Meet Expert Committee Members

Natalia Orive, BSc., MSc.

Spanish Futsal Players Association & EU Athletes  (Spain)


President of the Spanish Futsal Players Association “AJFSF” and created recently “FIPA”International Futsal Players Association to try to involve more the role of women players. Vice president of the European Elite Athlete’s Association EU ATHLETES, assemblywomen and a member of the Board Directors in the Royal Spanish Football Federation. Former professional player in first Division for many years and at this moment player in Second Division.

Second women in Spain obtaining UEFA PRO Futsal Coach level degree in 2015. I work as a futsal and football coach in the university Politécnica of Madrid. Bachelor’s degree in Science of physical Activity and Sports (INEF, Madrid) and also a bachelor’s degree in Sports Management (UCN, Denmark), certificated in  7P`S psychology coaching course to enhance and raise our emotional intelligence as coaches and leaders in other working areas.

Prof. Arturo Casado, Ph.D.

Researcher &  Former Olympic Athlete (Spain)


Arturo is a 35 years old Spanish former professional middle-distance runner specialised at 800 meters and 1500 metres and coach of international level runners. He became European Champion in the 1500 metres in 2010. He owns a BSc, MSc and a PhD degree (Politécnica de Madrid University) on the field of training of high-performance long-distance runners. He is a lecturer on the Sports Sciences degree at the Isabel I University. He also researched on pacing in athletic races and training intensity distribution in endurance events. He dedicated all his life to be a professional runner and to study and research on the field of sports sciences.

Prof. Miquel Torregrossa, Ph.D.



Miquel has extensive experience in designing and conducting applied research in sport and exercise psychology in general and in career transitions and career assistance programs in particular.

Prof. Duarte Lopes, BSc., MSc.

Researcher & Coach (Portugal)


Duarte Lopes has a bachelor and a master in Sports Science. He also did a postgraduation in corporate management and quality management and special advanced studies in public management. He has more than 20 years of experience in the management of University Sports institutions and was president of the European Network of Academic Sports Services. He is an expert of the European Commission for the sports sector. He was the only Portuguese member of the team responsible for the elaboration of the “EU guidelines on dual careers of athletes”.

Prof. Víctor Pardal, BSc., MSc.

Researcher & Professor (Portugal)


Víctor has a Degree in Physical Education and Sport, a Post-Graduation in Local Development and he is an MSc in Education Sciences. He was Elementary and Secondary School Teacher for 30 years, has had lead roles in Management, Coordination, and Pedagogical Supervision. He has 15 years of experience in Supervision of Internship Trainees in Pedagogical Practice and Teacher Education for the Portuguese Ministry of Education. He is the Author, Mentor and National Coordinator of the UAARE Project (Units of Support of High Performance in Schools), the dual career program of the Portuguese Ministry of Education for the Elementary and Secondary students-athletes.

Prof. Felice Carano, Ph.D.

Researcher & Coach (Italy)

Prof. Danilo Lamachia, Ph.D.

Researcher & Coach (Italy)Danilo Lamacchia is an assistant researcher at the University of Foggia – Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, obtaining a degree in Sports Science and Motor Activities. He is currently Professor of Basketball at the University of Sport Sciences and Motor Activities of Foggia (Ita). President of the SOCIAL COOPERATIVE “CAMMINA CON NOI”, a non-profit organization that deals with physical activity for children with disabilities. He is currently Minibasket Instructor at Sports Club Fenice Basket. He collaborates with Asd Margherita Sport e Vita as Sports Expert being involved in 6 projects funded by the Erasmus + Sport program.