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Prof.dr. A.J. (Allard) van der Beek 

Program leader Societal Participation & Health

“Lifelong participation, for everyone, everywhere”

Allard van der Beek is head of the department of Public and Occupational Health (VUmc) and Program director of the Societal Participation & Health program of the Amsterdam Public Health research institute. He is coordinator of Body@Work, Research Center Physical Activity, Work & Health, TNO-VUmc, and he is also vice-chair of the Program Board of the Research Center for Insurance Medicine AMC-UMCG-UWV-VUmc

Allard van der Beek has obtained his MSc degree at the Faculty of Human Movement Sciences (VU University Amsterdam) and is a registered epidemiologist. He obtained his PhD degree on the thesis entitled ‘Assessment of workload in lorry drivers’ at the Coronel Institute for Occupational Health (Academic Medical Center / University of Amsterdam). After a couple of years at the Department of Public Health (Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam), he moved to the Department of Public and Occupational Health (VU University Medical Center), where he is holding a tenured position as Professor of Occupational Epidemiology since 2007.

His main research topics have been exposure assessment, (cost-)effectiveness of interventions, worksite health promotion, etiology of work-related musculoskeletal disorders and work stress, and insurance medicine.

Contact information

Department of Public and Occupational Health, VU University Medical Centre

T: +31 20 444 9649, E: a.vanderbeek@vumc.nl

Secretary: T: +31 20 444 8206

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