HEPA Europe Steering Committee


  • Tommi Vasankari, Urho Kekkonen (UKK) Institute for Health Promotion Research, Finland (chairman)
  • Andrea Backović Juričan, National Institute of Public Health, Slovenia
  • Winfried Banzer, Olympics Sports Confederation, Germany
  • Olov Belander, Department of Environmental Health, Norwegian Directorate of Health
  • Finn Berggren, Gerlev Physical Education and Sports Academy, Denmark
  • Narcis Gusi, Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Extremadura, Spain
  • Bengt Kayser, Institute of Sports Medicine, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Sonja Kahlmeier, University of Zürich, Switzerland (executive member)
  • Karen Milton, British Heart Foundation (BHF) Centre on Population Approaches for Noncommunicable Disease Prevention, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Marie H. Murphy, University of Ulster, United Kingdom
  • Niamh Murphy, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland
  • Francesca Racioppi, WHO/Europe
  • Anne Vuillemin, Faculty of Sport, Lorraine University, France
  • Willem van Mechelen, Vrije Universiteit (VU) Medical Centre, the Netherlands
  • Wanda Wendel-Vos, Centre for Prevention and Health Services, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), the Netherlands


  • Global Advocacy on Physical Activity (GAPA), Advocacy Council of the International Society on Physical Activity and Health (currently Fiona Bull, University of Western Australia)