Phone: +46 8-120 53 844
Visiting address: Lidingövägen 1
Belongs to: Department of Physical Activity and Health, Section for Health Science
Read more about my interests in research and collaboration.
I am interested in the relationship between physical activity, health and sustainability. My doctoral project aims to understand more about how different environmental factors, such as greenery, noise and topography, affects our propensity to walk in general and to commute by foot in particular. Slightly simplified, I examine "push and pull factors" in relation to active commuting and the physical environment. Another area that interests me is related to how our cognitive function is affected by physical activity.
During the fall semester of 2022, I was a visiting scholar at the Center for Geospatial Analytics, North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC and at the Urban Health Collaborative, Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. I am also collaborating with researchers from University of Queensland, Brisbane.
- Comprehensive Doctoral Thesis
Exploring Perceptions of Route Environments in Relation to Walking2024
- Dan Andersson
High intensity and sprint interval training, and work-related cognitive function in adults2023
- Nicholas D Gilson,
- Dan Andersson,
- Zoe E Papinczak,
Perceptions of suburban route environments in relation to deterring or facilitating walking, and in a comparison with an inner urban setting-
- Dan Andersson,
- Lina Wahlgren,
- Peter Schantz
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Before I started at GIH, I worked for more than ten years at the University of Borås. There I started and was responsible for the freestanding courses "Physical Activity and Health" and "Health, Lifestyle and Change in the Individual". I also supervised students and held the physical tests on the police program.
I have written a couple of books, including a textbook on physical education and health for high school and a textbook on physical activity and health for college External link.. In 2022, I was the editor of the book Åstrandtest – On pioneership and development in work physiology theory and practice External link..
For many years I worked as a swimming coach, including in SK Neptun and in SK-70 Sandared.
Bachelor of Education in Physical Education