Prof. Dr. Roland Naul
University professor for sport science and sport pedagogy at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. Director of the Willibald Gebhardt Research Institute, Essen, Germany, an Olympic Study and Research Centre.
|Willibald Gebhardt Research Institute
Gladbecker Str. 180
Email: roland.naul@uni–due.de; firstname.lastname@example.org
|Date of Birth:||26.11.1948|
|Education:||1968 Abitur degree
1968 – 1974 Studies at the University of Münster
(physical education, pedagogy, psychology, sociology and sports medicine)
1972 degree in Physical Education
1974 M.A. degree in pedagogy, sociology and sports medicine
1978 doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in pedagogy, sociology and sports medicine
|Practical experience:||1975 – 1980 working as a research assistant in curriculum development and evaluation studies at the unit "Wissenschaftliche Begleitung Kollegstufe NW" in the faculty of pedagogy, sociology and journalism at the University of Münster|
Since 1980 I have been working as university professor for sport science and sport pedagogy at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany.
Since 1992 I have been working as Director of the Willibald Gebhardt Research Institute, Essen, Germany.
I served on different international boards such as: chair person of the International Committee of Sport Pedagogy, 1992-1996; former Western European director of the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE) (2000-2004), Vice-president of the International Society of Comparative Physical Education and Sport (ISCPES) 1992–1996 and 2000-2004.
Membership in various commission / expert groups
During the past years I collaborated in various national and international commissions and expert groups as an active member, especially to mention the expert group of the European Commission EAC on "EU-Physical Activity Guidelines” (2006–2008), the IOC–Review Group for the textbook “Teaching Values. An Olympic Education Toolkit” (2006–2007) and the EC EAC expert group "Monitoring the EU PA Guidelines(2012-2013).
The following universities invited me as their visiting professor: Martin Luther University at Halle/Saale Germany, University of Ghent (Belgium), Israeli Sport University in Netanya, Israel and the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
Awards and Prices
In 2003 I was awarded the silver medal of the Charles University in Prague for my European studies in PE and sports and in 2008 the gold medal of the Czech Olympic Academy for my work on and support of Olympic education. In 2004 I received the ICSSPE Service Award during the Pre-Olympic Congress in Thessaloniki (GR), in 2012 the Honouree Plaque of the European Academy of Sports, Velen (DE).
I published more than 350 reviewed papers in 12 different languages on physical education, Olympic education and health related youth sport activities. As an invited speaker I lectured on various international conferences and Pre-Olympic scientific congresses, including sessions of Olympic Pedagogy at the IOA (Olympia), ACSM and ECSS annual congresses, ICSEMIS conferences in Guangzhou (2008) and Glasgow (2012) as well as on behalf of national and EU–based bodies of education and sport (e.g. EC EAC, EUPEA, ENGSO).
I am Co-editor of three book series (German and American Studies in Sport, publisher: Waxmann-Verlag, Germany; Sport Science International, publisher: Lang-Verlag, Germany; Book Series of the Willibald Gebhardt Research Institute, publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag, Germany). Member of the editorial board of the following journals: European Review in Physical Education (UK); Acta Universitas Carolinae, Kinanthropologica and Ceska Kinantropologie (Czech Republic); African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation & Dance (South Africa), New Medicine (Journal of the Polish Association for Health Education); International Journal of Sport and Health Science (Japan), Global Journal of Health & Physical Education Pedagogy (USA), Graduate Journal of Sport & Exercise Science (Great Britain).
Peer reviews for further journals: „Sportwissenschaft "(Sport Science) (GER), „Scandinavian Journal of Public Health“ (DEN); "Journal of Physical Activity" (USA), "Journal of Community Medicine & Health Education" (USA), "Obesity facts" (SUI/GER), "Psychology of Sport & Exercise Science" (NED), Physical Education & Sport Pedagogy" (UK) .
In Dec. 2012 Routledge Publishing House (ROSOonline) elected me as their "editor of the month".
Teaching and Research
My teaching comprise in the broader sense children and youth sport in schools and sport clubs including historical (19th and 20th century), comparative (EU), didactical (secondary and primary education), motoric (motoric and fitness development) aspects and Olympic education.
My research fields align in general with the main areas of my teaching fields, considering especially physical education, health enhanced physical activities and youth sport in Germany and in the EU.
Presently, I work together with my research assistants and on behalf of two consortiums (as the leader) on a state-wide evaluation study in North–Rhine Westphalia on “Movement, games and sport offers at open all-day schools” (2007–2011) and on a cross-boarder (between North–Rhine Westphalia and the Netherlands) Euregio intervention project “Healthy children in sound communities (NL-DE) ” (2008–2013) and on a new EU-study on "Healthy chidren in sound communities" (www.hcsc.eu). since January 2010. For further information in German as well as in English pls. refer to the homepages www.wgi.de ; www.olympiceducation.net and www.gkgk.nl; www.gk-gk.eu.