Saskia te Velde

As of 2018, Saskia works for the HU University of Applied Sciences as a researcher in the research group of Innovation of Mobility Care and as a program manager for the Research Center for Healthy and Sustainable Living. Her main interest is in the promotion of active and sustainable lifestyles and health.

After her master Human Movement Sciences, Saskia received her PhD at the VU University Medical Center Amsterdam (2004). Saskia has ample experience in the development and evaluation of interventions in various contexts and applying different methodologies. Previously, Saskia worked as a senior researcher at the department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the VUMC. 

My main interest is the promotion of active and sustainable lifestyles taking into account motivational and environmental factors. Challenges are in the complex context where many factors interact and should not be addressed in isolation.


  • Health promotion
  • Monitoring & evaluation
  • Epidemiology & methodology



  • Oudere mensen lopen
    • Research groups: Co-design, Innovation in Healthcare Processes in Pharmacology, Innovation of Movement Care, Living and Wellbeing, Marketing & Customer Experience, Proactive care for older people living at home
    • 1 January 2020 - 31 December 2023
    FRIEND Fall Prevention Implementation Study
  • older people strolling together
    • Research group: Innovation of Movement Care
    • 1 September 2021 - 31 December 2023
    Active ageing (fit and safe in old age)

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Saskia te Velde

  • Researcher
  • Research group: Innovation of Movement Care