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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. 

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

Research

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. 

Teaching

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

Ancillary activities

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

Ancillary activities

  • Manchester Metropolitan University | Manchester, UK | visiting professor perceptual-motor development | 2011-01-02 - present
  • Publisher Elsevier | Amsterdam | Editor Infant Behavior & Development | 2011-01-02 - present
  • Academy of Physical Education | Amsterdam | Researcher | 2012-09-02 - present
  • Publisher Pozzi | Rome | Associate editor International Journal of Sport Psychology | 2013-01-02 - present

Ancillary activities are updated daily

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Research Output 1987 2019

Adverse effects of anxiety on attentional control differ as a function of experience: A simulated driving study

Gotardi, G. C., Polastri, P. F., Schor, P., Oudejans, R. R. D., van der Kamp, J., Savelsbergh, G. J. P., Navarro, M. & Rodrigues, S. T., Jan 2019, In : Applied Ergonomics. 74, p. 41-47 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
Railroad cars
Anxiety
driver
anxiety
Video cameras

Creating Appropriate Training Environments to Improve Technical, Decision-Making, and Physical Skills in Field Hockey

Timmerman, E. A., Savelsbergh, G. J. P. & Farrow, D., 3 Apr 2019, In : Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 90, 2, p. 180-189 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Hockey
Decision Making

Detailed injury epidemiology in contemporary dance: A 1-year prospective study of 134 students

Van Winden, D. P. A. M., Van Rijn, R. M., Richardson, A., Savelsbergh, G. J. P., Oudejans, R. R. D. & Stubbe, J. H., 1 Feb 2019, In : BMJ Open Sport and Exercise Medicine. 5, 1, e000453.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Dancing
Epidemiology
Prospective Studies
Students
Wounds and Injuries

The development of the Athletic Skills Track: A new motor competence assessment

Hoeboer, J. J. A. A. M., 2019, 224 p.

Research output: PhD ThesisPhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VUAcademic

Open Access
File

The differential effects of task difficulty on the perception of passing distance and subsequent passing action in a field hockey push pass task

Paterson, G., van der Kamp, J., Bressan, E. & Savelsbergh, G., Jun 2019, In : Acta Psychologica. 197, p. 16-22 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
Distance Perception
Hockey
Aptitude
Research
Experiment

Activities 1998 2010

  • 25 Lecture / Presentation
  • 7 Editorial work
  • 2 Conference

The Ergonomics Open Journal (Journal)

G.J.P. Savelsbergh (Member of editorial board)
2010

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic

The Ergonomics Open Journal (Journal)

G.J.P. Savelsbergh (Member of editorial board)
2008

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic

Journal of Motor Behavior (Journal)

G.J.P. Savelsbergh (Member of editorial board)
20052008

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic

International Journal of Sport Psychology (Journal)

G.J.P. Savelsbergh (Member of editorial board)
20052010

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic

Conference: Murcia Spain

G.J.P. Savelsbergh (Organiser), E.A. Thelen (Organiser), A. Caranza (Organiser), O. Olmos (Organiser)
10 May 2005

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConferenceAcademic

Prizes

Bearing angle strategy use for locomotion to and intercepting a moving object

A. Chohan (Recipient), P.M. van Kampen (Recipient), M.. Wind (Recipient), M. Verheul (Recipient) & Geert Savelsbergh (Recipient), 2005

PrizeAcademic