Branislav Antala is working in Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia. He is also Meritorius professor in University of Zagreb, Croatia. His area of specialization is Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy and Sport Management. He has been an author of about 190 original scientific articles and reports published in 25 countries and 5 edited books. He delivered 28 invited keynote lectures and about 30 presentations in international conferences and congresses. He is a Member of the Editorial Boards of 14 international journals. He is FIEP World International Vice–president, FIEP Europe President, ICSSPE Executive Board Member, chair of International Committee of Sport Pedagogy. In Slovakia he is a member of Curriculum Council of Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport, and chair of PE commission. He is a recipient of many international awards eg. FIEP Gold Cross (Brazil), Águila de Oro (Mexico), Pico Bolivar Award (Venezuela), NSA “Vasily Levski” Award (Bulgaria), Gold Plaque of Montenegrin Sport Academy (Montenegro).
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Balasekaran obtained his PhD from the University of Pittsburgh, USA through an overseas government scholarship. He has published approximately 150 research papers, abstracts, proceedings papers and book chapters in mostly first rated journals and books. He did his Post-Doctoral Fellowship in molecular genetics with a renowned genetics professor at the University of Pittsburgh, USA.
Asst. Prof. Dr. Susilo BROJO
Asst. Prof. Dr. Susilo Brojo completed his Master’s Degree in Physical Education in 2001 and Doctoral degree from Central China Normal University 2014 is presently working as senior lecturer in Department of Physical Education Faculty of Sports Science State University of Jakarta, and foreign affair staff. Since 2011, his is also as Executive Board Member ACESS. He is now developing Sport in sport science faculty state University of Jakarta to be international standard and concern for Physical Education.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Elena Carrillo is a Dietitian-Nutritionist. She is PhD in Education and has performed research around a variety of topics mainly related to how socio-educational features can leverage health and educational inequalities. More specifically, he develops her research around healthy eating and youth obesity prevention using an ecological approach, and around educational governance networks, that connect social, health and educational organizations and empower communities to succeed in front of today’s comprehensive challenges.
Dr. Rungchai Chaunchaiyakul is currently a Chairperson of Post-Graduate Programme in Sports Science, College of Sports Sciences and Technology Mahidol University, Thailand. He is involved in 3 main health-related promotion programs of the country: a) as the manager for “Exercise is medicine, Thailand”, sponsored by ACSM; b) as the manager for “Sports Science Professional Qualification”, supported by Thailand Professional Qualification Institute (TPQI. Thai Gov.Certified Body) and c) as a former secretary for “Thai without big belly campaign”, supported by Thai Health Promotion Foundation. He was a lecturer in Medical Physiology at the Faculty of Science, Mahidol University from 1994-2001 before joining College of Sports Sciences and Technology as the Deputy Dean for Research and Academic Relations from 2001-2004 and 2008-2016. He obtained his B.Sc. (Physical Therapy, from Mahidol University), M.Sc. (Physiology, from Mahidol University); and PhD (Exercise Physiology from University of Wollongong, Australia). He has been awarded as “Mahidol University Ambassador” in 2013 and “An Outstanding Lecturer” in the same year. His research interests include adaptations from hypoxic training, thermoregulatory physiology, supplements and sports drinks on performance, and fitness promotion in elderly.
Dr. Chee Keong Chen is an Associate Professor in the Sports Science Unit, School of Health Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). He was the Head of the Sports Science Unit from 2006-2012 and currently the Head of the Sports Science Research Cluster, USM. He was a health and physical education lecturer before joining USM as a lecturer in 2005. He obtained his Bachelor of Education (Physical Education) from Universiti Pertanian Malaysia; Masters in Sports Science (Health & Fitness) from University of Essex, United Kingdom; and PhD in Sports Science from USM. He has been awarded a postgraduate prize for his PhD thesis by the Nutrition Society of Malaysia in 2005.
Prof. Dr. Ian Culpan is the Director the New Zealand Centre for Olympic Studies and the former head of the School of Sport and Physical Education at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. In 2013 he was a visiting professor at Charles University in the Czech Republic, visiting academic at the German Sport University of Cologne, Germany and Kristainstad University, Sweden. His research interests are in physical education/teacher education (PETE), Curriculum Development, Physical Education Pedagogy, Olympism and its pedagogy, and the social and educative value of physical education and sport where he has published widely on these topics.
Prof. Henry Daut completed his Master of Science Degree in Leadership and Management in Sport minor in Sport Psychology in 1990 from the University of Oregon, USA as a Fulbright Scholar (1988-1990). He obtained his Professional Diploma in Physical Education in 1986 from the College of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation and Bachelor of Science in Agriculture – Agronomy in 1982 at Mindanao State University in Marawi City. He is the Head of the Philippine – Pan Asian Society of sports and Physical Education (2013 – present) and was a Foreign Professor at the University of Suwon, South Korea (2012-13; 2015-16). He was appointed Philippine President and representative of the World Recreation Education association in 2015.
Prof. Dr. J. Hans de Ridder is a full professor and director of the School of Biokinetics, Recreation and Sport Science at the North-West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa. He is the founder Secretary-General of the BRICS Council of Exercise and Sport Science (BRICSCESS). He is also the Immediate Past President of the International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK) and an ISAK-accredited Level 4 criterion anthropometrist.
Prof. Dr. Giyasettin Demirhan is working at Hacettepe University Faculty of Sport Sciences. He earned his Master and Ph.D. Degrees in Curriculum and ınstruction from Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey. He is head of Department Physical Education and Sport Teacher Education and President of Turkish Sport Sciences Association. His research interests are curriculum and instruction, teaching models and methods, sport pedagogy, teacher characteristics, critical thinking, attitude, instructional technology in PE and risk perception in outdoor-adventure sports.
Prof. Dr. Kim Graber is a professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health and Director of the Campus Honors Program at the University of Illinois. Dr. Graber completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Iowa, her master’s at Columbia University Teachers College, and her doctorate at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Her research interests include children’s wellness, legislative policy mandates, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.
Geraldine “Dina” Go-Bernardo is a graduate of B.S. Physical Therapy from the University of the Philippines and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Management at the Asian Institute of Management (A.I.M). Her foray into sports began when she became a National Athlete and Team Captain of the Philippine Women’s Dragon Boat Team. Dina became the Chairperson of the Philippine Olympic Committee Athletes Commission and was also appointed as the first female Executive Director of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC). After leaving public service, Dina was invited as Executive Board Member of the Asian Association of Sport Management (AASM) and the Asian Council of Exercise and Sports Science (ACESS) and thus founded the local chapter, the Sport Management Council of the Philippines – SportPhil (www.sportphil.com). She currently teaches sport management at the De La Salle University, College of Business.
Dr. Maria Luisa Guinto-Adviento is the research director and sport psychologist of the College of Human Kinetics of the University of the Philippines. As one of the pioneering sport psychologists in the country, she is a founding member of the Association of Sport and Exercise Psychology in the Philippines (ASEPP) and a forerunner of the Special Interest Group for Sport and Exercise Psychology at the Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP). She also belongs to the Managing Council of Asian-South Pacific Association of Sport Psychology (ASPASP).
Prof. Dr. Ivo Jirásek is Vice-Dean for Research at Faculty of Physical Culture, Palacky University Olomouc, the Czech Republic. He specializes in philosophical aspects of movement culture (game and play, experience, body, movement), is interested in experiential and outdoor education, and topic of spirituality and spiritual health. He has published in numerous journals including Quest, Journal of the Philosophy of Sport, Sport, Education and Society, Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics, Implicit Religion, and Acta Gymnica.
Prof. G L Khanna is presently working as Professor and Dean Faculty of Applied Sciences, Manav Rachna International University Faridabad, India and prior to this he worked as Senior Scientific Officer, in Sports Authority of India. He was the co-ordinator and Head Sports Sciences department. He also worked as Professor (M) Sports Science, in University of Science Malaysia and has played an active role in promoting sports sciences in India. He was member of steering committee of Gov’t of India for preparation of Indian Team for Commonwealth Games 2010. He was the Organising Chairman of XIV the Commonwealth International Conference of Sports Sciences held at Inida. He was Chairman of the Organising committee of 7th APCESS 2015.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Oleksandr Krasilshchikov is an associate professor in the Exercise & Sports Science Program at Universiti Sains Malaysia since 2002. Teaching experience includes the Kiev State Institute of Physical Culture as a lecturer, senior lecturer, and associate professor from 1982 to 1993. His applied science experience, 1994 to 2002, involved work with the Sports Authority of India as a training methods expert in charge of talent identification schemes and developing scientific support to the national teams in more than 10 different sports. He has been a recipient of Teaching Excellence Award in USM in 2006, best paper awards at the International Conferences in 2008 and 2013.
Dr. Jens Omli has traveled the world learning from exceptional coaches and administrators in North America, Europe, South America, Asia, and Africa and has had the privilege to train and mentor more than a thousand sport coaches. In addition to serving on the Kinesiology faculty at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, Dr. Omli is the president and co-founded of the International Sport Connection, a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization based in California, which has used sport to connect hundreds of thousands of vulnerable children with caring adult mentors.
Dr. Sharon Phelan lectures in Performing Arts and Physical Education at the Institute of Technology, in Tralee, Co. Kerry. She has also worked as a professional performer with Siamsa Tire (national folk theatre of Ireland), as Physical Education teacher and as National Facilitator in Physical Education and Dance with the Department of Education. Sharon was commissioned to complete the first Dance Syllabus in second level education in Ireland by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment. She has published internationally, focusing on dance from cultural and educational perspectives.
Kia Wang Phua is Principal of Fuhua Primary School, Singapore SMART School of the Future. With a 75 year history with humble beginnings, the school is the West Zone Centre of Excellence for Info-Comm Technology (ICT) in Teaching and Learning. The school is collaborating closely with National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in researching pedagogies in various subjects, including Physical Education.
Josephine Joy B. Reyes is presently a faculty of the Sports Science Department of the College of Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Santo Tomas. Concurrently, holds a consultancy position as Head of the Sports Physiology Unit of the Sports Science Center of the Philippine Sports Commission. Formerly, the Chair of the Sports Science Department for the period 2002-2013; was a member of the research core group of the Center for Health Research and Movement Science from 2004-2013 and previously the Program Director of the Loyola Schools Physical Education Program at the Ateneo de Manila University from 1999-2002.
Hanna Vehmas (Ph.D.) has worked since 1999 as a teacher and a researcher in Sport sociology and Sport Management in the Department of Sport Sciences. Since 2009 she has worked as Senior Lecturer of the International Master’s Degree Programme in Sport Management and Health Promotion at the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences. In addition to her teaching responsibilities at the University of Jyväskylä, Dr. Vehmas has visited a number of foreign universities as a visiting lecturer.
Professor Lordinio Vergara is the Director of the Institute of PE, Health, Recreation and Sports, and of the Center for Sports Development at the Philippine Normal University. He holds a Master of Arts in Sports and Recreation Management from PNU. He is a certified teacher and has been a member of the PNU Faculty since 1997. Among his current positions are the following: Artistic Director/Choreographer, Ala Eh Cultural Dance Troupe, Choreographer, Dance Trainer, Dance Teacher – Department of Education, Philippine Folk Dance Society, Philippine Normal University Performing Groups, Festival Consultant of the Lambayok Festival of San Juan, Batangas. He is the Assistant Coach/Dance Trainer of the PNU PEP Squad.
Prof. Dr. Erika Zemková completed her Masters Degree in Professional Coaching in 1994, and a Doctoral Degree in the scientific and academic branch of Sports Kinanthropology in 1999. In 2004, she received advanced IIa Scientific Qualification Degree at the Slovak Academy of Sciences. In 2007, she became associate professor of Sports Kinanthropology, and in 2013 full professor of Sports Kinanthropology.