Daniel Memmert

University/Organization: German Sport University Cologne

Country: Germany


Daniel Memmert is a professor and head of the Institute of Cognitive and Team/Racket Sport Research, German Sport University Cologne, Cologne, Germany, with a visiting assistant professorship 2014 at the University of Vienna (Austria). He studied physical education for high school teaching (PE, math, sport, and ethic) and has trainer licences in soccer, tennis, snowboard, and skiing. Memmert received his PhD (basic cognition in team sports) and habilitation (creativity in team sports) in sport science from the Elite University of Heidelberg. In 2010 he was awarded 3rd place with Germany's most renowned German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) Science Award. He has 16 years of teaching and coaching experience, has an H-index of 25, and has authored or co-authored more than 150 publications, 35 books or book chapters, and he is an ad-hoc reviewer for several international psychology and sport psychology journals. In addition, he gave more than 80 invited talks, 90 scientific talks on conferences, and more than 100 teaching courses for PE teachers and trainers. He collaborates with researchers from the US, Canada, Brazil, and Spain. He transfers his expertise to business companies and professional soccer clubs (e.g., 1. Bundesliga, Champions-/European League) and organize the first international master in “Performance Analysis/Game analysis”.

 Research Interest

His special research areas of interests are cognitive science, human movement science, computer science, and sport psychology.