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PhD researcher, Stress, Healthy Ageing and Physical Exercise, University of Stirling

Len De Nys started his PhD journey on the 'Stress, Healthy Ageing and Physical Exercise' (SHAPE) project at the University of Stirling after almost ten years of clinical practice as a physiotherapist.

His mission is to share his clinical and academic knowledge about Lifestyle Medicine, physical activity and targeted diet and lifestyle interventions with therapists and the lay public to ultimately bridge the gap between science and clinical practice.


  • –present
    PhD Student, University of Stirling


  • 2013 
    Catholic University of Leuven, MSc Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy


  • 2022
    Psychoneuroendocrinology, The effects of physical activity on cortisol and sleep: a systematic review and meta-analysis
  • 2022
    Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, Physical activity influences cortisol and dehydroepiandrosterone (sulphate) levels in older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis