The Research WG has two main goals: impulse research collaboration among members, and impulse student Evidence Based Practice (EBP) engagement. In order to work on the two goals, the lines of action of the group are:

Impulse research among ENPHE members:

  • Identify the research needs of the ENPHE members: what do they expect from the Research WG?
  • Gathering and offering information about what are the research topics under development among ENPHE members
  • Offering useful research resources to ENPHE members:
    • Contact with other members that do research on the same topic for the whole project
    • Collaboration for the fieldwork phase (subjects of study, survey, questionnaire)
    • Expert panel
    • Ethical guidelines

Impulse students EBP engagement

  • Ensuring minimum requirements about EBP competences among ENPHE members
  • Offering good practices to institutions
  • Suggest specific research-related contents and competences in the PT curriculum

Members (list of core members)

  • Iosune Salinas Bueno – University of the Balearic Islands (SP) (facilitator)
  • David Beckwée – Vrije Universiteit Brussel (BE)
  • Niki Stolwijk – HAN University of Applied Sciences (NL)
  • Yasser Alakhdar – University of Valencia (SP)
  • Lidia Carballo – University of A Coruña (SP)
  • Gabriela Brochado – Cooperativa de Ensino Superior Politécnico e Universitario (PT)
  • Evita Dubinina – Latvian Academy of Sports Education (LV)
  • Dagmar Pavlu – Charles University (CZ)
  • Frank Ego – University of Antwerp (BE)
  • Steven Truijen– University of Antwerp (BE)
  • Emil Schuldt-Jensen – Student


The current activities and projects of the WG Research are:

  • Designing an educational module for EBP. Objective: Impulse student EBP engagement. We organized a workshop last ENPHE Conference (Groningen, 2019) in order to establish the minimum knowledge required and the educational approaches needed. Co-creation (student, teachers and (educational) researchers), innovative learning tools (blended learning, flipped classrooms,…) and usability (from the student’s perspective) are important innovative aspects of the process. Leaders of the project: David Beckwée, Niki Stolwijk. Collaboration (students): Ellen Scheys, Alexandre Maricot.
  • Activities to impulse research among ENPHE members. In order to make possible the exchange of information about what are the research topics under development among ENPHE members, and offering room for contact with other members that do research on similar fields of interest, we run a research speed-dating session last ENPHE Conference (Groningen, 2019). We plan to do similar activities with the same goal on next occasions. Leader: Iosune Salinas. Collaboration: Lidia Carballo, Yasser Alakhdar
  • Bachelor Thesis and Master Thesis Awards. Objective: engage bachelor and master students from the partner schools to share their thesis; value the research developed by students. Each year, 3 best bachelor and master thesis submitted are awarded. Application requirements and selection criteria for the ENPHE Bachelor Thesis Award 2019 can be consulted in Resources.

Additional information/contact

During the ENPHE Spring Seminar in Bochum (2019), the Research WG presented a new organization structure, that can be seen below: