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Moji Shahvali obtained his Ph.D. in Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management from Penn State, USA, in 2018. After a teaching postdoc position at Shiraz University in Iran where he used to call home, he moved to the Netherlands and joined Breda University of Applied Sciences in 2021.

As a lecturer, he teaches research methods and statistics courses and is a partner on a number of international and EU education projects. As a researcher, he examines the relationships between leisure, happiness, and mental wellbeing. He is an expert on the role of leisure in forming, maintaining, and enhancing human relationships.

E-mail: Shahvali.m[at]


Leisure, relationships, joint experiences, couples, wellbeing, multilevel analyses.


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