Lea Maes is doctor in the medical sciences (public health). She is full professor in the Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Ghent, Belgium.
She is coordinating the master of health promotion and leading the research group on health promotion.
The team focuses on the health behaviour of young people and on development and evaluation of health promotion interventions.
The research group published articles on the influence of proximal (social class, education, social networking) and distal (welfare indicators, policy) social factors on the eating habits and tobacco use of young people.
Also several evaluation studies of interventions has been published.
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