Jantine Schuit

Professor Jantine Schuit

Jantine Schuit (1964) is member of the Executive Board and Vice Rector Magnificus of Tilburg University since November 2020.

Jantine Schuit is Professor of Health, Behavior and Society. Her research area of interest is the effectiveness of health-related behavioral interventions and policy measures. In her scientific work, Jantine Schuit aspires to contribute to effective and sustainable preventive interventions.


 With the focus on
Strategy, profile, governance and identity 
  • Quality assurance and accreditation
  • Academic study success
  • New degree programs and educational innovation
  • Internationalization of education
  • Marketing and recruitment
Research and Impact
  • Quality assurance
  • Academic Collaborative Centers
  • Centers and Institutes
  • Open science
  • External acquisition
Human Resources (HR)
  • Recognition and rewards
  • Talent management
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Social safety
Sustainability and Well-being
  • Sustainable campus
  • Healthy Campus

Ancillary activities

  • Member and independent advisor Executive Board West Brabant Regional Health Service (GGD)
  • Member WO Advisory Committee for VSBfonds Scholarship Program


  • Member International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Editorial Board

Functional activities

  • Member Board Universiteiten van Nederland
  • Member Steering Committee Education and Research (SOO) Universiteiten van Nederland
  • Member Board Brainport Smart District
  • Member Board HOVO Brabant Seniors Academy 
  • Member Board Mindlabs 
  • Representative ENGAGE.EU at Université Toulouse Capitole Conseil d'Administration
  • Member Executive Steering Committee Regio Deal – Midpoint Brabant
  • Member Steering Committee We Care 

Study and former principal functions

Jantine Schuit studied Health Promotion and Consumer Sciences at Wageningen University.

From 1990 up to and including 1997 she was a researcher at Wageningen University, obtaining a doctorate for a study into the effect of an exercise program on risk factors for heart and vascular diseases in the elderly.

From 1997 up to and including 2017 she worked at the RIVM (National Institute for Public Health and Environment), among other things as head of the Centre for nutrition, prevention and health care.

From 2005 she held the endowed chair in Health Promotion and Policy at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, supervising PhD students and teaching Bachelor's and Master's classes in public health, prevention and health policy.

Between September 2017 and November 2020, Jantine Schuit was dean of the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Tilburg University.