Since 2014, Nicolette Schipper-van Veldhoven combines her function as programme manager of research at the Netherlands Olympic Committee*Netherlands Sports Confederation (NOC*NSF) with a Professorship in Sport-related educational Theory at Windesheim University of Applied Sciences. Her research activities within the research theme Sport-related educational Theory should contribute to a new, innovative body of sustainable knowledge that can help us to promote, implement and maintain a safe sporting and exercise climate, from a pedagogical perspective.
Veldhoven is an experienced research adviser on sexual harassment and abuse and sport pedagogy, and has extensive experience of designing and evaluating physical exercise programmes for children with special needs. In 2010 Van Veldhoven, for example, acted as project leader for a research project on sports and education, commissioned by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport. She was also co-initiator of the research program Sport 2013-2016 (Dutch Organization for Scientific Research), with the aim to strengthen scientific research in the field of (elite) sport. Van Veldhoven worked as a university lecturer at the University of Utrecht, and supervised a wide variety of studies within the fields of sport pedagogy, sport policy, sport, exercise and health.
Nicolette Schipper-van Veldhoven graduated in 1984 from the Catholic Academy of Physical Education in Tilburg. After this initial schooling, she studied Educational Sciences at the University of Utrecht. Veldhoven got her PHD from the same university in 1998 after she completed a study based on the question how exercises for children with asthma effected their physiological and psychosocial well-being. In 1999 she received the Boymans Prize of the Dutch Catholic Sports Federation for her dissertation. The Boymans Prize is an award for the best dissertation within the field of sport and society.
Contact details Dr Nicolette Schipper-van Veldhoven
Professorship Sport-related educational Theory
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