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Duarte Araújo

PhD, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Sport and Health and Faculty of Human Kinetics at the University of Lisbon, Portugal. He leads both the research centre of this school, CIPER, and the Laboratory of Expertise in Sport.

He is an associate editor of the journal Psychology of Sport and Exercise as well as the Journal of Expertise. Araújo’s research on sport expertise and decision-making, performance analysis, and affordances for physical activity has been funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia. He has published more than 160 papers in scientific journals (with over 5,500 citations in the Web of Science) and more than 15 books about expertise, team performance, variability, cognition, and decision-making in sport. He collaborates regularly with Sport Federations and Clubs and supervises several doctoral students from Portugal, Italy, Brazil, Spain, and Australia.

Duarte Araújo and Keith Davids are key developers of the ecological dynamics theoretical framework to sport.

Pedro Passos

Assistant Professor with Aggregation at FMH-Universidade de Lisboa, where he teaches Motor Control and Learning. He graduated in Physical Eduaction and Sports in 1995, took the MSc degree in Sport Psychology in 1999 and the PhD in Sport Sciences in 2008, all in Faculdade de Motricidade Humana. Concerning postgraduate students, he supervised Master and PhD students from the Faculdade de Motricidade Humana and also from other national and international faculties. He has several international peer reviewed publications, books and chapters in books. His research interests are in the area of motor coordination at an intra and interpersonal level of analysis, where currently he is developing the research projects related with the landscapes of possibilities of passing in football, and also with synergies formation in the course of an action.

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