The scientific Board supports SA4D as a consultative body.

Prof. Dr. Sandro Cattacin

Professor for Sociology at the University of Geneva (CH)

Scientific focus: Urban Policy, Social and Health Policy, Social Economics, Migration Policy and Mesosociology


Prof. Dr. Jean-Loup Chappelet

Professor at the Swiss Graduate School for Public Administration (IDHEAP), Lausanne (CH)

Scientific focus: Management and Politics of Sport


Prof. Dr. Fred Coalter

Visiting Professor at The Free University of Brussels (VUB) and Visiting Professor at Leeds Metropolitan University

Scientific focus: Sports Sociology, Leisure Research


Prof. Dr. Gudrun Doll-Tepper

Professor for Inclusive Education, Physical Activity and Sport at the Freie Universität Berlin (DE)

Scientific focus: Inclusive Education, Physical Activity and Sport


Prof. Dr. Richard Giulianotti

Professor of Sociology at the Loughborough University (UK)

Scientific focus: Sport, Health and Policy, Globalisation, Society and Social Change


Prof. Dr. Umberto Melotti

Professor emeritus of Political Sociology at the University “La Sapienza”, Rome (IT)

Scientific focus: Political Sociology, Cultural Anthropology, Globalization and Migration


Prof. Dr. Parviz Piran

Department of Social Research at the Allameh Tabatabaee University and Visiting Professor at the School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Shahid Beheshti University, Teheran, Iran

Scientific focus: Urban Development, Community Development, Governance, Participation and Research Methodology


Dr. Albrecht Schnabel

Senior Research Fellow at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), Genf CH

Scientific focus: Conflict Research and Conflict Prevention, Peace Promotion