of senior expert at the Flemish Institute for Health Promotion (Belgium), project officer at the Executive Agency for Health and Consumers of the European Commission, and Associate Professor at the Department of International Health of Maastricht University (Netherlands). His main research interest include preventive health behavior change, health promotion planning and evaluation, self-management education for chronic disease, health literacy, and public health capacity building. He participated as a principal investigator in several large scale international studies, including the European Health Literacy Survey(HLS-EU), Reviewing Public Health Capacities in Europe, Action-For-Health, and IC-Health, and coordinated the EUDiabetes Literacyproject. He is an associate editor of the journal Health Promotion International, an Executive Board Member of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education(UHPE), an Advisory Board Member of the Asian Health Literacy Association, and President of the Well Done Health Literacy Awards, and has been a guest professor at universities in France, Peru, Kazakhstan, and Malaysia. He frequently serves as an advisor for national research boards, for the European Commission, and for the WHO.