We are honoured and proud to let you know that the VU University Amsterdam has awarded our own Evert Verhagen a VU University Research Chair, by which he will be appointed as Professor of Epidemiology of Sports, Physical Activity and Health per January 1st 2018. The VU University Research Chair is a selective and privileged appointment as full professor. The chair has been created to recognize and reward outstanding scholars currently at the rank equivalent to associate professor who are acknowledged by their peers as upcoming leaders in their research field.
Evert Verhagen (1976) is a human movement scientist and epidemiologist. He is employed at the Department of Public and Occupational Health of the VU University Medical Center and the Amsterdam Movement Science Research Institute. He chairs our research theme 'Sports, Lifestyle and Health', is the chair of the Amsterdam Collaboration on Health and Safety in Sports (one of the 10 IOC research centers, and co-director of the Amsterdam Institute of Sports Sciences (AISS). His research revolves around (1) the prevention of sports and physical activity related injuries (including monitoring, cost-effectiveness and implementation issues); and (2) physical activity promotion integrated in everyday life. He has (co-)authored over 170 peer-reviewed publications and has been the project leader of multiple studies divided across both research topics in which he supervises several (inter-)national PhDs and post-docs Within the department he also fulfils teaching responsibilities for the faculties of Medicine, Human Movement Sciences and Health Sciences, and individual supervision in research training.