Derom Inge

Postdoctoral researcher – Professor


Inge Derom is a post-doctoral researcher at the department of Movement and Sport Sciences at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium. She graduated in 2007 at the KU Leuven with a Master’s degree in Physical Education (option Sport Management). Following her studies in Belgium, she continued her academic career in Canada where she obtained a Master’s degree in Human Kinetics (University of Windsor, 2009) and a Doctoral degree in Kinesiology (University of British Columbia, 2014). Since 2015, she has been working as a post-doctoral researcher at the VUB. Her research focuses on the social and economic benefits of leveraging major sport events for the host community and event participants. Within her work on sport participation, she pays particular attention to target groups who are known to be less active, including women, individuals with a disability, individuals from lower socio-economic status groups, and seniors. Parts of her research have been published in journal articles (e.g., in European Sport Management Quarterly, Journal of Physical Activity and Health, and Journal of Leisure Research) and book chapters (e.g., in Routledge handbook of sports event management: A stakeholder approach). She is responsible for coordinating the sport management elective at the graduate level and teaching three sport management courses within the faculty. Inge is also supervising Master and Doctoral students within SASO.


You can view a publications list of Inge Derom on the Research Database of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel