Femke van Nassau is a Post Doc at the Department of Public and Occupational Health of the EMGO+ Institute at the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She holds a PhD (2015) from the VU University Amsterdam and a Msc degree in Health Sciences (major in Human Movement Science) from Maastricht University, both in the Netherlands.
Her main research topics are: Implementation research, process and effect evaluation, determinants of implementation, measurement of sedentary and physical activity behavior, intervention development following the Intervention Mapping protocol, prevention of overweight, qualitative research (focus group, interview). As part of her PhD research, Femke developed an implementation index score to measure programme delivery by combining measures of quality, dosage and fidelity.
Within the department, Femke has teaching responsibilities concerning courses for students the faculties of Medicine, Human Movement Sciences and Health Sciences and individual supervision in research training.