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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.
Guest Professor 'Spatial Analysis', Ghent University2017 → …
- transport geography
- urban planning
- travel behaviour
- mobility biographies
- G Geography (General)
- HE Transportation and Communications
LiFT: From Low fares to no fares: an analysis of economic, operational, socio-spatial and political dynamics of fare-Free public Transport
Van Acker, V. & Boussauw, K.
1/01/21 → 31/12/24
Witlox, F., DE VOS, J. & Van Acker, V.
1/09/19 → 31/08/23
1/01/19 → 30/04/22
1/05/20 → 28/02/21
Etude de Faisabilité pour la mise en place d'un Observatoire de la Mobilité et son intégration dans un observatoire territorial commun de l'aménagement du territoire, du logement et de la mobilité
17/01/20 → 15/05/20
Dijst, M. (ed.), D'Ambrosio, C., Van Acker, V., Van Kerm, P., Martin, L., Cosaert, S., Gewinner, I., Görges, L., Suhrcke, M., Seuring, T. & Vögele, C., 18 Mar 2021, Esch-sur-Alzette: LISER. 124 p. (Les rapports du LISER)
Research output: Book/Report › Other reportOpen AccessFile167 Downloads (Pure)
How childhood experiences affect travel behaviour differently across generations: an example of structural equation modelling in mobility biographies researchVan Acker, V., Mulley, C. & Ho, L., 2020, Mobility and Travel Behaviour across the Life Course. Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches. Scheiner, J. & Rau, H. (eds.). Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., p. 190-205 (Transport, Mobilities and Spatial Change).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter › peer-review
Van Acker, V., 29 Jun 2020.
Research output: Contribution to conference › OtherOpen Access
Van Acker, V., Sandoval, S. & Cools, M., 2020.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Poster › peer-reviewFile2 Downloads (Pure)
Van Acker, V., Sandoval, S. & Cools, M., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In: Transportation Research Record.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review