Marc Theeboom holds a PhD in Sport and Movement Sciences and a master’s degree in Adult Educational Sciences. He works as a professor at the Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy and at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). He is chair of the Research Group Sport and Society (SASO). His research primarily focuses on policy-related and developmental aspects of sport in general and in relation to specific vulnerable groups (e.g., youth in socially deprived situation). He has a special interest in the analysis and evaluation of Sport for Development programs in which sport is regarded as a means of personal, social and community development, as well as in martial arts research.