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Kenneth Fox and Robert Malina

8th July 2008 | Sala dos Capelos da Universidade de Coimbra


Robert M. Malina was born on September 19, 1937, in New York, United States of America. He is considered one of the world's leading specialists in the field of Motor Development and Auxology, having achieved international notoriety especially for his interdisciplinary and intercultural approach to the study of physical activity and motor development.


Kenneth Fox was born in Yorkshire, England, on August 2, 1949. He is one of the most impactful names in the field of Psychology of Exercise and Health, interested in promoting exercise as a determining factor for psychological well-being.

The University of Coimbra pays tribute to the scientific and academic curricula of Malina and Fox, as well as to the contribution that both have made to the growth and affirmation of the Faculty of Sport Sciences and Physical Education of the University of Coimbra - in the formation and enhancement of its faculty, establishing research partnerships, stimulating the publication of scientific papers by young researchers as consultants to the College's Center for Biokinetic Studies, and closer relations between the College and the Texas Universities in Austin and Bristol, where they teach.