Mireille van Poppel, PhD:

Physical activity and inflammation in pregnancy

Institute of Sport Science, University of Graz, Mozartgasse 14, A-8010 Graz;
phone: +43-316-380 2335, fax: +43-316-380 9097,  e-mail
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Personal data:
Date of birth: December 8, 1966
Place of birth: Doetinchem, the Netherlands
University education:
1984–1990 Medical Biology, University of Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands
Professional experiences:
1995–1999 PhD student, EMGO Institute, VU University, Amsterdam
1999–2000 Researcher, Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, Utrecht
2000–2014 Associate Professor, Dept. of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam
2015–present Professor, Institute of Sport Science, University of Graz, Graz, Austria
Career-related activities:
2004–2012 Assistant Editor of the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
2005–2012 Member of the steering committee of the European Network for the promotion of Health Enhancing Physical Activity (HEPA Europe)
2012–present Member of the editorial board of Journal of Physical Activity and Health
2000–present Reviewer of grant proposals for the European Committee (FP7 Programme), the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board Research Advisory Council, Canada, the Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development (ZonMw), the Research Foundation Flanders, Iceland Center for Research, Irish Research Council
2015–present Member of IOC expert group “Exercise and pregnancy in recreational and elite athletes”.
2010–present Member of the Diabetes in Pregnancy Study Group (DPSG) Europe