Schaillée Hebe

Postdoctoral researcher


Hebe Schaillée is a post-doctoral researcher at the department of Movement and Sport Sciences at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium. She graduated in 2008 at the VUB with a Master’s in Physical Education (option Sport Management). In 2009, she earned a teacher’s certificate, and simultaneously, she has been working as a researcher at the VUB. Her research primarily focuses on educational and policy-related aspects of (youth) sport in general and specific target groups in particular (e.g., youth in socially vulnerable situations, ethnic minorities). She has a special interest in the analysis and evaluation of ‘sport development’; programmes in which sport is regarded as a means of personal, social and community development (sport-plus). Hebe has (co-)authored several (inter)national peer-reviewed publications, and worked together with leading experts in the field. She further gave several presentations at (inter)national congresses/symposia. In (April) 2016, Hebe received her PhD, entitled ‘More than just a game? The potential of sport programmes to foster positive youth development among disadvantaged girls’, in Physical Education and Movement Sciences at the VUB. She is currently a member of the research team of the CATCH (Community sports for AT-risk youth: innovative strategies for improving personal development, health and soCial coHesion) project.


You can view a publications list of Hebe Schaillée on the Research Database of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel