dr. ir. X.Y.Y. (Lonneke) van Kasius

dr. ir. X.Y.Y. (Lonneke) van Kasius

Assistant Professor
  • Department of Public Health, Healthcare Innovation & Evaluation and Medical Humanities (PHM)



Lonneke van Leeuwen is trained as a medical biologist at the UMCU (2000). From 2001 to 2020, she worked as a scientific associate at the Trimbos Institute, institute of mental health and addiction (Utrecht). She worked on projects related to e.g., substance use by youth, suicide prevention, and media impact on mental health and substance use. In 2015 she obtained a PhD in (health) communication science at Wageningen University & Research. Her study focused on understanding the impact of an Entertainment-Education television series on young viewers’ alcohol use and associated psychological processes, such as identification with characters and alcohol outcome expectancies.

In 2020, Lonneke started her work as assistant professor at the department of Public Health at UMCU (division Julius Centre). Her Living Lab-related research focuses on understanding how physical activity can be stimulated in children who are less physically active than their peers.

Fellowship and Awards

Most promising Wageningen School of Social Science publication 2014 for publication: Televised Entertainment-Education to Prevent Adolescent Alcohol Use: Perceived Realism, Enjoyment, and Impact.

Research Output (7)

Facilitating Children’s Club-Organized Sports Participation: Person–Environment Misfits Experienced by Parents from Low-Income Families

van Leeuwen Lonneke, Annink Anne, Visser Kirsten, Jambroes Marielle 14 Nov 2022, In: Children. 9

Latent Classes of Substance Use in Young Adults - A Systematic Review

de Jonge Martha Charlotta, Bukman Andrea Johanna, van Leeuwen Lonneke, Onrust Simone Arianne, Kleinjan Marloes 21 Feb 2022, In: Substance Use & Misuse. 57 , p. 769-785 17 p.

Cue-Reminders to Prevent Health-Risk Behaviors: A Systematic Review

van Leeuwen Lonneke, Onrust Simone, van den Putte Bas, Kleinjan Marloes, Lemmers Lex, Engels Rutger C M E, Hermans Roel 30 Apr 2019, In: Frontiers in Public Health. 7 , p. 1-9 9 p.

Do Dutch News Reports about Suicide Refer to Suicide Prevention Strategies?

Van Leeuwen Lonneke, Bommelé Jeroen 2019, In: Crisis. 41 , p. 225-228 4 p.

Do Narrative Engagement and Recipients’ Thoughts Explain the Impact of an Entertainment-Education Narrative on Discouraging Binge Drinking?

van Leeuwen Lonneke, van den Putte Bas, Renes Reint Jan, Leeuwis Cees 2017, In: Media Psychology. 20 , p. 194-220 22 p.

Televised Entertainment-Education to Prevent Adolescent Alcohol Use: Perceived Realism, Enjoyment, and Impact

van Leeuwen Lonneke, Renes Reint Jan, Leeuwis Cees 2012, In: Health Education & Behavior. 40 , p. 193-205 13 p.

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