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Prof. Dr. Roland Naul

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Prof. Dr. Roland Naul
Professor of Sport Science and Sport Pedagogy,

Member of the Expert Group of the European Union on "EU-Physical Activity Guidelines”

Director of the Willibald Gebhardt Research Institute, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

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Prof. Dr. Roland Naul (born 1948, MA 1974, Dr. phil. 1978) is Professor of Sport Science and Sport Pedagogy at the University of Duisburg-Essen since 1980 and director of the Willibald Gebhardt Research Institute (since 1992). He served on different international scientific and publication boards (e.g. chair person of the International Committee of Sport Pedagogy, 1992-1996; former Western European director of the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE) (2000-2004)). Roland Naul published more than 300 reviewed papers in 10 different languages on physical education, Olympic education and health related youth sport activities. As an invited speaker he lectured on various international conferences in PE and Sport Pedagogy and Pre-Olympic scientific congresses on Olympic education, including sessions of Olympic Pedagogy at the IOA (Olympia). He was visiting professor at the Olympic Education Institute, Edmonton, University of Alberta, in 2004. In 2003 he received the silver medal of the Charles University of Prague for his European studies in PE and youth sports, in 2008 the gold medal of the Czech Olympic Academy for his work on Olympic education.

Selected books:

Roland Naul (2007). Olympische Erziehung. Aachen: Meyer & Meyer.

Roland Naul (2008). Olympic Education. Oxford: Meyer & Meyer.

Roland Naul, Rolf Geßmann, Uwe Wick (2008). Olympische Erziehung in Schule und Verein. Grundlagen und Materialen. Schorndorf: Hofmann..

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