Annelies Thienpondt

Assistant / PhD at the Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Ghent University

Contact: annelies.thienpondt@ugent.be

Research Area

Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Ghent University

Biography

I hold a Master’s degree in Health Promotion. Since 2016, I work at the Department of Public Health and Primary Care of Ghent University (Belgium). As an assistant my work consists, besides being a PhD student, of several teaching activities in the Master Health Promotion. For my research, I focus on (determinants of) alcohol consumption in different age groups. Also, I investigate effective prevention strategies to reduce alcohol consumption, such as Temporary Abstinence Campaigns. Within my studies a variety of research methods have been applied: for example qualitative focus group interviews and online quantitative questionnaires. Additionally, I am involved in a four-yearly, large-scale survey on substance (ab)use among college students and an advisor on policy plans on substance use at our University.