Journal of Sleep Disorders: Treatment and CareISSN: 2325-9639

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S Van den Broecke

Professor of Health Psychology at the Department of Psychology

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Stephan van den Broucke is Professor of Health Psychology at the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium.

Formerly a senior expert at the Flemish Institute for Health Promotion in Brussels (1993-2005), a project officer at the Executive Agency for Health and Consumers of the European Commission in Luxembourg (2006-2009), and an Associate Professor at the Department of International Health, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences of Maastricht University, The Netherlands (2009-2010), he has coordinated and supervised a large number of national and international research projects in the areas of health promotion planning and evaluation, mental health promotion, health inequalities, capacity building and health literacy.

He serves as an expert adviser to the European Commission’s Health and Research Directorate Generals and as a technical adviser for the World Health Organisation, and is a member of the executive team of the Regional Committee for Europe of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE).


In addition to his teaching assignment at the UCL, he also teaches in the Master program in Psychology at the KU Leuven, Belgium, and has been a guest lecturer at various universities and institutes across Europe.


Stephan Van den Broucke holds a Ph.D. in Psychology (KU Leuven) and a degree in Complementary Studies in Health Policy (University of Antwerp). He is author or co-author of more than 50 peer-reviewed international publications and author and editor of several books.

Research Interest

Obstructive sleep apnea; Actigraphy; Continuous positive airway pressure; Sleep duration; Physical activity


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