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Han CG Kemper is born in 1941 in Amsterdam and married with G. Bertheke Post.He is the father of two daughters: Ilse and Birgit and a grandfather of five grandchildren: Ruben, Sten, Kirsi, Tom and Jim.Han CG Kemper changed career from teaching in physical education ( St Ignatius College in Amsterdam1963- 1973) to an academic position as exercise physiologist at the University of Amsterdam (1965-1980).He teached sports physiology at the Central Institute for Sport Coaches (CIOS) in Overveen (1968-1971) and at Higher Institute for Physical Education ( KALO) in Tilburg (1971-1985)He finished his PhD at the Free University in Brussels (Belgium) in 1968. Title of his thesis is : Experimental research into the effects of differential training (force, speed, coordination and endurance) methods on standardized arm movements.In 1985 he was appointed as full professor at the Faculty of Human Movement Sciences at the University of Amsterdam and the Vrije University in Amsterdam. His chair was teaching and research of Health Science with respect to physical activity”.In 1996 he joined the VU University Medical Center in the EMGO+ Institute for Care and Health Research.He was the principle investigator of the Amsterdam Growth and Health Longitudinal Study from 1974 till 2004.With his research group he published more than 350 articles in international journals and 10 books ( or chapters in books).His most recent book is in Dutch: Fitte kinderen, sportieve tieners- over de invloed van bewegen en sport op de gezondheid van jongeren, Elsevier Gezondheidszorg, Reed,Amsterdeam 2011.He is the European Editor of Pediatric Exercise Science ( USA) since 1995 Since 1998 he is member of the Health Council of the Netherlands ( Gezondheidsraad) and president of two standing committees about “Prevention of overweight and obesity” and “relationship between physical activity and physical environment” Han CG Kemper received three honorary degrees from universities in London in 1998 (UK), Budapest (Hungary) in 2001 and Riga (Latvia) in 2004. In 2002 he received in St Louis (USA) the citation award from the prestigious American College of Sports Medicine based upon his publication records in the field of Sports and Exercise Sciences. His citation records in 2013 from the ISI Web of Knowledge amounts more than 5000 citations from 200 articles. The average citation per article is 25 and his Hirsch (H) Index is 36. Since his official retirement in April 2004, he reduced his non-fiction writing in favour of fiction; something which started as a hobby- writing fairy tales for his grandchildren- and which he hopes to develop.
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