Gert-Jan Pepping joined ACU in 2014 as Deputy Head for the School of Exercise Science at Banyo, the Brisbane campus. He studied Movement Sciences at the Free University in Amsterdam before completing his PhD at the University of Birmingham, UK, in the area of perceptuo-motor control/sport psychology. Gert-Jan has over 20 years of international experience of working in academia as well as doing research in sports medicine and working with sports teams in the UK, the Netherlands and Australia.
Gert-Jan’s academic interests and expertise are in the enhancement of decision-making skill in high performance sport and exercise. What are the social, emotional, neuropsychological, neurophysiological and perceptuo-motor processes for decision-making in sport and exercise? Insights gained through his research are important for sport science support, coaching, training, team selection, and team development, but also for sport participation, injury prevention and rehabilitation, and the identification/recognition and development of sport talent.