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   doc. PaedDr. Emanuel Hurych, Ph.D.

Emanuel Hurych is an associate professor at the Faculty of Sport Studies of Masaryk University in Brno. His research is primarily focused on the philosophy of sport, he is a member of the executive committee of the European Association for the Philosophy of Sport, member of the British Philosophy of Sport Association, the International Association for the Philosophy of Sport and some other international societies orientated towards social studies in sport. He brought some investigations of spiritual health within the philosophical and sociological discourses. He is the main author of the book Spirituality of Movement Activities (2013) and he has been developing a concept of the secularized spirituality of movement. His publications are devoted to the phenomenon of competition, authenticity in sport and spirituality of human movement. He is an active runner and a specific part of his work is devoted to running in the ontological, ethic and aesthetic perspectives.


   prof. Damir Knjaz, Ph.D.

Damir Knjaz is the Dean at the Faculty of Kinesiology University of Zagreb with 19 years of teaching experience in Ph.D. level curricula in Kinesiology (Basketball) and research projects coordination in Croatia. Is recognised both internationally and locally for his work in planning and programming in basketball training, motor learning and performance, coaching science, for adapting and introducing the “Mini Basketball” programme in elementary schools in Croatia as well as for promoting and educating on the importance of physical exercise and healthy eating and living. Damir Knjaz is member of the International Ski Instructors Association, the National Paralympic Committee and the Board of Directors of the Foundation Paralympian, the International Committee of NABC and an external member of the Research Committee of NABC, a representative of Croatia at FIBA’s Youth Commission.


  Assoc. Prof Piotr Oleśniewicz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, University School of Physical Education in Wrocław; Vice-Director of the Institute of Tourism and Recreation, Head of the Chair of Tourism and the Department of Sociocultural Foundations for Tourism. Associate Professor at the WSB University, Institute of Tourism and Recreation. Chancellor’s Proxy for strategy and development at the Humanitas University in Sosnowiec. Founder of the European Foundation for Gifted Children and of the Foundation of the Scientific and Research Institute ‘Didascalos’. Earlier, Vice-Rector at the Collegium Glacense University in Nowa Ruda, Vice-Rector at the College of Management ‘Edukacja’ in Wrocław. Research interests: senior tourism, educational tourism, physical activity.

  prof. Dr. Rado Pišot

He was one of the initiators of University of Primorska and the first dean of Faculty og Education in Koper. He is the founding father of institute for Kinesiology research (IKARUS) which is operating within the Science and Research Centre of the University of Primorska (UP ZRS) and has its laboratory at the Valdoltra Orthopaedic Hospital. He is also a member of Science council in Science and research centre, University of Primorska and a member of Senate at University of Primorska. For his science work he was awarded with reward of UP; Science and Research Centre »Glasnik znanosti« (Promoter of Science), with award of the University of Primorska »Zlata plaketa« and the award of Economy of Primorska »Primorski um 2007« (for transfer the science to economy). In December 2007, he became vice rector for science and research at the University of Primorska. In 2009 he was appointed as a full professor and research councillor at the University of Primorska.

  prof. Gheorghe Balint, PhD.

Gheorghe Balint works at University of Bacău, Romania - Department of Physical Education and Sports Performance with skills and expertise on professional development. His field of study is physical education with articles such as National Institute of Physical Education of the Republic of Moldova and National Academy of Physical Education and Sport in Bucharest - Faculty of Physical Education and Sport.

  doc. MUDr. Eva Kohlíková, CSc.

Eva Kohlíková graduated from the Medical Faculty of Charles University in Prague. She deals with the issue of etiopathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases, receptor blockers and physiological aspects of stress in relation to genetic dispositions. She is currently a Dean of Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Charles University.

  prof. Sarah Moss, PhD.

Sarah Moss works at the North West University South Africa – Physical Activity, Sport and Recreation. Her skills and expertise are in domains of exercise intervention, body composition, metabolic syndrome, blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, sports medicine, glycemic index. Some of her notable projects are Developing a sustainable physical activity and nutrition intervention in a low resources community and Prospective Urban and Rural Epidemology Study.

  prof. Mgr. Marián Vanderka, PhD.

Marián Vanderka is dean of Faculty of Physical Education and Sports at Comenius University in Bratislava. His skills and expertise are exercise science, sports science, biomechanice, exercise physiology and performance, sports biomechanice, athletics, kinematice, sports medicine and more. Some of the notable projects are Strength and power development or Post activation potentiation.

  Mgr. Milan Sedliak, PhD.

Milan Sedliak is Vice Dean for Science and International Affairs. He currently works at the Department of Sport Kinantropology, Aging and Lifestyle Diseases Research Centre, Comenius University in Bratislava. Milan does research in Exercise Chronobiology, Endocrinology and Molecular Biology. Their current project is 'Center of Active Ageing.'

  doc. Mgr. Daniel Jandačka, Ph.D.

Michal Jandačka works at University of Ostrava – Faculty of Education at the department of Human Movement studies and the Human Motion Diagnostic Centre. His current focus is on the biomechanics of human movement and methodology of kinanthropology research.

  doc. Mgr. Josef Mitáš, Ph.D.

Josef Mitáš works at Faculty of Physical Culture, Palacký University Olomouc. He is the chairman of International organisation HEPA Europe - Environmental approaches to HEPA promotion working group and member of scientific society at International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ), International Physical Activity and Environment Network (IPEN), International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH), International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), Czech Kinanthropology Society.

  prof. PhDr. Hana Válková, CSc.

Hana Válková works at Masaryk University – Faculty of Sports Studies, department of social sciences and sport management. She is a member of Czech Kinanthropology Society, Czech-moravian psychological society, Czech movement of Special Olympics, European committee for European master Degree in Apa studies, chairman of Special Olympics research in Euro/Asia region. Her focus is on psychology of sport, research at Special Olympics.

  prof. Yael Netz, PhD.

Yael Netz currently works at the Academic College at Wingate, Israel. President of the European Group of Aging and Physical Activity - EGREPA, Co-Editor-in-Chief of European Review of Aging and Physical Activity - EURAPA. Areas of interest: Physical fitness and cognitive functioning in old age; the psychological effect of a single training session on the elderly; physical activity patterns among the elderly and other age groups in the population; physical activity and psychological variables in adult and old age.

  doc. MUDr. Julie Dobrovolná, Ph.D.

Julie Dobrovolná is head of Molecular Metabolism and Chronic Diseases department at Faculty of Science and associate professor at the department of Pathological Physiology at Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University. She is member of doctoral committee of Pathological Physiology. Scientific and research activities are Molecular pathophysiology of the adipose tissue, pathophysiology of stress and its measurement, nutritional epidemiology Strategic partnership: University College London – Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health: collaboration with prof. M. Bobak and dr. H. Pikhart.

  prof. MUDr. Milan Brázdil, Ph.D.

Milan Brázdil is head of First Department of Neurology at Faculty of Medicine and research Group Leader – Milan Brázdil Research Group at Central European Institute of Technology. He is member of academic senate of Masaryk University at Faculty of Medicine, member of doctoral board and committee for neurology and neurosciences. Current research focuses on Prediction of Stimulation Efficacy in Epilepsy.

  prof. dr. sc. Goran Sporiš

Goran Sporiš is professor and head of international relations office at the department of General and Applied Kinesiology. Since 2007 has participated as a researcher in the projects - The development of algorithms for multivariate testing of structural hypotheses; The impact of different forms of physical activity on diabetes mellitus. His topics of scientific interest are performance analysis in sports, scientific research in the field of kinesiology, management in the field of sports and physical education, training planning, testing, top athletes, growth and development in relation to athletic performance, the science of football.

  doc. PhDr. Miroslav Petr, Ph.D

Miroslav Petr is professor at the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Charles University. He holds the position of vice-dean for research and development. Miroslav Petr focuses on sports nutrition and genomics.

  James J. Tufano, PhD

James Tufano is assistant professor at Charles University in Prague at Faculty of Physical Education and Sport. His skills and expertise are exercise and sports science, strength and conditioning, sport and muscle physiology, exercise testing, athletic performance, physical fitness, resistance training, muscle strength.