Personal profile

Personal information

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

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
  • Publisher Elsevier | Amsterdam | Editor Infant Behavior & Development | 2011-01-02
  • Academy of Physical Education | Amsterdam | Researcher | 2012-09-02
  • Publisher Pozzi | Rome | Associate editor International Journal of Sport Psychology | 2013-01-02

Ancillary activities are updated daily

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output 1987 2018

Assessing gait asymmetry in unilateral spastic cerebral palsy

Ledebt, A., Formiga, C. K. M. R. & Savelsbergh, G. J. P. 19 May 2017

Research output: Other research outputPoster

Children's enjoyment of a motor skill test in physical education

Hoeboer, J., de Vries, S., Mast, D. & Savelsbergh, G. J. P. Dec 2017 In : Journal of Physical Education Research. 4, 4, p. 1-16 16 p.

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

Creative Motor Actions As Emerging from Movement Variability

Orth, D., van der Kamp, J., Memmert, D. & Savelsbergh, G. J. P. 31 Oct 2017 In : Frontiers in Psychology. 8, 1903

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle