Sandra Heck works as a research and development specialist at the Institute for Teaching and Learning, Department of Education and Social Work (DESW). She is involved in different European research projects and teaches in the primary school teacher education (BScE: Bachelor of Educational Sciences) as well as in the newly established certificate “Physical Activity and Physical Education in formal and non-formal educational settings”.

Sandra gained her PhD from the Faculty of Sport Science at the Ruhr-University Bochum/Germany in 2012 and is a state certified physical education and geography teacher. Before she started working in Luxembourg in 2019, she gave courses at University of Queensland in Brisbane/Australia, at University Claude Bernard in Lyon/France, at Justus-Liebig-University in Gießen/Germany, at University Koblenz-Landau/Germany and as a professor of sport didactics at Ludwigsburg University of Education/Germany.

Since 2014 she holds the position of General Secretary of the International Society for the History of Physical Education and Sport (ISHPES). Further, she is the National Delegate for Germany in the Fédération Internationale de l'Education Physique (FIEP-Europe) and an Executive Board Member both of the European Physical Education Association (EUPEA) (co-opted) and of the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE).

Research interests
Physical education
Sport pedagogy
Teacher Education
Sport history