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INSHS is open, innovative network in the field of sport and health sciences. It was established in 2005 by the Institute of Sport Science of University of West- Hungary (former Berzsenyi College) Szombathely (Hungary). The new coordinator institute of INSHS has been the University of Lorraine since 2016. INSHS network had currently 23 member institutes not only from 15 countries from all around Europe, but also from Non- European countries. This number might be constantly growing because INSHS – as a new association from 2018 - is going to be open for universities, other professional networks outside of Europe as well. The members are at the moment HEI's which are involved in sport and health science. But! A new change, initiation from September 2017: INSHS will be open also for individuals: academic staff, researchers, students, coaches, etc. who could apply for individual membership!

Postal Address : Joël Gaillard INSHS 14 Rue du Terreau 57420 Féy France Office : +33 372/746/716 : (9 AM- 12 AM) Mobile : + 33 630/374/090 e-mail:
Dr. Joel Gaillard is an author of publications in international scientific journals, he has delivered several keynotes and invited presentations, and over 80 oral conferences and paper presentations. He is working in the field of physical education and school failure for French Ministry of Education and in the field of youth physical activity and management for the Department of Physical Education and Sports of University of Lorraine. Dr. Joel Gaillard actively participates in scientific activities at the international level: member of Scientific Expert and member of several international scientific institutions: ALESDE, EN3S, INSHS, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Member of several Editorial Board (Spark …) He is a leader and member in a number of scientific, study and experimental development projects at national and international levels:
  • Elen2learn: Explore and promote the contribution of ICT and digital media in supporting the development of learning to learn competencies in lifelong learning transitions.( elearn2learn project explained)
  • Alive and Kicking : is a program based on the humanitarian values of E.PSY.ME aided by the knowledge provided by Sport Psychology and its beneficial impact on people’s lives (
  • School failure and vocational school: Our academic work tends to propose and design a new teaching schedule named the "Three Dimensional Alternative Process".
  • Sport, territories and social issues: sports practices evolved from a leisure activity into wide extent because of the collective infatuation that sport generates
  • Sports practices and disabilities: The main goal is to try to understand why and how sports activities can help to generate a transformation of self and social perception of our identity.
Dr. Joel Gaillard


e-mail: Associate Professor of the University (area: Physical and Sports Education)
Category: Doctor in Sport Sciences, by the University of Alicante Academic training:
  • Doctor by the University of Alicante
  • Bachelor in Physical Education from the University of Granada
  • Degree in Psycho pedagogy from the University of Alicante
  • Master Specialist in Physical Education by the University of Alicante
Teaching experience: Since 01/10/2000 he was a professor at the University of Alicante, a collaborating professor, a collaborating professor, a hired teacher and a University Professor. Teaching Merits: 5 triennials and 3 quinquennials of teaching Merits Researchers: 2 research sections by the Ministery of Education (2003-2008 and 2009-2015) Lines of research: During these years he carried out research in the main areas, carried out the sports initiation and the other on the analysis of sports performance, conducting the direction of 15 doctoral theses, leading 31 research projects and publication of 108 articles, of which 34 papers are published in Jouranal Citatión Report Directed theses: 15 Other Academic Merits: Member of the Editorial Board of 7 journals in the Journal Citation Report Other Professional Merits: 1.-Physical Trainer of the Lucentum Basketball Club (ACB) 2.-Physical trainer of the Spanish selection of beach volleyball
Dr. Jose Antonio Perez Turpin

Vice President

Office : +36 94 504 419 Mobile : +36 30 570 2044 e-mail:
MSc in Sport Science - Semmelweis University Budapest, 1981 - 1985 University Doctor in Sport Science - Semmelweis University Budapest, 1993 - 1995 MSc in European Studies - Berzsenyi College, Szombathely, 2002- 2004 PhD in Sport Sociology/Sport Development: Theme: "Sport Contribution to Sustainable Development European Dimension" -Semmelweis University, Budapest, 2002 - 2007 Dr. Dancs has been interested in Sport Sociology, Sport Management, and Notational Analysis for over 25 years. She is an associate professor in university ELTE, Szombathely, (Hungary, Budapest). She has published over 50 papers and she is a regular keynote speaker at international conferences. Henriette has also contributed to over 10 books and organized 35 international conferences over the years. Her areas of expertise in Sport Sociology are Sport and Sustainable development, EU and sport, Sport and Globalization, Sport and Intercultural Communication. Her field of expertise is in Notational Analysis are: technical, tactical movement analysis in Volleyball and in racket sports includes modeling, perturbations. She is the Founder and Coordinator (2005-2017) of the International Network of Sport and Health Science (INSHS). She is the foundet of the traditional International ISNHS Christmas Sport Scientific Conference started in 2006 in Szombathely, Hungary. AS co-founder of SportProfNet and Pressenger she is a keen networker and innovative project manager in many international projects and programs.
Dr. Henriette Dancs

General Secretary

Office Address: Ring Road, Landi Akhun Ahmed, main Campus, Sarhad University of Science and IT, Peshawar-Pakistan Official Status: Dean, Faculty of Arts, Social Sciences and Education Cell: +92-333-5100992 Whatsapp: +92-340-5108127 e-mail:
Prof. Dr. A. Waheed Mughal holds PhD degree in Sport Sciences obtained from Leipzig, Germany and served various institutions/ associations of Pakistan in different Capacities. He is a writer of more than 45 books of Sports Sciences & Physical Education. He represented Pakistan in international forums in Australia, Germany, Manchester, Bangladesh, India Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Hungary, Jordon, Germany, Egypt, North Korea and Turkey. At present, he is serving as Dean, Faculty of Arts, Social Sciences and Education, Sarhad University of Science and Information of Technology, Peshawar.
Dr. Abdul Waheed Mughal

Executive Committee member

Professor Mike Hughes has been interested in Notational Analysis for over 30 years. „ Father”of Performance Analysis”…He has workedas an analyst with NGB teams in squash, hockey, soccer,rugby union, tennis and badminton. He has published over 160 research articles; he is a regular keynote speaker at international conferences both for academics and coaches. Mike has also written and contributed to over 28 books and organized 30 international conferences. His areas of expertise include modeling, perturbations, tactical and technical analyses, and movement analysis. Recent research covers work in performance indicators in soccer, racket sports, performance indicators in basketball, cricket, sports acrobatics, perturbations in soccer, women's squash, reliability techniques in performance analysis and scoring goals in soccer He was the Founder and now President, of the International Society of Analysis of Sport (ISPAS), and also founded the International Journal of Performance Analysis of Sport. He is Chair, Performance Analysis Sub Group, INSHS. Mike is a Visiting Professor to 9 universities worldwide, accredited Level 7 by ISPAS, BASES Accredited 'Sport and Exercise Scientist', and as a Level IV squash coach, he coached English and Welsh national squads and the GB University squash squad. He is Professor Emeritus and works as a retired guest professor in different universties all around the world.
Dr. Mike Hughes

Executive Committee member

Academic Degrees:
  • State exam for a Teaching Position in Elementary Schools (German, Mathematics and Sport) IFL Nordhausen
  • Diploma in Sport Science Sport University, Leipzig
  • Doctorate in Pedagogy (PhD) Pedagogical College, Magdeburg
  • Doctoral Dissertation Sport University, Leipzig
Professional Experience 1996 – 2015:
  • Professor, Department of Movement Science at Department of Sport Science at Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg
  • Course director of international master study “Performance Analysis of Sport” Module leader: Motor control and motion analysis, Manager of DAAD projects
Primary Research Interests:
  • The effect of music on basic physiological functions under different sets of conditions
  • The influence of music on the movement composition (improvisation) by female dancers and gymnasts
  • The influence of music on the movement composition (improvisation) by female dancers and gymnasts
  • Technique acquisition: Interaction of mental and motor learning
  • Music-oriented motor learning with hearing-impaired and deaf children
  • Performance Analysis in Modern Rhythmic Gymnastics for Top-level teams in world group competitions and individual competitions
  • Performance Analysis in Games (Handball)
  • Cognitive and physical Fitness in Seniors, (Senior fitness)
  • Development of Dance and Sport walker for dementia prevention and rehabilitation
Professional & Academic Association Memberships:
  • German Association of Sport Science (DVS)
  • German Association of Dance Research
  • International Society of Performance Analysis of Sport
  • International Association of Sport and Health Science (INSHS)
  • International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE)
Collegiate Athletic Experience Nationally ranked in modern rhythmic gymnastics Member of different dance groups Overview: Prof. Dr. habil. Anita Hökelmann has authored more than 150 scholarly publications (journal articles, monographs, book chapters, and copyrighted assessment instruments.) She has made 75 research and professional presentations at international, national, regional and state conferences and has directed 20 international dance workshops, 4 international conferences (2003, 2006,) the Congress of Performance Analysis of Sport (WCPAS 8) in 2008 as well the Conference “Active Healthy Aging (AHA 2015). She worked as Guest lecturer in Canada, USA, Russia, France, Italy, Poland, Check Republic, Norway, Hungarian, Ukraine, Latvia, Croatia, Slovenia and Greece. She was and is: Manager of 7 financed scientific projects, grands, Manager of DAAD Projects from 2012-2017 “Transformation in academic teaching and research” Winner of Erasmus Grand in 2013 Leader of the Senior Dance Academy in Magdeburg Member of Editorial Boards in international Journals:
  • International Journal of Fundamental and Applied Kinesiology, Croatia
  • International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, UK
  • Journal of Applied Sports Science, Alexandria Egypt
  • Journal of Martial Art Anthropology, Poland
  • Journal of Physical Activity, Nutrition and Rehabilitation, Greece
  • Journal of Sport Science & Physical Education, “The Spark”, Pakistan
Dr. Anita Hoekelman

Executive Committee member

Masaryk University, Faculty of Sport Studies, Brno, Czech Republic Vice-Dean for external relations, Teacher, Sport instructor Research areas: Anthropomotorics, Physical activity testing, Motor skills and abilities Hobbies: Sports (snowboarding, football coach, and player, mtb, diving, outdoor sports, etc.), Skialp and climbing, Computers, Modern Technology
Dr. Tomas Vespalec

Executive Committee member

Professor Irena Valantine has PhD diploma in Social Sciences (Lithuanian Academy of Physical Education, Lithuania). Currently is the Executive Board Member of European Association for Sport Management, Head of bachelor study program “Sport Management” (Lithuanian Sports University) and Head of master study program “International Basketball Coaching and Management” (joint program with Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Split, Croatia). From 2016 is the Head of the international research group: Sport and Leisure Management. Teaching subjects: Sport and Tourism Management, Sport Events, Leadership, Integrated Business Case and Organizational Development. As a researcher works in 5 Erasmus+ projects: “Sport Against Violence And Exclusion / SAVE”, “A Serious Game Approach In Mitigating Performance Enhancement Culture In Youth/GAME”, “Build Opportunities For Nourishments By Doing Sports/BONDS”, “Athletics For Young And Teachers All Over Europe/AYTOE” and “Athlets Learning Entrepreneurship – A New Type Of Dual Career Approach/ AtLETyC“. An author or co-author of more than 90 scientific publications. More detailed information provided on:
Dr. Irena Valentina

Executive Committee member

Improving academic and professional cooperation/collaboration activities among colleagues and higher education institutions (HEi’s) and organsiations/networks on the field of sport science (kinesiology).
Enabling formal project partnerships in areas or disciplines that are shared by different members of the network.
Providing useful information for students, academics, researchers ont he filed of sport science.
Enlightening future generations to international mobility and encourage students to participate to internationals events.

Fields of cooperation

  • Common degrees, curriculum development
  • Grants
  • Staff and student mobility
  • Research
  • Publications
  • Events
  • Camps