Ghent University, Belgium
Johan Pion is Professor of Talent Identification and Development in Sports at HAN University of Applied Sciences. He is also a Member of the academic staff at Ghent University in Belgium, where he has obtained his Doctorate for the research project entitled the flemish sports compass from sports orientation to elite performance prediction. He has years of experience in education, research and services at three Flemish universities. He has also made his mark in the areas of national sports promotion and training for elite and other trainers. He had begun as a Professor at the HAN Institute of Sports and Exercise Studies in 2016. He leads the research conducted by the expertise team on the early identification and development of talent in sports.