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Personal profile

Research interests

As a human movement scientist, Dr. Altenburg is interested in movement behaviours. She is specialised in child-friendly research methods, including participatory action research. Dr. Altenburg her research is focused on measurement, determinants and mechanisms underlying the health consequences of physical activity and sedentary behaviour. In her work, she involves youth themselves to co-create innovations that maximise their health.


Child Public Health


Participatory action research

Experimental research

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

PhD, Manchester Metropolitan University

Master, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

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Research Output 2006 2019

  • 54 Article
  • 6 Review article
  • 1 Comment/Letter to the editor

From Total Volume to Sequence Maps: Sophisticated Accelerometer Data Analysis

Chinapaw, M. J., Wang, X., Andersen, L. B. & Altenburg, T. M., 2019, In : Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 51, 4, p. 814-820

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Sedentary Behavior Research Network (SBRN) - Terminology Consensus Project process and outcome

Tremblay, M. S., Aubert, S., Barnes, J. D., Saunders, T. J., Carson, V., Latimer-Cheung, A. E., Chastin, S. F. M., Altenburg, T. M., Chinapaw, M. J. M., Atkin, A. J. & on behalf of SBRN Terminology Consensus Project Participants, 10 Jun 2017, In : International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 14, 1, 75.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Activities 2011 2019

ACTS meeting Amsterdam - Workshop Concept Mapping

Teatske Altenburg (Organiser)
10 Jul 201911 Jul 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

Lichamelijke activiteit bij 0-4 jarigen- voor een gezonde groei en ontwikkeling

Teatske Altenburg (Speaker), Sanne Veldman (Speaker)
13 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Webinar Participatory Action Research

Teatske Altenburg (Speaker), Manou Anselma (Speaker)
15 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior in children

Teatske Altenburg (Speaker)
6 Feb 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Press / Media

Kinderen met niet-westerse migratieachtergond vaker te dik, hoe komt dat?

Teatske Altenburg


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities