Karin Proper was born in Vaassen, The Netherlands, 1972. In 1997, she received her MSc degree from the University of Groningen in Human Movement Sciences with a specialisation in Work and Health. From 1997 to 2005, she worked at TNO Quality for Life and in worked on her PhD project in collaboration with the Department of Public and Occupational Health and the EMGO+ Institute for Health and Care Research of the VU University Medical Center. She received her PhD degree in 2003. In 2005, she has worked for a couple of months at the University of Queensland (School of Population Health), Brisbane, Australia. From 2005 to 2010, she worked as a senior researcher at the Department of Public and Occupational Health and the EMGO+ Institute, Amsterdam. From 2010, she works as a senior researcher at the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands, and additionally works at the EMGO+ Institute, Amsterdam. Karin Proper is mainly interested in physical activity, lifestyle behaviours, overweight, health, and work. She is involved as a supervisor in several PhD projects on worksite lifestyle intervention studies, including analyses to the effectiveness and economic evaluations. She is also involved in projects with respect to the relation between overweight and mental ill health, and the mechanisms (mediaotrs and moderators) in this relation. She is member of the editorial board of several peer-reviewed scientific journals. Especially on the topic of (cost-)effectiveness of worksite physical activity interventions, she has been invited as a speaker for diverse international meetings. She has been a member of the board of several committees; currently, she is member of the Netherlands Society for Human Movement Sciences.
Biography Updated on 14 August 2011