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Dr. G.J. Pepping

Faculty of Medical Sciences/University Medical Centre Groningen
Dr. G.J. Pepping
Dr. G.J. Pepping

Gert-Jan Pepping is lecturer at the Centre of Human Movement Sciences at the UMCG of the University of Groningen. He studied Movement Sciences at the VU University in Amsterdam before completing his PhD in Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Birmingham, UK. Gert-Jan moved to Edinburgh University in 1999 to work as a research fellow on the prospective guidance of movement. After this he took up a post as lecturer in Applied Sport Sciences at the Moray House School of Education of Edinburgh University, UK. Before taking up his current post he was research-co-ordinator and senior research scientist at the University Centre for Sport, Exercise and Health (UCSEH) of the UMCG.


Gert-Jan teaches in the subject area of Psychology of Human Movement. He organises and lectures the bachelor courses 'Introduction into Psychology' to the first year students of Human Movement Sciences and 'Psychology of Sport and Exercise' to the second year students of Human Movement Sciences. Further to that Gert-Jan supervises literature reviews and research projects in the final year of the Bachelor in Human Movement Sciences and in the Master of Human Movement Sciences. Pepping is of the opinion that the binary HE system in the Netherlands keeps the difference between science and practice intact, he likes to point out the state of affairs in the UK and Scotland, where the bachelor - master structure has a much older tradition than in the Netherlands. If the ultimate outcomes of the bachelor-master introduction will work out in the same way as in the UK and Scotland, Pepping expects the difference between science and practice to gradually disappear. Important focus of his personal attention is the transfer from theory to day to day practice.

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