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Geert J.P. Savelsbergh (Full professor) is the Desmond Tutu chair for Youth, Sport and Reconciliation, Head of the Motor Learning and Performance section and visiting professor in Perceptual-Motor Development and Learning at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. 
In the period of 1991-1996, he was a research fellow of the Royal Netherland Academy of Arts and Sciences and in 2008 he received an honour doctorate of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Ghent, Belgium. 

Savelsbergh (co)-supervised 30 PhD projects and currently supervises PhD projects in Netherlands, Belgium, Brazil, United Kingdom and South -Africa. 


Savelbergh's main research interest is in the visual regulation of movement, talent development and identification. He has published over 200 papers in international peer reviewed scientific journals. 


International teaching experience (Belgium; Germany; Italy; Norway; Portugal; United Kingdom).

Ancillary activities

  • Manchester Metropolitan University | Manchester UK | Onbekend | 2011-01-02 - present
  • Publisher Elsevier | Amsterdam | Onbekend | 2011-01-02 - present
  • Academy of Physical Education | Amsterdam | Onbekend | 2012-09-02 - present
  • Publisher Pozzi | Rome | Onbekend | 2013-01-02 - present

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Ancillary activities

Editor of the Infant behavior and Development, associate editor of International Journal of Sport Psychology. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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