Area: Sport Sociology


Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln, Institut für Europäische Sportentwicklung und Freizeitforschung, Am Sportpark Müngersdorf 6, 50933 Cologne, Germany

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Petry KarenDr. Karen Petry is Deputy Head of the Institute of European Sport Development and Leisure Studies at the German Sport University Cologne.

Karen is responsible for the research and teaching activities in sport development and leisure studies, European Sport Policy, Sport and Development, Monitoring and Evaluation, Social work and Sport, Sport and gender. She is the university co-ordinator of the Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP) of the European Union and she coordinates a further Education Module in "European Sport Studies" and in "Sport and Development".

Karen gives lectures in the BA Sport, Outdoor Activities and Movement, the MA Sport Management and the MA Sport Tourism and is guest lecturer of the University of Konstanz in the Master Programme "International Studies in Sport Sciences". Karen published several books and articles in the area of European Sport Policy, Leisure Sport participation and Sport and Gender.

Since 2002 she is board member (Vice President) of the European Network of Sport Science, Education and Employment (ENSSEE). From 2004 - 2007 Karen co-ordinated the Thematic Network Project AEHESIS (Aligning a European Higher Educational Structure In Sport Science) - this project was nominated as ERASMUS Success Story in 2007 by the European Commission. In 2011 Karen received the Alberto-Madella-Award for her outstanding engagement in the area of Sport Education.