Full Professor

Steven Vos

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Research Profile

Steven Vosis part-time Professor of Design and Analysis of Intelligent Systems for Vitality and Leisure Time Sports. He is head of the research group ‘Move to Be’ at the School of Sports Studies, Fontys University of Applied Sciences. He is also part of the Policy in Sports and Physical Activity Research Group at KU Leuven, Belgium. Vos is interested in designing tailored services and products to improve sports, physical activity and vitality, taking into account individual, social and environmental factors. He aims to improve public health by offering people, especially the very heterogenous group of less experienced athletes, personalized and smart tools to help them get and keep moving. Vos has contributed to establish sports & vitality as one of the strategic research and design topics of the department, both in terms of internal profiling (through projects and the Roadmap Human Technology for Vital People) and external profiling (through co-authoring the Dutch national research agenda on sports & exercise, supporting the Vitality Academy, and setting up living labs).

Academic Background

Steven Vos holds a master’s degree in Social Psychology from KU Leuven, Belgium, and also completed his PhD research in Kinesiology and Sport Policy there over a decade later. He worked at KU Leuven in a variety of positions and spent several years as a research manager at the Accessibility Expertise Center in Belgium before joining Fontys University of Applied Sciences. Currently, he is still a research fellow at KU Leuven, while also holding a professorship at Fontys and a Full Professorship at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e).

Educational Activities

  • Final Bachelor Project
  • Introduction to Sport, Physical Activity and Vitality
  • Final Master Project (BPD)
  • Preparation Final Master Project (BPD)
  • Final Master Project - Design Leadership and Entrepreneurship (BPD)
  • Preparation FMP - Design Leadership and Entrepreneurship (BPD)

Ancillary Activities

  • Dit is mijn hoofdaanstelling. Ik ben werkzaam als lector binnen Fontys sporthogeschool, Fontys Hogescholen - Fontys Sporthogeschool