Istvan Soos, Ph.D.
Istvan Soos is a Research Professor at the University of Physical Education, in Budapest, Hungary. Previously, he served as a Reader at the University of Sunderland, UK (2002-2019), and as an Associate Professor at the University of Pecs, Hungary (1986-2002).
Istvan obtained his PhD at the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. While he served at UoS in the UK, he worked with renowned researchers on various research projects, as with Professor Stuart Biddle on the cross-cultural extension to ’Project STIL’ (Sedentary Teenagers, Inactive Lifestyles), Professor Martin Hagger on ’Perceived Autonomy Support in school and leisure-time settings’, and Proofessor Andy Lane on ’Mood states and Emotional Intelligence in academic and sport settings’.
Nowadays, his research interest incorporates the practical applications and translational elements of motivational theories in connection with health promotion in physical education, health-related leisure-time physical activity, limiting factors in sedentary behaviours as well as motivation, behavioural change and emotion regulation in sport and academic settings.
István Karsai, Ph.D. István Karsai is the director of the Sport Center at the Medical School at the University of Pécs. He completed his PhD on the topic of motion integration and motor learning in theoretical medicine science. His main research area is the relationship between physical activity and health and quality of life. He played a significant role in the development of the Hungarian school fitness measurement system, which was introduced throughout Hungary in 2014. This project was carried out in collaboration with a research group of the Cooper Institute. István has had numerous articles published both in Hungary and internationally.