Dr. Yumna Albertus is a Senior Lecturer, Division of Physiological Sciences, Department of Human Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town.
Her research focus is on neuromuscular physiology. Her research has ranged from rehabilitation using robotic over-ground walking in spinal cord injury, exercise-based rehabilitation in cardiovascular disease, elite para-athletes with Cerebral Palsy, injury risk in running using different shoe conditions. She has a keen interest in understanding the effects of rehabilitation interventions on neuroplasticity, functional outcomes and quality of life.
Prof. Luca Ardigò is an exercise physiologist and biomechanist.
His research focuses on:
1) bio-mechanics & -energetics of natural human/comparative movement/locomotion
2) bio-mechanics & -energetics of assisted human movement/locomotion
3) portable devices for measuring physical activity & metabolic expenditure
4) Research methods issues
Dr. Ardigò is a member of Propulsione Umana (Italian national association member of WHPVA) and leader of international team to design & manufacture a handwaterbike.
Rafael Reimann Baptista, PhD, is a Full Professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Brazil. He is also member of the Brazilian Society of Biomechanics. Professor Baptista completed his PhD in Human Movement Sciences at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in 2011. Professor Baptista maintains active membership of numerous professional and academic societies. In 2012, he was awarded by the Young PhD grant by the Foundation for Research Support of the State of Rio Grande do Sul (FAPERGS), Brazil. In 2017, he was the President of the XVII Brazilian Congress of Biomechanics, supported by the National Council for Scientific and Technological (CNPQ), the Foundation for Research Support of the State of Rio Grande do Sul, and the Coordination of Superior Level Staff Improvement (CAPES). Professor Baptista sits on the editorial board for the Frontiers in Physiology as Associate Editor in Exercise Physiology and at the Editorial Board of PeerJ Life and Environment, and has published 78 papers including 30 in international peer-reviewed journals according to Scopus, with a 9 h-index. He is a frequent invited keynote speaker at academic conferences and educational events across Brazil and South America. He works in exercise physiology and biomechanics, with an emphasis in the clinical aspects of gait in older adults. He coordinates the Physical Activity Research and Evaluation Laboratory (LAPAFI) at the School of Health and Life Sciences at PUCRS.
I received my bachelor degree (B.Sc) in animal science and my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from The Hebrew University (Rehovot, Israel). I received my Ph.D. in bone biomechanics and my teaching certificate (biology teacher for high schools) from the Weizmann institute of Science. During my Ph.D. my research focused on the relation between trabecular bone structure and whole bone mechanical function. Next, I started a joint Postdoc position at Harvard University's Department of Human Evolutionary Biology (Cambridge, MA) and The Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Leipzig, Germany). There, I did research on extinct hominins bipedal locomotion (Australopithecines) and its manifestation in the structure of the ankle's trabecular bone.
In 2012, I became a teaching fellow at Harvard University and later I accepted a lecturer position. I taught the labs for “Life Science 2” (anatomy and physiology) and my own course - “Bone Biology and Biomechanics”. In 2013, I accepted an Assistant Professor position at Winthrop University (Rock Hill, SC) and started to teach during Fall semester 2013. At Winthrop I taught “Human Anatomy” (lectures and labs), “The Biology of Bone” (lectures and labs), and other undergraduate and graduate courses (both for Biology and non-Biology majors). In January 2019 I accepted an Associate Professor of anatomy position at the College Of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Vet Biomedical Sciences at Long Island University (POST).
Tiago Barbosa holds an appointment as professor of sport sciences (biomechanics) at the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal.
His research interests encompass the forecast and modelling of the performance of elite and age-group athletes, notably in time-based sports. He is serving as Science and Technology consultant for the Portuguese Olympic Committee, board member for the Portuguese Swimming Federation, member of the sub-committee for Events and Development at FINA, the world swimming governing body.
Tiago Barbosa is the biomechananist of Mário Trindade, Paralympics finalist and European champion in wheelchair sprinting events. He also serves in several editorial boards of peer-review journals.
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.
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy in the School of Rehabilitation Science, University of Saskatchewan, Canada; Teaching and research interests in strength training and high-intensity training with rehabilitation implications; Founder of The Strength Jedi, an educational company providing online continuing education resources for health and fitness professionals and on-site strength and conditioning for older adults, post-rehabilitation, and general health.
Associate Professor & Researcher at the Department of Public Health, Experimental Medicine & Forensic Science, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy | Interested in Human Performance
Dr. Vittoria Carnevale Pellino obtained a Master's degree in Sports Science and Adapted Physical Activity at the University of Pavia, Italy, and Ph.D. in technologies for rehabilitation and sports medicine at the University of Tor Vergata Rome, Italy. She is a member of the Laboratory of Adapted Motor Activity (LAMA) at the University of Pavia.
Dr. Carnevale Pellino expertise includes adapted exercise training for metabolic diseases such as diabetes and obesity, especially in the youth population, and physical fitness evaluation in children and adolescents.
Dr. Joshua Carr is an Assistant Professor in the Kinesiology Department at Texas Christian University and the Department of Medical Education at the Burnett School of Medicine. He is the Director of the Neuromuscular Physiology Laboratory on TCU’s main campus and was recently awarded the BIGXII Faculty Fellowship Award. His primary research focus relates to exercise training with a specific interest in the adaptations that occur with single-limb exercise and interventions that restore and enhance neuromuscular function. He uses surface electromyography, mechanomyography, and neuromuscular stimulation techniques to assess the human neuromuscular system with fatigue, training, injury, and disease.
Emiliano Cè was born in Italy in 1976. He received the Degree in Sport Sciences from the University of Milan (Italy) in 2002. He achieved his PhD in Morphological Sciences (2007) at the University of Milan (Italy). He received the BSc in Osteopathy from the University of Wales (Wales, UK) in 2010. Present position: Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences for Health of the University of Milan (Italy). His research interests are addressed to the study of muscle biological signals, in particular force, surface electromyogram (EMG) and mechanomyogram (MMG), in muscle during voluntary or stimulated contractions in different physiological models (fatigue, training, temperature, etc.). Currently, his scientific activity is focused on the properties of the muscle-tendon unit mechanical model and the possibility to monitor the motor unit activation strategy by the analysis of force, EMG and MMG signals. He is a member of the Italian Society of Sport Sciences (SISMES).
Prof. John H. Challis Ph.D. is a Professor of Kinesiology at Pennsylvania State University in the Department of Kinesiology. His research focuses on biomechanics, and the coordination and function of the musculo-skeletal system, with specializations in the following areas:
- Measurement and simulation modeling of the human musculo-skeletal system
- Examination of human segmental inertial properties
- Development of improved biomechanical measurement protocols