Ruud den Hartigh

Prof. Dr. Ruud den Hartigh is a Professor of Talent Development, with a special focus on the sport and performance context, at the Department of Psychology, University of Groningen. His researchers focuses on procedures to improve the identification and development of talented athletes. In addition, he studies athletes’ psychological resilience: How do they “bounce back” from stressful events, and how can this process be improved? He therefore closely collaborates with professional sports clubs and associations in different team and individual sports, where talent identification, -development, and resilience are key.