Peter SchantzPeter Schantz graduated as doctor in medical sciences at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden in 1986, became professor in human movement sciences at Mid-Sweden University in Östersund in 2008, and professor in human biology, including the multidisciplinary field of movement, health and environment, at The Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, GIH, in Stockholm in 2013.

Schantz got the basic training as researcher within the field of exercise physiology, primarily studying the adaptation in human skeletal muscle with physical training and detraining. He then gradually expanded his research interests into the multidisciplinary field of physical activity, public health and sustainable development, and is currently focusing on issues related to physically active transportation in Greater Stockholm, Sweden.

Schantz was involved as expert at the Swedish National Institute of Public Health (2009-2013), and was advisor for WHO Europe in the development of the WHO Health Economic Assessment Tool (HEAT) for cycling and walking.