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Dan Andersson

Doctoral student


Phone: +46 70-625 35 05

Visiting address: Lidingövägen 1

Room: 1221

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.

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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. 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.


Academic title

Bachelor of Education in Physical Education