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"Bridging the digital and built environment to enable a better quality of life for all citizens."

Research profile

Astrid Kemperman is Associate Professor of Urban Planning & Quality of Life at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). Her area of expertise focuses on smart urban environments that promote healthy living and well-being. Her research involves integrating advanced ICT solutions in daily activity patterns to address societal challenges such as physical inactivity, social isolation, and loneliness. She extends the state-of-the-art in modeling and measuring people’s preferences and needs to optimize the integration of technological devices, systems and living environments. This integration supports active, healthier and more livable communities for residents and visitors.

Her fundamental research is supported by European and national grants. Applied research is supported through cooperative grants with policy makers and industry partners.

Examples of her research include the C-Space project on the development of a smart tourist recommender system. The SOULMATE project that aims to secure old people’s ultimate lifestyle mobility by offering augmented reality training experiences; and the GOAL project with a focus on gamification to achieve overweight prevention and active lifestyle.

Dr Kemperman is an associate editor of Annals of Tourism Research, and serves as a Curator for the Annals Virtual Special Issue (VSI) ‘Choice modelling in tourism’. She is also an editorial board member of the European Journal of Tourism Research and has acted as a reviewer for many other journals. She has published widely in international peer-reviewed journals (>50 scientific publications and >80 conference papers). In addition, she is a regular visiting research fellow at the University of Queensland Business School in Australia, where she collaborates on research on livable tourism environments.

Academic background

Astrid Kemperman obtained her PhD at Eindhoven University of Technology in 2000. She was an assistant professor at the Urban Planning Group until 2014, when she was promoted to associate professor. She teaches courses on urban planning and methodology at the bachelor and master level. In 2015 she has developed a new course ‘Smart urban environments’ and the project ‘Big data and experiments for urban analysis’ that she still teaches. Astrid regularly supervises PhDs & PDEngs in the research domain of smart healthy living.

Astrid has been actively involved in administration as a member and chair of a variety of committees at departmental and university level. Currently, she is chairperson of the examination committee of the department of the Built Environment and is a member of the Advisory Committee on Bachelor’s and Master’s Program Examinations (AEB/AEM) of Eindhoven University of Technology. Dr Kemperman is also a member of the independent retail advice committee for the Province of Noord-Brabant.

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Research Output 1994 2019

Open Access
Employee satisfaction
Work environment
Direct effect
Holistic approach

Loneliness of older adults: social network and the living environment

Kemperman, A., van den Berg, P., Weijs - Perrée, M. & Uijtdewillegen, C. G. J., 31 Jan 2019, In : International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 16, 3, 16 p., 406

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Social Support
Social Participation
Mobility Limitation

Making cause-related corporate social responsibility (CSR) count in holiday accommodation choice

Randle, M., Kemperman, A. & Dolnicar, S., 2019, In : Tourism Management. 75, p. 66-77

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

social responsibility

Tourists’ city trip activity program planning: a personalized stated choice experiment

Kemperman, A. D. A. M., Arentze, T. A. & Aksenov, P., 2019, Trends in Tourist Behaviour: New Products and Experiences in Europe. Artal-Tur, A., Kozak, N. & Kozak, M. (eds.). Switzerland AG: Springer, p. 53-70

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Workplace needs and their support; are millennials different from other generations?

Appel - Meulenbroek, H. A. J. A., Vosters, S. M. C., Kemperman, A. D. A. M. & Arentze, T. A., 2019, p. 1-14

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperAcademic

Open Access
Work place
Work-life balance


Honorable mention VOGON Research Award

Pauline van den Berg (Recipient), Astrid Kemperman (Recipient) & Minou Weijs - Perrée (Recipient), 2017

Recognition: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

Outstanding Travel Behaviour and Society Paper Award

Pauline van den Berg (Recipient), Astrid Kemperman (Recipient), Boy de Kleijn (Recipient) & Aloys Borgers (Recipient), 2017

Recognition: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

Activities 2000 2018

Omgevingsfactoren voor gezonde steden

Pauline E.W. van den Berg (Speaker), A.D.A.M. Kemperman (Speaker)
31 May 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkProfessional

University of Queensland

Astrid D.A.M. Kemperman (Visiting researcher)
28 Jul 201811 Aug 2018

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institutionScientific

Annals of Tourism Research (Journal)

A.D.A.M. (Astrid) Kemperman (Editorial board member)
2018 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

Province of Noord-Brabant (External organisation)

A.D.A.M. (Astrid) Kemperman (Advisor)
2017 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committeeProfessional

University of Queensland

Astrid D.A.M. Kemperman (Visiting researcher)
1 Mar 201531 Mar 2015

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institutionScientific

Press / Media

Director (f/m) of European Membrane Institute

Astrid Kemperman


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Student theses

Aanbodcreatie proces van recreatief winkelen

Author: Strom, I., 31 Oct 2000

Supervisor: Keeris, W. (Supervisor 1), Maussen, S. (Supervisor 2), Kemperman, A. (Supervisor 2) & Trimp, H. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master

Activiteit op de moderne werkplek: een studie naar de invloedsfactoren op het gebruik van faciliteiten in een activiteitgerelateerd huisvestingconcept

Author: Kleijn, M., 31 Aug 2011

Supervisor: Smeets, J. (Supervisor 1), Kemperman, A. (Supervisor 2), Appel - Meulenbroek, H. (Supervisor 2) & Hendriks, E. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master


Actor de présence: samenwerkingsvormen in historische binnensteden

Author: Külter, R., 31 Oct 2012

Supervisor: Smeets, J. (Supervisor 1), van de Ven, L. (Supervisor 2) & Kemperman, A. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master