Peter Jan Beek
Applications of dynamical systems theory in sports and movement science
Peter Jan Beek

Since 1998 Peter Jan Beek (1959) is Full Professor of Coordination Dynamics at the Department of Human Movement Sciences of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. His research covers a broad range of topics pertaining to the control and coordination of human movement and changes therein as a function of development, learning and rehabilitation. In his current research project, he is particularly interested in the role of practice, feedback and instruction in skill acquisition.

He has published over 300 articles in peer-reviewed journals and supervised almost 50 completed PhD projects. He has been Dean of Faculty for 12 years and editor-in-chief of Human Movement Science from 1999 until 2019.

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