Eva’s current research at School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences will focus on disability, sport and/or physical activity and health. The first research project will investigate how disabled people who intend to become physically active can be stimulated to start participating in sport and physical activities regularly. Eva will use both qualitative and quantitative research methods.
Eva completed her PhD in 2014 at the University of Groningen on sports participation and physical disabilities. In this PhD she investigated which barriers and facilitators influenced sports participation of people with different types of disabilities and whether inactive and active persons experienced different barriers and facilitators of sports participation. For her PhD she worked closely with the Dutch Paralympic Committee and several disability and/or sports associations. She is currently still involved in follow up projects that are using the data she conducted during her PhD.
Eva’s undergraduate research focused on lateral trunk sway of trans-femoral amputees. Her Master’s research concentrated on trans-tibial prosthetic simulators as a research methodology in prosthetic walking, which she conducted at the Department of Prosthetics and Orthotics of the University of Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom.