Géraldine Rix-Lièvre



Research projects

  • 2017-2018 : French Institut of Horse and Riding, "Equine Mediation, Therapies, Autism – A study of practical knowing and professional knowledge" (19 000 €)
  • 2015-2016 : French Football Federation, "Feminisation of Football officiating" (18 000 €)

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PhD Supervisions

  • Nathan Compan (since 2018) : "Designing Capable Human-Machine Collaborations in Industry 4.0"  (co-supervision with F. Coutarel)
  • Stéphane Héros (since 2017) : "Cognitive and sensible dimensions underlying the practices of high-level soccer players during ball losses"  (co-supervision with M. Récopé)
  • Argelia Villegas Silva (2021) : "The Mapuche Nguillatun in Santiago de Chile. Dynamics of social and cognitive asymmetries in the celebration of ancestral ritual in a contemporary urban context" (co-supervision with G. Wierre-Gore)
  • Cédric Gouvenelle (2021) : "Dynamics of asymmetric interactions in temporary heterogeneous groups in occupationnal health service" (co-supervision with F. Coutarel)
  • Simon Boyer (2015) : "Collective cognitive activity of football officials as it occurs. Experiences of the referee and his assistant referees" (co-supervision with M. Récopé)
  • Marion Kellin (2012) : "Health and performance in the scrum (Rugby XV). Bodily experiences, personnal norms and sensibilities of the first row players"  (co-supervision with M. Récopé)

Current position

A scientific curriculum « Physical practices, Bodily experience, Health » of a Master degree
A lifelong training for high-level sport referees (PERF Arbitrage)

2017-2020 : Director of the Laboratory ACTé (Activity, Knowledge, Transmission, Education) EA 4281, University Clermont Auvergne



  • 2012 :  HDR : "Refereeing experience: from judgment acts to the performance co-construction. Toward a cognitive anthropology in Sport Sciences", Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand
  • 2003 : PhD in STAPS : "Judgment acts in refereeing. A cognitive anthropology of experienced rugby referee practice, Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand