Peer- reviewed articles and chapters
Conference abstracts (published)
Conference abstracts and meetings presentations (not published)
REPOPA Research reports
REPOPA Newsletters

Lay publications, media coverage

Theses

 

Peer-reviewed articles and chapters

2018

Roelofs, S., Edwards, N., Viehbeck, S., & Anderson, C. (forthcoming). Formative, embedded evaluation to strengthen interdisciplinary team science: Results of a four-year, mixed methods, multi-country case study. Research Evaluation.

Tudisca, V., Valente, A., Castellani, T., Stahl, T., Sandu, P., Dulf, D., Spitters, H., Van de Goor, I., Radl-Karimi, C., Syed, MA., Loncarevic, N., Juel Lau, C., Roelofs, S., Bertram, M., Edwards, N., Aro, AR., and on behalf of the REPOPA Consortium. (2018). Development of measurable indicators to enhance public health evidence-informed policy-making. Health Research Policy and Systems, 16:47. Link to the article. 

Bertram, M., Loncarevic, N., Radl-Karimi, C., Thøgersen, M., Skovgaard, T., Aro, AR. (2018). Contextually tailored interventions can increase evidence-informed policy-making on health-enhancing physical activity: the experiences of two Danish municipalities. Health Research Policy and Systems, 16:14. Link to the article.

2017

Spitters, HPEM., van Oers, JAM.Sandu, P., Lau, CJ., Quanjel, M., Dulf, D., Chereches, R., van de Goor, LAM. (2017). Developing a policy game intervention to enhance collaboration in public health policymaking in three European countries. BMC Public Health, 17:961. Link to the article.
 

Jakobsen, MW., Lau, CJ., Skovgaard, T., Hämäläinen, R-M., Aro, AR. (2017). Use of research evidence in policymaking in three Danish municipalities. Evidence & Policy, Online First, July 3, 2017. Link to the article.

Spitters, HPEM., Juel Lau, C., Sandu, P., Quanjel, M., Dulf, D., Glümer, C., van Oers, HAM., van de Goor, IAM. (2017). Unravelling networks in local public health policymaking in three European countries – a systems analysis. Health Research Policy and Systems (2017) 15:5 DOI 10.1186/s12961-016-0168-2. Link to the article.

van de Goor I, Hämäläinen, RM, Syed, AM, Juel Lau, C, Sandu, P, Spitters, HPEM, Eklund Karlsson, L, Dulf, D, Valente, A, Castellani, T, Aro, AR, on behalf of the REPOPA consortium. (2017). Determinants of Evidence Use in Public Health Policy Making. Results from a study across six EU countries. Health Policy, 121(3), 273-281Link to the article.

2016

Aro, AR. (2016) Towards evidence-informed policymaking in physical activity. Letter to Editor. Journal of Preventive Medicine, 3:18. Link to the article.

Bertram, M., Radl-Karimi, C., Loncarevic, N., Thøgersen, M., Skovgaard, T., Jansen, J., Castellani, T., Dorgelo, A., Valente, A., Cori, L. and Aro, AR. (2016). Planning Locally Tailored Interventions on Evidence Informed Policy Making - Needs Assessment, Design and Methods. Health Systems and Policy Research, 3(2). Link to the article.

Bertram, M., Wiechmann, A., Aro, AR. and Gulis, G. (2016).  Adaption of Knowledge and Participation of Stakeholders in Three Public Health Interventions at Local Government Level in Denmark. International Journal of Community & Family Medicine Volume 1-115. Link to the article.

Castellani, T., Valente, A., Cori, L. and Bianchi, F. (2016). Detecting the use of evidence in a meta-policy. Evidence & Policy, 12(1), 91-107(17). Link to the article.

Eklund Karlsson, L., Jakobsen, MW., Winblad Heiberg, M. and Aro, AR. (2016). Involvement of external stakeholders in local health policymaking process: a case study from Odense Municipality, Denmark. Evidence and Policy. Link to the article.

Hämäläinen, R-M., Aro, AR., Lau, CJ., Rus, D., Cori, L., Syed, A. and The REsearch into POlicy to enhance Physical Activity (REPOPA) Consortium. (2016). Cross-sector cooperation in health-enhancing physical activity policymaking: more potential than achievements? Health Research Policy and Systems, 14(33). Link to the article.

2015

Aro, AR., Bertram, M., Hämäläinen, R-M., van de Goor, LAM., Skovgaard, T., Valente, A., Castellani, T., Chereches, RM. and Edward, N. on behalf of the REPOPA Consortium. (2015). Integrating research evidence and physical activity policy making – REPOPA project. Health Promotion International, 31, 1-10.  Link to the article.

Bertram, M., Loncarevic, N., Castellani, T., Valente, A., Gulis, G. and Aro, AR. (2015). How could we start to develop indicators for evidence-informed policy making in Public Health and Health Promotion? Health Systems and Policy Research, 2(1). Link to the article.

Hämäläinen, R-M. and Aro, AR. (2015). Ohjelmallinen tutkimusprosessi politiikkatoimien tutkimuksessa – tapaustutkimuksena liikuntapolitiikka ja tutkimustiedon käyttö(Programmatic research process in the study of policies – a case study on physical exercise policies and the use of research evidence). Hallinnon Tutkimus – Research on administration, ISSN: 0359-6680, 34 (3), 249–263. (In Finnish) (Abstract available in English).

Hämäläinen, R-M. and Aro, AR. (2015). Chapter: Terveyttä edistävän liikunnan politiikkatoimet ja tutkimustieto. (Health enhancing physical activity and research evidence), book: Information management – theories and practices (Tiedolla johtaminen – teoriaa ja käytäntöjä) Virtanen, P. & Stenvall, J. & Rannisto P-H (Eds.) Tampere University Press, 233-257. April 2015. (In Finnish). Link to the book.

Hämäläinen, R-M., Aro, AR., van de Goor, LAM., Lau, CJ., Jakobsen, MW., Chereches, RM., Syed, AM. and On behalf of the REPOPA Consortium. (2015). Exploring the use of research evidence in health-enhancing physical activity policies. Health Research Policy and Systems, 13(43), 1-9. Link to the article.

Sandu, P., Rus, D., Chereches, RM., Brînză, C., Baba, C., Lau, CJ, van de Goor, LAM. (2015). A systems’ analysis of health enhancing physical activity policy making at local level in Romania. Elsevier Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences published by: Medimond International Proceedings, ISBN 978-88-7587-718-7, 77-83.

2014

Hämäläinen, R-M. and Villa, T. (2014). Terveyttä edistävän liikunnan politiikkatoimet ja tutkimustiedon käyttö (Health-Enhancing Physical policy measures and the use of research findings). Liikunta ja tiede, 51(1), 36-43. Link to the article.

Valente, A., Castellani, T., Bertram, M. and Aro, AR. (2014). Models and visions of science–policy interaction: Remarks from a Delphi study in Italy. Science and Public Policy (2014), 1-14. Link to the article.

2013

Hämäläinen, R-M. and Villa, T. (2013). REPOPA-hanke kartoittaa tutkimustiedon käyttöä liikunnan politiikkatoimissa. Liikunta ja tiede, 50(1), 99-100. Link to the article.

2012

Edwards, N., Viehbeck, S., Hämäläinen, R-M., Rus, D., Skovgaard, T., van de Goor, I., Valente, A., Syed, A. and Aro, AR. (2012). Challenges of ethical clearance in International Health Policy and Social Sciences Research: Experiences and Recommendations from Multi-Country Research Programme, Public Health Reviews, 34(1), 1-18. Link to the article.

Conference abstracts (published)

2017

Loncarevic, N., Bertram, M., Dorgelo, A., Jansen, J., Aro, AR. And REPOPA project. (2017). One-year sustainability of Stewardship policy interventions in Denmark and The Netherlands. European Journal of Public Health, Volume 27, Issue suppl3. Link to the abstract.

2016

Aro, AR., Bertram, M., Radl-Karimi,C. and Loncarevic, N. (2016). REPOPA interventions found fruitful ways to integrate research knowledge with physical activity policymaking. 8th Nordic Health Promotion Research conference. Jyväskylä, Finland. June 20-22, 2016. Link to the conference program and abstract

Barajas, R., Sandu, P., Bozdog, EM., Rus, D., Parker, O., Spitters, HPEM. and Chereches, RM. (2016). Evidence-Informed Policy Making: Effectiveness of Policy Games in Physical Activity Intervention. 33rd ALPHA Annual Health Summit: “Health Across the Generations”.  Alaska, Canada. February 2-4, 2016. Link to the conference and abstract.

Loncarevic, N., Bertam, M., Lau, CJ., Skovgaard, T. and WP3 partners. (2016). STEWARDSHIP - potentialer og udfordringer ved at anvende interventioner til evidens-informeret politikudvikling. (Stewardship - potentials and challenges of using interventions to evidence-informed policy development). Dansk Implementerings Netværk, DIN Årskonference. Odense, Denmark. May 18, 2016. Link to conference program and abstract.

Loncarevic, N., Radl-Karimi, C., Bertram, M., Aro AR., and REPOPA WP3 partners. (2016). Stewardship interventions in evidence-informed policy making: Potentials and pitfalls. 8th Nordic Health Promotion Research conference. Jyväskylä, Finland. June 20-22, 2016. Link to the conference program and abstract

Rus, D., Bozdog, EM., Loncarevic, N., Koudenburg, OA., Spitters, H., Hamalainen, R-M., Valente, A., Cherecheș, RM. and Aro, AR. (2016). REPOPA as an umbrella platform for evidence-informed physical activity policy making. 8th Nordic Health Promotion Research conference. Jyväskylä, Finland. June 20-22, 2016. Link to the conference program and abstract.

Sandu, P., Rus, D., Bozdog, EM., Baba, C., Chereches, RM., Spitters HPEM., Lau, CJ. and van de Goor I.(2016). Policy game: a local level intervention for fostering evidence informed physical activity policymaking. 13th European Association for Sociology of Sport Conference. Copenhagen, Denmark. May 4-7, 2016. Link to the abstract.

Syed, AM., Radl-Karimi, C., Lau, CJ., Valente, A., Castellani, T., Tudisca, V., Aro, AR., and REPOPA WP4 partners. (2016). REPOPA Indicators for evidence-informed policy making in health promotion- Delphi study results from Denmark and UK. 8th Nordic Health Promotion Research conference. Jyväskylä, Finland. June 20-22, 2016. Link to the conference program and abstract.

2015

Cori, L., Bianchi, F., Castellani, T. and Valente, A (2015). Policy interventions on children and physical activity: Lazio and Tuscany in Italy. European Journal of Public Health, 25(3), 227. Link to the abstract.

Dorgelo, A. and Jansen, J. (2015). Policy interventions on physical activity among chronically ill and elderly: the Netherlands. European Journal of Public Health, 25(3), 227. Link to the abstract.

Dorgelo, A., Jansen, J. and Spitters, HPEM. (2015). Stewardship as an ethical approach for evidence informed local policy making in the Netherlands? European Journal of Public Health, 25(3), 178. Link to the abstract

Gulis, G.  and Aro, AR. (2015). Challenges and options in comparing cross-country policy intervention results. European Journal of Public Health, 25(3), 227-228. Link to the abstract.

Lau, CJ., Glümer, C., Spitters, HPEM., Sandu, P., Rus, D., Eklund Karlsson, L. and van de Goor, LAM. (2015). Impact of the policy game In2action on insight and attitude towards intersectoral policy processes in real life policy making: questionnaire results from game participants in three EU country cases. European Journal of Public Health, 25(3), 13. Link to the abstract.

Lau, CJ., Glümer, C., Spitters, HPEM., Sandu, P., Rus, D., Eklund Karlsson, L. and van de Goor, LAM.  (2015). Impact of policy game on insight and attitude to inter sectoral policy processes - EU country cases. European Journal of Public Health, 25(3), 333. Link to the abstract

Loncarevic, N., Radl-Karimi, C., Bertram, M., Gulis, G., Thøgersen, M., Skovgaard, T. and Aro, AR. (2015). Politicians learned to request more research knowledge - intervention results from Denmark.  European Journal of Public Health, 25(3), 226-227. Link to the abstract.

Sandu, P., Rus, D., Lau, CJ., Spitters, HPEM., Chereches, RM. and van de Goor, LAM. (2015). What is a policy game about? Insights in components of how to conduct a policy game by experience. European Journal of Public Health, 25(3), 13. Link to the abstract.

Spitters, HPEM., Lau, CJ., Sandu, P., Dorgelo, A., and van de Goor, LAM. (2015). A policy game intervention to enhance collaboration between stakeholders in local policy development. European Journal of Public Health, 25(3), 12. Link to the abstract.

2014

Larsen, M., and Lau, CJ. (2014). Dansk Implementeringsnetværks Årsmøde: Workshop Metoder til gennemførelse af bæredygtige og evidensinformerede politikudviklingsog implementeringsprocesser (Danish Implementation Network Annual Meeting): Methods for implementing sustainable and EIP and implementation processes mother of implementing sustainable and EIP and implementation processes). Fredericia, Denmark. May 20, 2014.Link to the abstract.

Sandu P., Rus D., Cherecheș RM., Brînză C. and Baba C. (2014). A systems’ analysis of health enhancing physical activity policy making at local level in Romania.  4th International Congress of Physical Education, Sports and Kinetotherapy (ICPESK). Bucharest, Romania. June 11-13, 2014. Link to conference program and abstract.

2013

Chereches, RM.¸ Rus, D., Marton-Vasarhelyi, EO., Sandu, P. and Baba, C. (2013). The role of evidence in the development of policies that target health enhancing physical activity in Romania. European Journal of Public Health, 23(1), 47-48. Link to the abstract

Edwards, N., Roelofs, S. and Viehbeck, S. (2013). “Learning from the past, building for the future”: Participatory approaches to evaluation of the REsearch into POlicy to enhance Physical Activity. European Journal of Public Health, 23 (1), 30. Link to the article.

Hämäläinen, R-M. and Villa, T. (2013). Use of research evidence in health enhancing physical activity policy making in Finland. European Journal of Public Health, 23 (1), 156. Link to the abstract.

Hämäläinen, R-M., and Villa, T. (2013). Role of use of research evidence in health enhancing physical activity policy making: six country results. European Journal of Public Health, 23(1), 48-49. Link to the abstract

Lau, C.J., Fredsgaard, MW., Skovgaard, T., Jørgensen, T., Glumer, C. and Aro, AR. (2013). Use of research evidence in local policy making on physical activity in Denmark. European Journal of Public Health, 23 (1), 48. Link to the abstract

REPOPA Consortium. (2013). European Public Health Conference: Fact or fiction: ‘European physical activity policies are evidence-informed’. European Journal of Public Health, 23 (1), 47.

Spitters, HPEM., van de Goor, LAM., Glumer, C., Lau, CJ. and Sandu, P. (2013). Policy game development in a local public health setting - process, lessons and reflections. European Journal of Public Health, 23(1), 156-157. Link to the abstract.

Valente, A., Castellani, T., Cori, L. and Bianchi, F. (2013). Evidence and knowledge use in a meta-policy: results from an Italian case study. European Journal of Public Health, 23 (1), 47. Link to the abstract.

Valente, A., Castellani, T., Cori, L. and Bianchi, F.  (2013). La conoscenza scientifica nel policy making (The scientific knowledge in policy making). XI Convegno Nazionale sulla Comunicazione della Scienza. Trieste, Italy. June 27, 2013. Link to conference program and abstract.

van de Goor, LAM., Spitters, HPEM., Dorgelo, A. and Jansen, J. (2013). Why is uptake of research evidence in the policy making process such a drag? The Dutch perspective. European Journal of Public Health, 23 (1), 48. Link to the abstract

2012

Fredsgaard, MW., Lau, CJ., Skovgaard, T., Glümer, C., Hämäläinen, R-M. and Aro, AR.  (2012). Use of research evidence in local policy making on physical activity - the REPOPA project European Public Health Conference. St. Julian's, Malta. November 7-10, 2012. Link to the abstract.

Hämäläinen, R-M. and Villa T. (2012). Needs, role and use of evidence in health enhancing physical activity policy making in Finland. European Public Health Conference. St. Julian's, Malta. November 7-10, 2012. Link to the abstract

Valente, A., Castellani, T., Cori, L. and Bianchi, F. (2012). Use of Scientific Evidence in a Multi-level Decision Making Process about Health Policy in Italy. European Public Health Conference. St. Julian's, Malta. November 7-10, 2012. Link to the abstract

van de Goor, LAM., Spitters, HPEM., Dorgelo, A. and Jansen, J. (2012). Results from policy analysis on the role of research evidence in Dutch national and local Health Enhancing Physical Activity (HEPA) policy. European Public Health Conference. St. Julian's, Malta. November 7-10, 2012. Link to the abstract

2011

Aro, AR. and Edwards, N. (2011). The main theories on guiding evidence informed policy development and evaluation: towards a meta-framework. European Journal of Public Health, 21(14), 15-16. Link to the abstract

Ståhl, T. (2011). Dissemination and translation of research on the policy for physical activity in Finland. European Journal of Public Health, 21(14), 16. Link to the abstract

van de Goor, LAM. and Quanjel, MMH. (2011). Collaborative decision making across sectors and organizations: can gaming simulation help? European Journal of Public Health, 21(14), 16. Link to the abstract

Conference abstracts and meetings presentations (not published)

 

2018

Bozdog, M.E., Dulf, D., Sandu, P., Tudisca, V., Valente, A., Aro, A.R., Cherecheș, R.M. (2018). Role of Measurable Indicators in Evidence-Informed Policy Making - Romanian Case Study. Oral presentation at International Congress of Physical Education, Sports and Kinetotherapy 8th Edition, 14-16 June 2018. 

2016

Skovgaard T. (2016). The REsearch into POlicy to enhance Physical Activity (REPOPA) project. Oral Presentation at HEPA Europe In Belfast Northern Ireland, 28th - 30th September 2016.

Bozdog M.E., Rus D., Sandu P., Cherecheș R.M., Castellani T., Tudisca V., Valente A. (2016). The role of documentation in evidence-informed policy making - findings from a Romanian National Conference. Poster Presentation at HEPA Europe In Belfast Northern Ireland, 28th - 30th September 2016.

Rus, D., Baragan, EA., Bozdog, ME., Cherecheș, RM., Syed, A. and Aro. AR. (2016). A systematic review of evidence informed policy making in public health in Europe. Oral Presentation at HEPA Europe in Belfast Northern Ireland, 28th - 30th September 2016.

Bozdog M.E., Rus D., Sandu P., Cherecheș R.M., Tudisca V., Valente A. (2016). The use of the Hybrid Delphi methodology in the evidence-informed public health policy development. Results of a literature review. Poster Presentation at HEPA Europe In Belfast Northern Ireland, 28th - 30th September 2016.

Sandu P., Rus D., Chereches R.M., Bozdog E.M., Spitters HPEM., Lau CJ., van de Goor LAM. (2016). Methodologies aimed at increasing collaboration and evidence use in local HEPA policymaking. A step-by-step approach to develop a policy game intervention in 3 European countries. Poster Presentation at HEPA Europe In Belfast Northern Ireland, 28th - 30th September 2016.

Anderson, C., Roelofs, S., Edwards, N. and Viehbeck, S. (2016). Participatory research evaluation in the context of the multi-country European REPOPA Project.  Oral presentation at 26th Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference, The UWI School of Nursing. Mona, Jamaica. May 26, 2016.

Aro, AR. (2016). Objectives, findings and tools developed in REPOPA for evidence-informed policy making. Oral presentation at Public Health Research Workshop – Exploring Physical Activity for Health and Fun'. National Football Stadium of Scotland Hampden Park. Glasgow, United Kingdom. March 10, 2016.

Aro, AR. and Bertam, M. (2016). Are researchers from Mars and policy makers from Venus? Can we meet on Earth? Round table discussion. Oral presentation at Public Health Research Workshop – Exploring Physical Activity for Health and Fun'. National Football Stadium of Scotland Hampden Park. Glasgow, United Kingdom. March 10, 2016

Radl-Karimi, C., Loncarevic, N., Bertram, M. and Aro, AR. (2016). Potentials and pitfalls of Stewardship interventions in EIPM. Oral presentation at 3rd FUSE international conference on knowledge exchange in Public health/ Evidence to impact in public health. Newcastle Gateshead, United Kingdom. April 27-28, 2016.

Spitters, HPEM. and van de Goor, LAM. (2016). Met een policy game het ontwikkelen van effectief gezondheidsbeleid stimuleren, wat levert het op? (Stimulating the development of effective health policies by a policy game, wat influence does it have?) Oral presentation at National Public Health Congress (NCVGZ). Rotterdam, the Netherlands. April 6, 2016.

Spitters, HPEM. (2016). De invloed van een policy game op integrale beleidsontwikkeling (The influence of a policy game on integral policy development). Oral presentation at National Public Health Congress (NCVGZ). Rotterdam, the Netherlands. April 6, 2016.

Spitters, HPEM., Sandu, P., Lau, CL., Eklund Karlsson, L. and Van de Goor, LAM. (2016). In2Action: the impact of a serious game on collaboration and knowledge use in inter-sectoral policy processes in selected EU countries. Oral presentation at 3rd FUSE international conference on knowledge exchange in Public health/ Evidence to impact in public health. Newcastle Gateshead, United Kingdom. April 27-28, 2016.

Spitters, HPEM., Lau, CJ., Sandu, P., Rus, D., Eklund Karlsson, L., Glümer, C. and van de Goor, LAM. (2016). In2Action: the impact and learnings of a serious game on inter-sectoral policy processes in selected EU countries. Poster presentation at 22nd IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion. Curitiba, Brazil. May 22-26, 2016.

Spitters, HPEM., Lau, CJ., Sandu, P., Rus, D. and van de Goor, LAM. (2016). In2action - a policy game intervention for fostering the development of inter-sectoral evidence-informed local health policies. Oral presentation at 22nd IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion, Curitiba, Brazil. May 22-26, 2016.

2015

Bozdog, E., Rus, D., Sandu, P., Cherecheș, RM., Castellani, T., Tudisca, V. and Valente. A. (2015). How is the Delphi Method used in evidence informed (public) health policy development? Results of a literature review. Poster presentation at 11th Annual Meeting and 6th Conference of HEPA Europe.  Istanbul, Turkey. October 7-9, 2015.

Edwards, N., Roelofs, S., Viehbeck, S. and Anderson, C. (2015). Participatory Evaluation Strategies to Strengthen a Policy Research Project. Oral presentation at The Canadian Evaluation Society 2015 National Conference. Montreal, Canada. May 27, 2015.

Loncarevic, N. (2015). Stewardship approach and REPOPA project. Oral presentation at 8th European Public Health Conference. Milan, Italy. October14-17, 2015.

Roelofs, S., Anderson, C., Edwards, N. and Viehbeck, S. (2015). Evaluating Research Team Processes for Better Research Implementation. Oral presentation at The Canadian Evaluation Society 2015 National Conference. Montreal, Canada. May 25, 2015.

Sandu, P., Rus, D., Cherecheș, RM., Bozdog, EM., Baba, C. and the REPOPA Consortium. (2015). What is the role of evidence in the development of health enhancing physical activity (HEPA) promotion policies? The REPOPA project experience. Oral presentation at 1st International Conference on Non-communicable Diseases (ICONiC) Lessons learned from non-communicable diseases research and practice to improve population health. Cluj-Napoca, Romania. May 19-20, 2015.

Skovgaard, T. (2015). Stewardship approach for efficient Knowledge Translation: The REPOPA program. Oral presentation at 3rd International congress on sport science research and technology support. Lisbon, Portugal. November 16, 2015.

Spitters, HPEM. and van de Goor, LAM. (2015). The network and collaboration when developing local HEPA policy: learning via a policy game. Oral presentation at Dutch National Conference NCVGZ. Rotterdam, the Netherlands. April 9, 2015

van de Goor, LAM. and Spitters, HPEM. (2015). Experiencing a policy game: the development of local PA policy by collaboration, the network and use of evidence. Oral presentation as part of a workshop at National Conference NCVGZ. Rotterdam, the Netherlands. April 9, 2015.

2014

Aro, AR. (2014). REPOPA project Introduction. Oral presentation at 2nd International Congress on Sports Science Research and Technology Support (IcSport Conference), European projects panel. Rome, Italy. October 24-26, 2014.

Aro, AR. (2014). REPOPA project Introduction. Poster presentation at 2nd International Congress on Sports Science Research and Technology Support (IcSport Conference), European projects panel. Rome, Italy. October 24-26, 2014.

Dorgelo, A, and Jansen, J. (2014). Network meeting- Physical activity and elderly in Utrecht. Oral presentation at Careyn Tamarinde. Utrecht, the Netherlands. January 2014.

Dorgelo, A. and Jansen, J. (2014). Stakeholder meeting REPOPA - presentation at Meeting Key stakeholders. Roundtable presentation, CBO. Utrecht, the Netherlands. September 2014.

Valente, A. and Castellani, T. (2014). Stakeholders and policy makers interaction from a Delphi study. Situating Solidarities, EASST conference. Torun, Poland. September, 17, 2014.

Larsen, M. (2014). Stewardship interventions in Denmark. Oral presentation at Healthy Cities health impact assessment-project meeting. Esbjerg, Denmark.  April 3, 2014.

Lau, CJ. (2014). Policy gaming – an intervention method in local policy making. Oral presentation at The Danish Society of Public Health. Glostrup, Denmark. February 5, 2014.

Pettersen, CH. (2014). Youth participation in developing health enhancing physical activity (HEPA) policies. Oral Presentation at Hospital of Southern Denmark Research Symposium. Esbjerg, Denmark. November 27, 2014.

Sandu, P., Rus, D., Cherecheș, R.M., Brînză, C. and Baba, C. (2014). Leadership and driving forces in local health enhancing physical activity (HEPA) policy development in Romania. Oral presentation at 9th Fédération International d’Éducation Physique (FIEP) European Congress and 7th International Scientific Congress "Sport, Stress, Adaptation". Sofia, Bulgaria. October 9-12, 2014.

Spitters, HPEM. and van de Goor, LAM. (2014). A policy game in local PA policy. Oral presentation at Tranzo Meeting, Tilburg University. Tilburg, the Netherlands. October 2, 2014.

2013

Aro, AR. (2013). REPOPA- Project introduction. Oral presentation at Institute seminar. Esbjerg, Denmark. May 10, 2013.

Aro, AR. and Eklund Karlsson, L. (2013). REPOPA- Research into Policy to enhance Physical Activity – 5-year international study. Oral presentation at 7th Nordic Health Promotion Research Conference. Vestfold, Norway. June 17-19, 2013.

Aro, AR., Larsen, M. and Edwards, N. (2013). Collaboration across sectors to integrate research and real-life policy development. Oral presentation at 21st IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion. Pattaya, Thailand. August 27, 2013.

Edwards, N., Viehbeck, S. and Roelofs, S. (2013). Knowledge-to-action and REPOPA: Adapting an existing cycle for use with complex health promotion interventions. Symposium oral presentation at 21st IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion. Pattaya, Thailand. August 27, 2013.

Hämäläinen, R-M. and REPOPA Consortium. (2013). Needs, role and use of evidence in health enhancing physical activity policy making. Oral presentation at The Nordic Conference on Implementation of Evidence-Based Practice. Linköping, Sweden. February 6, 2013.

Hämäläinen, R-M. and Villa,T. (2013). Tutkimustieto ja liikuntapolitiikka (Research evidence and health enhancing physical activity policy). Oral presentation at National conference Sosiologipäivät, Tieto, tiede ja innovaatiot. Turku, Finland. March 21-22, 2013.

Hämäläinen, R-M. and Villa, T. (2013). Sektoreiden välinen yhteistyö terveyttä edistävässä liikuntapolitiikassa (Cross-sector cooperation in health enhancing physical activity policy). Oral presentation at National conference Sosiologipäivät, Arkiliikkumisen sosiologia. Turku Finland. March 21-22, 2013.

Hämäläinen, R-M, Villa T and REPOPA consortium. (2013). Terveyttä edistävän liikunnan politiikkatoimet ja tutkimustiedon ja muun tiedon käyttö (Policy making and use of research evidence in health). Oral presentation at Liikuntatieteen päivät (National Conference on Physical Activity and Sport). Jyvaskyla, Finland. June 12-13, 2013.

Larsen, M. and Lau, CJ. (2013). Panel discussion on bridging the gap between evidence and policy. On The Danish Public Health Days, Denmark. October 1, 2013.

Larsen, M. et al. (2013). Intersectoral action for health- the experience of a Danish municipality.  Oral presentation at 21st IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion. Pattaya, Thailand.  August 27, 2013.

Larsen, M. et al. (2013). Use of research and knowledge in meta-policies. Oral presentation at 21st IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion. Pattaya, Thailand. August 27, 2013.

Larsen, M., Gulis, G. and Pedersen, KM. (2013). Use of evidence in local public health work in Denmark. Oral presentation at 21st IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion. Pattaya, Thailand. August 27, 2013.

Larsen, M., Koudenberg, OA. and Gulis, G. (2013). Use of Scientific Evidence in a Multi-level Decision Making Process about Health Policy in Italy. Oral presentation at 21st IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion. Pattaya, Thailand.  August 27, 2013

Larsen, M. (2013). REPOPA project. Oral presentation at Public Mental Health Research – bridging the gap between evidence and policy. Organized by the European Commission. Brussels, Belgium.  January 22, 2013.

Larsen, M. (2013). REPOPA Project introduction. Oral presentation at Varde Municipality, Denmark. September, 16, 2013.

Lau, CJ., Fredsgaard, MW., Skovgaard, T., Jørgensen, T.,  Hämäläinen R-M., Aro, AR. and Glümer, C. (2013). Barriers and facilitators for use of research evidence in local policy making on physical activity. Oral presentation at International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) annual meeting. Ghent, Belgium. May 23, 2013

Lau, CJ, Fredsgaard, M., Skovgaard, T., Jørgensen, T., Glümer, C. and Aro, AR. (2013). Use of evidence in development of local policies with focus on physical activity- the REPOPA program. Oral presentation at Annual meeting of the Danish Society of Public Health. Nyborg, Denmark. September 30, 2013.

Lau, CJ and Larsen, M. (2013). REPOPA project introduction and initiation of interest group for better collaboration and knowledge exchange between public health research, practice and politics. Oral presentation at Annual meeting of the Danish Society of Public Health. Nyborg, Denmark. September 30, 2013.

REPOPA Symposium oral presentations at Holland FUSE Conference. Amsterdam, the Netherlands. April 22-23, 2013: Results of the policy analysis:

Hämäläinen, R-M. and Villa and T. REPOPA Finland. (2013). Needs, role and use of evidence in health enhancing physical activity policy making in Finland.

Valente, A., Castellani, T., Cori, L. and Bianchi, F. and REPOPA Italy. (2013). Use of Scientific Evidence in a Multi-Level Decision Making Process about Health Policy in Italy.

Van de Goor, LAM., Spitters, HPEM., Dorgelo, A. and Jansen, J. (2013). REPOPA The Netherlands. Results from policy analysis on the role of research evidence in Dutch national and local Health Enhancing Physical Activity (HEPA) policy.

Fredsgaard, MW., Juel Lau, C., Skovgaard, T., Glümer, C., Hämäläinen, R-M., Aro, AR. And REPOPA Denmark. (2013). Use of research evidence in local policy making on physical activity - the REPOPA project.

Spitters, HPEM.  and van de Goor, LAM. (2013). Game simulation in a policy setting.

Aro, AR., Valente, A., Hämäläinen, R-M., van de Goor, LAM., Fredsgaard, MW. (2013). Implications to improve the use of research evidence in health enhancing physical activity policies – workshop on results of the policy analysis.

Sandu, P., Rus, D., Chereches, RM., Marton-Vasarhelyi, EO. and Baba, C. (2013). Intersectoral and multilevel approaches in health enhancing physical activity policymaking in Romania. Oral presentation at The International Congress of Physical Education, Sports and Kinetotherapy, 3rd edition. Bucharest, Romania. June 14-15, 2013.

Spitters, HPEM., Van de Goor, LAM., Quanjel, M., Lau CL., Dorgelo, A., Jansen, J. and Glümer, C. (2013). Policy makers practice and research. Could a game bring them together. The REPOPA project. Poster presentation at Nederlands Congres Volksgezonheid (NCVGZ). Ede, the Nederland.  April 3, 2013.

2012

Aro, AR. (2012). Challenges of ethical clearance in international translational health policy research. Oral presentation at The 12th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine. Budapest, Hungary. August 29 –September 1, 2012

Aro, AR., Larsen, M., Fredsgaard, MW. and Gulis, G. (2012). REPOPA- Research Into Policy to Enhance Physical Activity – 5-Year International Study. Oral presentation at 13th World Health Conference. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. April 23-27, 2012.

2011

Aro, AR., Edwards, N., Ståhl, T., van de Goor LAM. and Quanjel, MMH. (2011). REsearch into POlicy in Physical Activity – which theories and methods are applicable? Oral presentation at 4th European Public Health Conference. Copenhagen, Denmark. November 9-12, 2011

REPOPA Research Reports

Hämäläinen, R-M., Villa, T., Aro, AR., Fredsgaard, MW., Larsen, M., Skovgaard, T., van de Goor, LAM, Spitters, HPEM., Chereches, R., Rus, D, Sandu, P., Bianchi, F., Castellani, T., Cori, L., Valente, A., Edwards N., Viehbeck, S., Glümer, C., Lau CJ, Jørgensen, T., Wichbold, C., Cavill, N., Dorgelo, A., and Jansen J. (2013). Evidence-informed policy making to enhance physical activity in six European Countries: WP1 final report of the REsearch into POlicy to enhance Physical Activity (REPOPA) project. Link to the report.

van de Goor, LAM., Quanjel, M., Spitters, HPEM., Swinkels, W., Boumans, J., Eklund Karlsson, L., Aro, AR., Jakobsen, MW., Koudenburg, OA., Chereches, R., Sandu, P., Rus, D., Roelofs, S., Lau, CJ., Glümer, C., Jørgensen, T. Jansen, J., Dorgelo, A. and Pos, S. (2015). In2Action: Development and evaluation of a Policy Game Intervention to enhance evidence-use in HEPA policy making: WP2 final report of the REsearch into POlicy to enhance Physical Activity (REPOPA) project. Link to the report.

Aro, AR., Radl-Karimi, C., Loncarevic, N., Bertram, M., Joshi, R., Thøgersen, M., Pettersen, CLH, Skovgaard, T., van de Goor, LAM., Spitters, HPEM., Valente, A., Castellani, T., Cori, L., Jansen, J., Dorgelo, A. and Pos, S. on behalf of the REPOPA Consortium. (2015). Stewardship-based intervention: WP3 final report of the REsearch into POlicy to enhance Physical Activity (REPOPA) project. Link to the report.

Valente, A., Tudisca V., Castellani, T., Cori, L., Bianchi, F., Aro, A. R., Syed, A., Radl-Karimi, C., Bertram, M., Skovgaard, T., Loncarevic, N., van de Goor, LAM., Spitters, HPEM., Jansen, J., Swinkels, W., Ståhl, T., Chereches RM., Rus, D., Bozdog, E., Sandu, P., Edwards, N., Roelofs, S., Viehbeck, S., Glümer C, Lau CJ., Jørgensen, T., on behalf of the REPOPA Consortium (2016). Delphi-based implementation and guidance development: WP4 final report of the REsearch into POlicy to enhance Physical Activity (REPOPA) project. Link to the report.

Edwards, N., Roelofs, S., and Anderson, C. (2016). WP5: REPOPA Evaluation and Impact Report: WP5 final report of University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada. Link to the report.

Chereches, RM., Rus, D., Aro, AR., Loncarevic, N., Bertram, M., Ballav Adhikari, T., Valente, A., Tudisca V., van de Goor, LAM., Spitters, HPEM., Hämäläinen, RM., Ståhl, T., Edwards, N., Roelofs, Anderson, C., S., Lau CJ., on behalf of the REPOPA Consortium (2016). Report on dissemination, monitoring and research into policy repository: WP6 final report of the REsearch into POlicy to enhance Physical Activity (REPOPA) project. Link to the report.

Aro, A., Bertram, M., Loncarevic, N., van de Goor, I., Spitters, Ståhl, T., Chereches R.M., Rus, D., Valente, A., Tudisca V., Edwards, N., Roelofs, S., Lau C.J., on behalf of the REPOPA Consortium (2016). Project REsearch into POlicy to enhance Physical Activity (REPOPA) final report. Link to the report. 

Aro, A., Loncarevic, N., Bertram, M. 2017. Final REPOPA Symposium, Brussels, Belgium 8 September 2016. Link to the report

REPOPA Newsletters

REPOPA Newsletter. Issue 8. September, 2016. Link to the newsletter

REPOPA Newsletter. Issue 7. September, 2015. Link to the newsletter.

REPOPA Newsletter. Issue 6. December, 2014. Link to the newsletter.

REPOPA Newsletter. Issue 5. February, 2014. Link to the newsletter.

REPOPA Newsletter. Issue 4. July, 2013. Link to the newsletter.

REPOPA Newsletter. Issue 3. July, 2012.  Link to the newsletter.

REPOPA Newsletter. Issue 2.

REPOPA Newsletter. Issue 1. December, 2012 [introductory email]

Lay publications, media coverage

2016

Evidence Brief no. 1Evidence Informed Policy through Simulation Games – A practice in collaboration

Evidence Brief no. 2: Recommendations for Locally Tailored Interventions – Knowledge integration in physical activity policy making

Evidence Brief no. 3Recommendations for Using Evidence in Real World Physical Activity Policy Making

Evidence Brief no. 4: Recommendations for Identifying Optimal Evaluation Processes for Funded Research Projects

The importance of evidence use in health-enhancing physical activity promotion policies in Romania - The REPOPA Project. (2016). Palestrica of the third millennium – Civilization and Sport Vol. 17, no. 4, October-December 2016, 257–260. Link to the editorial 

Physical Activity Promotion. 2016. Viata Medicala (Medical Life), 20 (1374). Link to the article

Final symposium of the Repopa project. Published in EUPHA Newsletter, Issue 8, page 6. August 2016. Link to the article

University of Southern Denmark (SDU). (2016). Policymakers can benefit from support by researchers. Link to the article

European Observatoire of Sports and Employment (EOSE). (2016). Researchers can support policymakers in their work. Link to the article

Research into policy making. Published in Pan-European Networks HORIZON 2020, ISSN 2054-2631, Issue 9, page 120. January 2016. Link to the article

An umbrella network of support for policy. Published in HORIZON2020 Special Reports. January 2016. Link to the article

Fare attività fisica: dalla evidence alla policy. Scienza in rete, il gruppo 2003 per la ricerca, website of scientific news. March 21, 2016. (Published in Italian).

2015

REPOPA consortium meeting. Published in Health Promotion Research News, ISBN: 978-87-91245 -22-0, Issue 15, page 40. November, 2015. Link to the article.

REPOPA - A European Project focused on Implementation. Published in European Implementation Collaborative Newsletter. December 7, 2015. Link to the issue.

Politicians learned to request more research knowledge. Published in Health Promotion Research News, ISBN: 978-87-91245 -22-0, Issue 15, page 26. November, 2015. Link to the article.

2014

Prove di dialogo tra scienza e politica (Attempts of dialogue between science and politics) - Le Scienze 550 (Italian edition of Scientific American). June, 2014. (Published in Italian).

Research as part of physical activity policy in the City of Lahti (Tutkimus osana Lahden liikuntastrategiaa) in Terveyden Ja Hyvinvoinnin Laitos internal newsletter. March, 2014. (Published in Finish).

2013

REPOPA – A European Research Programme. Published in Health Promotion Research News, ISBN: 978-87-91245 -22-0, Issue 11 page 17. December 2013.  Link to the newsletter.

Interest group for integration of evidence in decision making and collaboration between research, practice and policy. Published in Health Promotion Research News, ISBN: 978-87-91245 -22-0, Issue 11, page 14. December 2013. Link to the newsletter

Liikuntaan liittyvä tutkimustieto vahvemmin päätöksenteon tueksi (Strengthening the use of research evidence for decision making in health enhancing physical activity) -. Published in Liikunta ja tiede. Vol 6. 2013. (Published in Finnish).

University (science) has an ear for Varde health policy. Published in Lokalavisen Varde. 20 september, 2013. Link to the article

2012

The REPOPA project properly kicked-off. Published in Health Promotion Research News, ISBN: 978-87-91245 -22-0, Issue 6, page 22-23. February, 2012. Link to the issue.

Researchers and policy makers – from two different planets? Published in The Parliament Magazine, Issue 345, page 16. March 6, 2012. Link to the issue.

Towards evidence informed policy making. Published in Public Service Review, European Union. Issue 23, page 21. March 21, 2012. Link to the advertorial

REPOPA – An example of Health in All Policies (HiAP). Published in Public Service Review, European Union. Issue 24. July 2012. Link to the article

Towards evidence informed physical activity policies. International Society of Behavioral Medicine (ISBM), 23(19), page 9. March 2012. Link to the article

An example of Health in All Policies (HiAP) published in Public Service Review. Issue 24. July, 2012. Link to the article

Ricerca e politica, binomio possibile (Research and politics, the twinning is possible), Published in Almanacco della Scienza CNR, N. 7/2012. April, 2012. (Published in Italian).

Dalla ricerca alla politica nell’attivita fisica (From research to politics in physical activity), Published in Scienza in rete. September, 2012. (Published in Italian).

An example of Health in All Policies (HiAP) published in Public Service Review. Issue 24. July, 2012. Link to the article

2011

New EC funded REPOPA project. Published in Health Promotion Research News, ISBN: 978-87-91245 -22-0, Issue 5, page 17. September, 2011 Link to the issue

Three Million Euros for Research on Evidence-Informed Policy Making in Physical Activity. Published in ERA-ENVHEALTH News Flash, Issue 21, page 4. November-December 2011. Link to the issue.

REPOPA - REsearch into POlicy to enhance Physical Activity. Published in The Parliament Magazine - Politics, policy and people, Issue 340, page 74. December 19, 2011. Link to the issue.

Announcement of start of REPOPA project. Published in Tilburg Social Sciences Faculty newsletter. October 1, 2011.

Theses

Spitters, Hilde. Tentative title: In2Action: the influence of a policy game in local public health policies. (PhD-thesis ongoing). Tilburg University, the Netherlands.

2014

Nørager Johansen, D. L. (2014) Tværsektorielt samarbejde I den offentlige sector (Cross sectional collaboration in the public administration), (Bachelor Thesis). University of Southern Denmark, Denmark.

Schippers, L. (2014). Evidence-informed health policy: een analyse vanuit het REPOPA-project (Evidence-informed health policy: an analysis in the REPOPA-project). (Master Thesis). Tilburg University, the Netherlands.

Storgaard Nielsen, S. and Dalsgaard, J. (2014) Borgerinddragelse I et sundhedsfremmende perspektiv – focus på hverdagsbevægelse blandt seniorer i Kolding Kommune (Citizens involvement in a health promotion perspective – focus on every day mobility among seniors in Kolding Municipality), (Master Thesis). University of Southern Denmark, Denmark.

2013

Larsen, M. (2013). Use of Evidence and intersectoral collaboration in local public health work in Denmark (PhD Thesis). University of Southern Denmark, Denmark. Link to the thesis

Winblad Heiberg, M. K. (2013). Use of external stakeholders and researchers in policy-making (Master Thesis). University of Southern Denmark, Denmark.

 

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