Dr Vertommen holds a MA in Ethics, a MSc in Criminology and a PhD in Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr Tine Vertommen heads the Safe Sport research team at Thomas More University of Applied Sciences, Belgium and is a guest professor in the department of Physical Education at Ghent University, Belgium. She is also appointed as the external expert consultant to the newly established Safe Sport Unit at the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC), where she is responsible for the knowledge transfer and the evidence-base development of the IOC’s tools, policies, and procedures to promote safe sport. Tine currently coordinates the International Research Network on Violence and Integrity in Sport (IRNOVIS), funded by the Research Foundation Flanders. Her research focusses on the prevalence and prevention of interpersonal violence against children and adolescents in sport. Dr Vertommen’s latest projects focus on the development of bystander interventions to detect and prevent interpersonal violence in local sport clubs. At national policy level, Tine is founding member of the Voices in Sport survivor group and member of the General Assembly of the Center Ethics in Sport. At the international level, Dr Vertommen is a member of the Council of Europe’s Safe Sport Pool of International Experts and the European Commission High-Level Expert Group on Gender Equality in Sport. Her valorization impact is demonstrated by IOC’s selection of Dr Vertommen as one of the 12 leading international experts drafting the IOC Consensus Statement on Safeguarding in Sport (2024).