Sophia Works was established in 2016 by me, Sophia Eerden. It is a platform on which my interests and talents for human movement sciences, skiing and photography are united. It is my wish and aim to share my knowledge and enthusiasm with peers and I am looking forward to meet like-minded people. For an impression of the projects I have been working on, simply check out this page.
“No matter how much Sophia is moving in her life, to me she is a stable factor. She has a positive attitude and relativistic power, she motivates, is (positively) critical and offers a sympathetic ear.” – Mieke van Rooijen, close friend
I like to be in motion. Whether it is about working on research, being in the mountains, or taking pictures outdoors, the world is much more interesting when you are moving. This doesn’t mean, however, that I am always in a hurry or trying to do as much as possible in the shortest amount of time. No, it is the opposite. I believe that sincere attention, a thorough approach and good communication are key for a successful project.
As a kid and teenager, chances were high that you could find me on the soccer field or skiing on a mountain. Due to several injuries, I left the soccer field for good and chose to chase my passion for skiing. In the meanwhile, I moved to Groningen in 2009 to study Human Movement Sciences. After completing several ski courses and a master study, I am a certified ski instructor and a graduated Human Movement Scientist nowadays. I am convinced that I can combine my passion for science, skiing and photography in my daily life.
Human Movement Sciences
K-J projects aims to enhance the participation of wheelchair users in society and to improve the self-esteem of those in a wheelchair. We currently work on the implementation of wheelchair skills training for kids and adults on a structural base. Additionally, we’re developing an online platform where video tutorials on wheelchair skills can be found. Check out the K-J Projects website for all projects and news updates!
Working in the Clinical Support team at Julius Clinical (CRO) gave me the opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes impression of conducting research in the pharmaceutical industry. It was a whole new world for me to discover.
MSc. Human Movement Sciences
In 2014, I got my master degree in Human Movement Sciences with a specialization for Rehabilitation Sciences. My graduation project was about the physical fitness of persons with a spinal cord injury in the very early rehabilitation. Exercise testing, exercise physiology and spinal cord clinical rehabilitation were the main topics of this project that was supervised by Prof. dr. Lucas van der Woude.
Interests // Rehabilitation, Exercise Physiology, Motor Control, Biomechanics, Movement Analysis
Skills // Exercise testing, Academic Research and Writing, Matlab, SPSS, Vicon, Oxycon
Eerden S, Dekker R, Hettinga FJ. Maximal and Submaximal Aerobic Tests for Wheelchair-Dependent Persons with Spinal Cord Injury: A Systematic Review to Summarize and Identify Useful Applications for Clinical Rehabilitation. Disability and Rehabilitation 2017.
“Sophia is a bright, hard-working and dedicated worker, who is very well able to solve any problems that might come her way. She persists in her tasks and reaches her goals. Even when unexpected delays or circumstances would lead other to distress: Sophia continues as joyful as ever. She is well aware of scientific literature as well as practice in the field of rehabilitation, and is talented in communicating her work. She published the review on ‘Exercise testing in rehabilitation for persons with a spinal cord injury’ we collaborated on in the well-known scientific journal ‘Disability and Rehabilitation’. It was a pleasure to work with her.”
– Dr. Florentina Hettinga (PhD, SFHEA, FECSS), Head of Sports Performance and Fatigue Research Unit, University of Essex, School of Biological Sciences, Centre of Sport and Exercise Science
I have always had an interest in taking pictures, but I never looked any further than automode most of my life. This changed, however, in 2014 when I got my first DSRL camera as a gift for my graduation and I was determined to learn how to use it properly. Photography quickly became a passion and during the last few years I discovered different techniques and developed my own style. I love outdoor photography – especially mountains and reflections – and I enjoy creating images of my interpretation of what is in front of me.
Nowadays, I shoot with my Canon 70D camera and I sometimes use a polarization filter or ND filter for long exposures. For post processing I use Adobe Lightroom.
In addition to my free work, I work as a photographer for the FIS World Cup Hahnenkamm Race, the Element3 Ski School and the Fireball Ski Race (all in Kitzbühel). I also accept requests for outdoor photoshoots.
The Moving Matters magazine chose one of my pictures as cover photo.
My landscape photography calendar is called ‘Australië en Nieuw-Zeeland’. The calendar features 12 beautiful images captured in the amazing landscapes of Australia and New Zealand. The calendar will make a great Sinterklaas, Christmas or birthday gift for friends and family.
A donation of every calendar sold will go to the Epilepsy Foundation.
Birthday Calendar A4 double – €22,50
** Have a look at the gallery ‘Publications’ below for larger sized examples of the calendar**
Contact me (email@example.com) to order and I will get back to you with payment and delivery details.
Ever since I was a kid, my family and I went skiing in the Alps. After skiing and working in different resorts, I fell in love with the Kitzbüheler mountains in the 14/15 season. From this moment on, I’ve been working as a ski instructor in the Element3 skischool and consider Kitzbühel as my second hometown.
Certifications // Anwärter (2013), Landes 1 (2014), Landes 2 (in progress)
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