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VUB-professor and elite sport psychologist Paul Wylleman is awarded the 2017 Distinguished International Scholar Award

The Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), the North-American association of sport psychologists, awards its 2017 Distinguished International Scholar Award to VUB full professor sport psychology Paul Wylleman in recognition of his “outstanding scientific and applied achievements which significantly impacted the field of sport and exercise psychology”. Professor Wylleman is head of the research group Sport psychology and Mental Support and the department Topsport and Study, co-ordinated several international research projects for Erasmus+ and the International Olympic Committee and is past-President of the European Federation of Sport Psychology (FEPSAC). Since end 2013 he provides his expertise as elite sport psychologist to the Netherlands Olympic Committee where he manages an expert team performance behaviour and for which he was member of TeamNL during the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.