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Veronique Van Acker

  • 11, Porte des Sciences, Maison des Sciences Humaines

    L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette/Belval

    Luxembourg

20172021

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Research summary

Veronique Van Acker is a Research Scientist at the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER, since 2016) where she is heading the research theme ‘Living with urban dynamics’ of the Urban Development and Mobility department. She is also a Guest Professor at the Department of Geography of Ghent University (since 2017) where she teaches courses on Spatial Analysis. Before joining LISER, she has worked as an Assistant Professor in Urban Studies at the University of Amsterdam (2013-2016) and as a postdoctoral researcher at Ghent University (2010-2016). She obtained her PhD in Geography from Ghent University in 2010. Her PhD has been awarded the Eric Pas Dissertation Prize 2010 by the International Association for Travel Behaviour Research (IATBR), the BIVEC-GIBET PhD Award 2011 by BIVEC-GIBET, and the Mercator-Ortelius Prize 2014 by the University of Antwerp. She also received the Fred Burggraf Award 2015 by the Transportation Research Board for her conference paper on lifestyles and travel behaviour, as well as the PSLUT Best Paper Award on Sustainable Land-Use/Transport Solutions 2010 by the European Transport Conference for her conference paper on objective and spatial influences of modal choice.

 

Veronique has been a visiting research fellow at the University of Sydney (with Prof. Dr. Corinne Mulley, 2015), University of California at Davis (with Prof. Dr. Patricia Mokhtarian, 2008), and Delft University of Technology (with Prof. Dr. Bert van Wee, 2006). Her research interests include the interaction between the built environment and travel behaviour, lifestyles and attitudes in relation to mobility, differences in mobility attitudes and behaviour between generations, and how early experiences affect travel habits.  Her current research focuses on travel satisfaction and subjective well-being. She uses a life-oriented  approach by considering the interactions between satisfaction with multiple life domains and not only travel. More specifically, she studies the role of commuting satisfaction in changing commuting, residential and work-related attitudes, behaviour and satisfaction over a person’s life course. Her research has been published in leading academic journals such as the International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, Journal of Transport Geography, Transportation, and Transport Reviews.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD

External positions

Guest Professor 'Spatial Analysis', Ghent University

2017 → …

Free keywords

  • transport geography
  • urban planning
  • travel behaviour
  • mobility biographies

Keywords

  • G Geography (General)
  • HE Transportation and Communications

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