Bas de Geus

Professor of Human Physiology

Professors Human Physiology Research Group (MFYS) Health Mobility & Transport
  • Current position Professor of Human Physiology
  • Contact Vrije Universiteit Brussel
    Human Physiology Research Group
    Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy
    Generaal Jacqueslaan 271
    U-Residence, 1st floor
    BE-1050 Brussels
  • Phone +32 (0)2 629 27 54
  • E-mail
  • Website www.blits.org

Bas de Geus is Professor at the Human Physiology Research Group (MFYS) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Bas de Geus obtained his PhD at the VUB in 2007, in which he studied the influence of regular cycling for transportation on the physical performance and health aspects. He has published a number of scientific papers and reports on the health benefits of cycling and cycling safety aspects. Within his research, specific focus is put on physical activity for public health and the effect of cycling in urban areas, related to bicycle accidents and exposure to air pollution. His relation to the Brussels Centre for Urban Studies lies in the conviction that a healthier and more livable city, like Brussels, is a city with less motorized traffic and more (public) space for cycling, walking and living with children.

Key publications

Vanparijs J, Int Panis L, Meeusen R, de Geus B (2015) The importance of exposure in bicycling accidents and safety analysis. A systematic review. Accident, Analysis and Prevention 84: 9-19.

De Geus B, Vandenbulcke G, Int Panis L, Thomas I, Degraeuwe B, Cumps E, Aertsens J, Torfs R, Meeusen R. (2012) A prospective cohort study on minor accidents involving commuter cyclists in Belgium. Accid Anal Prev. 45: 683-93.

Oja P, Titze S, Bauman A, de Geus B, Krenn P, Reger-Nash B, Kohlberger T. (2011) Health benefits of cycling: a systematic review, Scan J Med Sci Sports 21(4): 496-509.

Int Panis L, de Geus B, Vandenbulcke G, Willems H, Degraeuwe B, Bleux N, Mishra V, Thomas I, Meeusen R. (2010) Exposure to particulate matter in traffic: a comparison of cyclists and car passengers, Atmospheric Environment 44: 2263-2270.

de Geus B, Joncheere J, Meeusen R. (2009) Commuter cycling: effect on physical performance in untrained men and women in Flanders. Minimum dose to improve indexes of fitness, Scan J Med Sci Sports 19(2): 179-187.