Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - dvs-Hochschultag 2019

Keynote Speaker

Wir freuen uns folgende Keynote-Speaker auf dem dvs Hochschultag 2019 begrüßen zu dürfen:


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Prof. Dr. Adele Diamond
(University of British Columbia, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, Canada)

Adele Diamond is the Canada Research Chair Professor of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience at University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada. A member of the Royal Society of Canada, she has been named one of the “2000 Outstanding Women of the 20th Century” and has been listed as one of the 15 most influential neuroscientists alive today, and has received numerous awards including an Award for Lifetime Contributions to Developmental Psychology in the Service of Science and Society.

Prof. Diamond has held US government National Institute of Health R01 research grants continuously for over 30 years and overseen over $24 million in research funding. She has given over 500 invited addresses, including at the White House, in over 40 countries across 6 continents. She was educated at Swarthmore (where she received her BA, Phi Beta Kappa), Harvard (where she received her PhD), and Yale Medical School (where she was a postdoctoral fellow).

Prof. Diamond’s specialty is executive functions, which depend on the brain’s prefrontal cortex and interrelated neural regions. She studies how executive functions are affected by biological factors (such as genes and neurochemistry) and by environmental ones (for example, impaired by stress or improved by interventions). Her discoveries have improved medical treatment for disorders (such as PKU and ADHD) and impacted education worldwide, improving millions of children’s lives.

Prof. Diamond’s work has emphasized that executive functions can be improved even in the very young and very old, and anywhere in-between, and that addressing social and emotional needs may be central to whether EFs improve and whether those improvements last. Thus. Prof. Diamond offers a markedly different perspective from traditional medical practice in hypothesizing that treating physical health, without also addressing social and emotional health is less efficient or efficacious. And, Prof. Diamond offers a markedly different perspective from mainstream education in hypothesizing that focusing exclusively on training cognitive skills is less efficient, and ultimately less successful, than also addressing emotional, social, spiritual, and physical needs. Recently, Prof. Diamond has turned her attention to the possible roles of play, music and other arts, and physical activity in improving executive functions and academic and mental health outcomes.



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Prof. Dr. Richard Giulianotti
(Loughborough University, School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, UK)

Richard Giulianotti (PhD, Aberdeen) is Professor of Sociology in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University, and Professor II at the University of Southeast Norway. He was previously employed at Durham University and the University of Aberdeen, and he has taught or given guest classes at many other institutions, most recently these include Harvard University, Johan Cruyff Institute, Seoul National University, Tübingen University, and the University of Warsaw.

He has researched and published widely on football, sport, development, peace, globalization, mega-events, migration, youth, and deviance. He is author of the books Football: A Sociology of the Global Game (Polity, 1999), Sport: A Critical Sociology (Polity, 2005, revised 2015), Ethics, Money and Sport (with A.J. Walsh, Routledge, 2007), Globalization and Football (with R. Robertson, Sage, 2009), and Policing the London 2012 Olympics (with G. Armstrong & D. Hobbs, Routledge, 2016).

He has edited or co-edited many books, including The Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Sport (2015) and The Routledge Handbook of Sport for Development and Peace (with H. Collison, S. Darnell and P.D. Howe, 2018); and, he has published many articles in leading international journals and edited books.

He has undertaken numerous research projects funded by the European Commission, UK Economic and Social Research Council, and the Nuffield Foundation, and his work has been translated and published in more than a dozen languages.



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Prof. Dr. Alberto E. Minetti
(University of Milan, Dept. of Pathophysiology and Transplantation, Italy)

Alberto Enrico Minetti is actually Professor of Physiology in the School of Medicine at the Dept. of Pathophysiology and Transplants of the University of Milan, Italy. His scientific activity focuses on the Biomechanics and Energetics in humans and animals, and in many different conditions: health, sport, locomotor impairments, space exploration and others.

Prof. Minetti's efforts are directed to understand the fundamentals of biological movement by means of experimental measures, mathematical and computational models, particularly by matching mechanical with metabolic results.

He has also been teaching and doing research in other countries (Switzerland, UK, Denmark) and touring quite a lot as an invited speaker.



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Prof. Dr. Yannis Pitsiladis
(University of Brighton, Departmet of Sport and Exercise Science, UK)

Professor Yannis Pitsiladis has an established history of research into the importance of lifestyle and genetics for human health and performance. Following 15 years at the University of Glasgow, Scotland where he created the largest known DNA biobank from world-class athletes, he was appointed (in 2013) Professor of Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Brighton.

Current research priority is the application of “omics” (i.e. genomics and transcriptomics) to the detection of drugs in sport with particular reference to recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEpo), blood doping and testosterone.

His most recent research is funded by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), he is currently a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Medical and Scientific Commission, a member of the Executive Committee and Chair of the Scientific Commission of the International Sports Medicine Federation (FIMS), has sat on two WADA committees and is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

He has published over 170 peer-reviewed papers, written and edited a number of books and has featured in numerous research documentaries (e.g. ESPN, BBC, NHK Japan, CNBC) and popular books (e.g. Bounce, The Sports Gene).



Foto Sylvia Titze (schmal)

Ao. Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Sylvia Titze
(Universität Graz, Bewegung und Public Health, Österreich)

Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Sylvia Titze, MPH studierte Biologie und Sportwissenschaft und arbeitet am Institut für Sportwissenschaft der Universität Graz. Im Bereich „Bewegung und Public Health“ erforscht sie Einflussfaktoren auf das Bewegungsverhalten und führt Bewegungsinterventionen für unterschiedliche Zielgruppen sowie Projektevaluationen durch.

Zum einen sensibilisiert sie Studierende, Verhaltensänderung theoretisch zu verstehen und persönlich zu erleben. Zum anderen engagiert sie sich für Policy-Maßnahmen zur Förderung körperlicher Aktivität auf Bevölkerungsebene.

Persönlich verbringt sie gerne Zeit in den Bergen und radelt jeden Wochentag zur Arbeit. Bewegung in der Natur, aber auch im öffentlichen Raum ist ihr Lebenselixier.



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Prof. Dr. Petra Wagner
(Universität Leipzig, Abteilung Gesundheits- und Rehabilitationssport)

Professorin Dr. Petra Wagner schloss das Studium der Sportwissenschaft mit dem Diplom ab. Sie leitet das Institut für Gesundheitssport und Public Health in der Sportwissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität Leipzig.

Sie forscht zu Gesundheitssport und körperlicher Aktivität und fokussiert sich auf der Basis einer sozial-ökologischen Perspektive auf personale wie strukturelle Determinanten und Einflussgrößen auf das Bewegungsverhalten. Interventionen zur Bewegungs- und Gesundheitsförderung werden von ihr für Zielgruppen über die Lebensspanne hinweg konzipiert und evaluiert.

Der Frage nach den Mechanismen eines Sport- und Bewegungsengagements nähert sie sich anhand unterschiedlicher Forschungsmethoden und Studiendesigns. Sie berät auf der Ebene von Bevölkerungsgruppen wie von Einrichtungen des Sport-, Gesundheits-, Bildungs- sowie des Politik- und Wirtschaftssystems zur Entwicklung und Durchführung von gesundheitsförderlicher körperlich-sportlicher Aktivität.

Ihre persönliche Vorliebe ist der Ausdauersport sowohl an Land (Joggen etc.) als auch im Wasser (Rudern und Kanu).


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