Advisory Board and Editors Kinesiology

Maurizio Bertollo

Maurizio Bertollo is Associate Professor of Motor Behaviour and Sport Psychology at “G. d’Annunzio” University of Chieti-Pescara. He is affiliated with the Dept of Medicine and Aging Sciences, & currently serves as Vice-Director of the Behavioral Imaging and Neural Dynamics (BIND) Center.

Maurizio received his bachelor in Physical Education and Human Movement Science, followed by a master degree in Education (Pedagogy), a master degree in Psychology, and a doctoral degree in Sport Sciences. He also holds specializations in psychotherapy, developmental and learning disabilities, and sport psychology. Currently, he is a chartered psychologist and psychotherapist within the “Ordine Nazionale Psicologi” and member of the FEPSAC Managing council.

He has worked as a scientific consultant, psychologist, and/or coach for many Italian sports clubs, federations (e.g., Modern Pentathlon, Triathlon, Swimming, Rink Hockey, Soccer, Cycling, Track and Field, and Shooting) and for the National Olympic committee. Before moving to the University, he was also PE teacher, School Psychologist and Headmaster.

His research activity focuses on the processes and mechanisms underlying the development, maintenance and improvement of human motor behaviour and performance. Current research interests include Bio-psycho-physiological state underpinning performance, Individual Zones of Optimal Functioning, Stress recovery-balance in sport, Psychophysiological monitoring & intervention in sport.

Silvia Comani

I am Associate Professor of Applied Physics, Director of the BIND – Behavioral Imaging and Neural Dynamics Center, and affiliated to the Department of Neuroscience, Imaging and Clinical Sciences, at the University “G. d’Annunzio” of Chieti – Pescara, Italy.
My research focus is on biomedical signal processing, mainly on functional and effective connectivity in adults and children to detect the neural correlates of behavior in studies adopting a multimodal and multidisciplinary approach.

Martin Daumer

Dr Martin Daumer: Director of the SLCMSR e.v. - The Human Motion Institute in Munich and managing director of the IT company, Trium Analysis Online GmbH. He is also visiting lecturer for Telemedicine and Clinical Applications of Computational Medicine at the Technical University Munich.

Dr Daumer received a diploma in Physics in 1990 and a Ph.D. in mathematics from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich in 1995, after having worked at CERN, Switzerland, and Rutgers University, USA.

Laura Guidetti

MD; Medical Specialization in AeroSpace Medicine, Medical Specialization in Sport Medicine; Master in Sport Sciences, PhD in Movement Sciences. Associate Professor of “Methods and Didactics of Sport Activities” (2004-) at Department of Movement, Human, and Health Sciences, University of Rome “Foro Italico” Rome. Coordinator of the Doctoral Course in “Physical Activity and Health”. Invited teacher by different University of Portugal (Vila Real, Porto, Rio Maior) and Brazil (Montes Claros, Parana-Curitiba, Lavras). Research areas: metabolic responses to exercise, methods of standardization of exercise intensity, physical activity and health. Authored over 90 peer-reviewed publications. Academic Editor of: Journal of Sports Medicine, BioMed Research International. Fellow member of: American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

Mike Holmes

Mike Holmes is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. Mike completed a Bachelor of Kinesiology (Honours) and a Master of Science (MSc. Biomechanics) from Memorial University. He obtained a PhD in Biomechanics (2011) from McMaster University and a one year post-doctoral fellowship from the University of Waterloo (2012).

Combining neuroscience and biomechanics, his work aims to better understand how people become injured at work. The focus of his research program is to better understand work-related upper extremity disorders by identifying mechanisms of injury and pain related to the neuromuscular and biomechanical properties of muscles and ligaments. Using laboratory based techniques, including electromyography, motion capture, electrical stimulation, medical imaging and computer modelling, his fundamental approach leads to workplace applications and investigations.

Michael A Hunt

Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Clinical Scholar; Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy at the University if British Columbia. Formerly the Sir Randal Heymanson Research Fellow in Clinical Management of Pain (University of Melbourne). Editorial Board member: Case Reports in Rheumatology, World Journal of Orthopedics

Justin W L Keogh

A/Prof Keogh's primary research interests focus on the role of muscular hypertrophy, strength and power in functional performance. Portions of this research focus on strength and power sports such as strongman, powerlifting and rugby. Considerable research also focuses on older adults with chronic diseases/geriatric conditions e.g. cancer and sarcopenia, with prostate cancer and residential aged care (nursing homes) being a focus. Some of the older adult research also uses quantitative and qualitative approaches to examine the perceived barriers, facilitators, risks and benefits of exercise in these chronic disease groups.

David Levine

David Levine, PT, PhD, DPT, Diplomate ABPTS, CCRP, Cert. DN
Dr. Levine is a Professor and the Walter M. Cline Chair of Excellence in Physical Therapy at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He is an adjunct professor at the University Of Tennessee College Of Veterinary Medicine and North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. In addition, he is board certified as a specialist in orthopedics by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and is also certified in dry needling. Dr. Levine has been working and conducting research in many areas with an emphasis in veterinary physical rehabilitation and is co-director of the University of Tennessee certificate program in canine rehabilitation. He is a co-editor of multiple books including “Canine Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy”, “Essential Facts of Physiotherapy in Dogs and Cats”, and Gait Analysis: An Introduction. He continues to practice in canine rehabilitation and human physical therapy in addition to his University position. He has presented at over 100 conferences, and has lectured in more than a dozen countries. Dr. Levine has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals with over 75 publications. His latest research focuses on bacterial contamination in medical equipment, animal assisted therapy, and laser to improve muscle endurance.

Michelle Ploughman

Dr. Ploughman is a recognized expert in neuroplasticity and neurorehabilitation in stroke and multiple sclerosis. Her research focuses on the effects of aerobic exercise, intensive training paradigms and lifestyle habits on the brain challenged by injury, disease and aging. Dr. Ploughman continues to practice as a neurological physiotherapist in St John’s and her Recovery and Performance Laboratory is located in the Rehabilitation Research Unit (RRUNL), L.A. Miller Centre, St. John’s NL, Canada.

Kevin E Power

I am an associate professor in the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation specializing in neuroscience.

I received both my bachelor's and master's degrees from the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation at Memorial University and am a certified exercise physiologist and course examiner for the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology.

During my studies at Memorial I conducted a variety of applied neuromuscular physiology research projects aimed at examining how different exercise interventions affected the output of the motor system. It was during this time I developed a strong interest in the neural control of movement and decided to complete my PhD through the Department of Physiology (Spinal Cord Research Centre, Neuroscience) at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. During my doctoral training I examined the mechanisms by which spinal motoneurones are activated and how their excitability is modulated during motor output using reduced models.

Prior to joining Memorial University in July, 2012, I completed two years of postdoctoral training with Dr. Phillip Gardiner at the University of Manitoba (2008 to 2010) and was an assistant professor of Kinesiology at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology from July 2010 until June 2012.

Rodrigo Ramírez-Campillo

Rodrigo Ramírez-Campillo, PhD, is a sport scientist at the Department of Physical Activity Sciences, University of Los Lagos, Osorno, Chile. He also works as an Associate Researcher with the Division of Exercise Physiology, MEDS Clinic, Santiago, Chile. Rodrigo completed his Bachelor of Physical Education at the Department of Physical Activity Sciences, University of Los Lagos and his MSc of Exercise Physiology at the School of Health Sciences, Universidad Andres Bello. Following his MSc he completed a PhD at the Department of Health Sciences, Public University of Navarre, Navarre, Spain. His PhD studies focused on the effects of plyometric training on muscular power and endurance performance of athletes, with special emphasis on variables that might mediate the effects of plyometric training in young soccer players. Following his PhD he continued studying the effects of plyometric training in other groups of athletes, especially adult soccer players, in the Department of Physical Activity Sciences, University of Los Lagos. Rodrigo currently maintains a wide spectrum of research interests in sport science, mainly related with strength and conditioning, testing and measurement, exercise physiology, pediatric and geriatric exercise science, rehabilitation, body composition and biomechanics.

Wenbing Zhao

My primary expertise is in the field of dependable distributed system where I have published extensively on Byzantine fault tolerance, intrusion tolerance, replication, and distributed consensus. My secondary expertise, which is also what I find extremely exciting currently, is in the field of smart and connected healthcare with particular interest in human motion recognition, human computer interface, computer vision, machine learning, and fuzzy Inference.