Researcher, Netherlands Institute for Social Research
Annet Tiessen-Raaphorst (1974) is researcher at the Netherlands Institute for Social Research |SCP. She studied Human Movement Sciences at the University of Groningen and followed the master Adapted Physical Activity at the Erasmus program at KU Leuven.
Her working career started at the Australian Sports Commission in Canberra, Australia with an evaluation study of Wiling & Able, a physical education program for disabled children. Back in the Netherlands she stayed in the disability sport, working for the Dutch Federation for Disability sports, with a focus on the integration of people with a disability in mainstream sportsclubs and – federations.Sharing knowledge and conducting research attracted her in this position, which was followed by working for the Dutch Sports Federation and Olympic Committee NOC*NSF.
At SCP her main areas of research are sports participation and organizational settings of sport, where she is specialized in combining statistical data with policy developments, resulting in advice for national sports policy.
She was editor of several Reports on Sport, covering different developments of sports in the Netherlands. In her last project, together with the National Institute for Public Health and Environment (RIVM), she looked at the future of sports in the Netherlands. Combining data from the past and possible perspectives on the future of sport resulted in the digital (Dutch) website Foresight Study Sports.
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