Scientific Board

Denis Hauw (President)

After having been an physical education and sports teacher (in 1988) and a high-level gymnastic coach, I continued my university studies and received my PHD in Sport Psychology in 1992, at the University of Paris X. I was then Lecturer of Conferences in STAPS in different French universities (La Réunion, Toulouse, Montpellier) and I obtained my Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (2008) in Montpellier. I have been a sport psychologist since 1999 with the French team of trampoline, freestyle skiing, but also with various elite sports training centers (fencing, athletics). I was President of the French Ecoute Dopage freephone number from 2010 to 2013. I was recruited as Professor of Sport Psychology at the Institute of Sport Sciences of the University of Lausanne in 2012. I lead the group “Sport psychology” by focusing our activities on research, training and intervention in an “enactive” approach to sport activity, i.e. focusing on understanding the meanings that emerge with the actions of athletes or coaches in training or competition situations.


  • Hauw, D. (2017). Antidoping education using a lifelong situated activity-based approach. Evidence, conception and challenges. Quest. 69(2), p. 256-275.
  • Rochat, N., Hauw, D., Antonini Philippe, R., Crettaz von Roten, F., Seifert, L. (2017), « Comparison of vitality states of finishers and withdrawers in trail running: An enactive and phenomenological perspective », PLosOne, 12 (3), e0173667.
  • Gesbert, V., Carrel, J., Antonini Philippe, R., & Hauw, D. (2016), « Elite volleyball coaches’ experience using a statistical information system », International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 16, p. 613-633.


Roberta Antonini Philippe (Vice president)

Currently Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Sport Sciences in the University of Lausanne, I received my PHD in Sport Psychology in 2002 at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis. I worked for almost 10 years at the Swiss Federal Institute of Sport Magglingen (SFISM) in the field of teaching and research in sport psychology. Afterward, I joined the University of Geneva as a teacher from 2010 to 2013.
My main research interests are oriented towards exploring the dynamics of organizing, disorganizing and reorganizing different types of athletic or artistic performances. I have developed many works in the field of interpersonal relationships in sport. These research also contribute to the field of intervention in order to improve the performance levels of athletes and artists in an immediate and/or long term perspective, as well as preserve the integrity of the practitioners on the psychological and social aspects. These interventions are characterized in the form of recommendations for training or psychological services.
Since 2007, I am also very active in psychological services for athletes and musicians.


Members of the scientific board :

  • Katharina Albertin (Psychologist, President of the Swiss Association of Sport Psychology)
  • Marjorie Bernier (University of Brest, FR)
  • Julie Boiché (University of Montpellier, FR)
  • Julien Bois (University of Pau, FR)
  • Cyril Bossard (University of Brest, FR)
  • Geneviève Cabagno (University of Rennes 2, FR)
  • Mickael Campo (University of Dijon, FR)
  • Karine Corrion (University of Nice, FR)
  • Fabienne D’Arripe-Longueville (University of Nice, FR)
  • Fabrice Dosseville (University of Caen, FR)
  • Anne-Marie Elbe (University of Copenhagen, DK)
  • Jean Fournier (University of Paris X-Nanterre, FR)
  • Markus Gerber (University of Basel, CH)
  • Christophe Gernigon (University of Montpellier, FR)
  • Guido Guendolla (University of Geneva, CH)
  • Emma Guillet (University of Lyon 1, FR)
  • Ernst-Joachim Hossner (University of Bern, CH)
  • Daniella Joop (University of Lausanne, CH)
  • Sophia Jowett (University of Loughborough, UK)
  • Gilles Kermarrec (University of Brest, FR)
  • Lambros Lazuras (University of Sheffield, UK)
  • Marc Levêque (University of Orléans, FR)
  • Olivier Luminet (University of Louvain La Neuve, BE)
  • Aine MacNamara (University of Lancashire, UK)
  • Grégory Ninot (University of Montpellier, FR)
  • Germain Poizat (University of Geneva, CH)
  • Jean-Pierre Rolland (University of Paris X-Nanterre, FR)
  • Géraldine Rix-Lièvre (University of Clermont-Ferrand, FR)
  • Marie Santiago (University of Lausanne, CH)
  • Jacques Saury (University of Nantes, FR)
  • Ludovic Seifert (University of Rouen, FR)
  • Roland Seiler (University of Bern, CH)
  • David Trouilloud (University of Grenoble, FR)
  • Michel Verger (University of Clermont-Ferrand, FR)
  • Aude Villemain (University of Orléans, FR)
  • Grégoire Zimmermann (University of Lausanne, CH)
  • Paul Wylleman (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, BE)
  • Jacques Méard (Haute École Pédagogique, Vaud, CH)
  • Andrea Schiavio (University of Graz, AUT)