Advisory Board and Editors Kinesiology

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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.

Tjeerd Boonstra

Research Fellow at the University of New South Wales working on complex network analysis (brain networks, muscle networks and social networks), electrophysiology, motor control and mental health.

Scotty J Butcher

Associate Professor in the School of Physical Therapy, University of Saskatchewan, Canada; Teaching and research interests in strength training and high-intensity training with rehabilitation implications; Co-Founder of Strength Rebels, 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.

Felipe P Carpes

Professor of Biomechanics and Kinesiology at Federal University of Pampa in Brazil and Research Fellow of CNPq. President of the Brazilian Society of Biomechanics and member of the Executive Council of the International Society of Biomechanics.

My research interests are twofold: neuromechanics of human movement and its interaction with aging, neurodegeneration and motor performance; and injury prevention in sports, with a focus on prevention of injury risk in soft tissues. Both interests included projects and experiments in the field of neuromechanics, neurosciences and biological sciences. I am also interested in the popularization of science and the development of biomechanics in the EDC regions.

Mike Climstein

Mike Climstein (PhD, FASMF, FACSM, FESSA, AEP) holds clinical and research appointments. He is currently Director of Chronic Disease Rehabilitation at the Vale Medical Practice, Adjunct Assoc. Professor in the Exercise, Health & Performance Faculty Research Group at The University of Sydney and Adjunct Assoc. Professor and Co-Director of the Water Based Research Unit at Bond University.

Mike has 87 papers, 10 book chapters and 38 grants (internal and external funding) totalling in excess of $7.8m (AUD). His academic and clinical accomplishments has been peer recognized having received fellowship by Sports Medicine Australia (FASMF), American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM) and Exercise and Sports Science Australia (FESSA). Additionally, Mike has received a number of awards for his research efforts. He is an editorial board member and reviewer for a number of exercise and sports science journals.

Mike’s research involves clinical exercise physiology/sports science, masters athletes, deleterious effects of aging and chronic conditions on bone health/segmental body composition. He is currently supervising PhD students in the areas of cardiac rehabilitation, world masters games athletes, surfing (bone health and exostoses) and residential-aged adults.

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.

Jason M.R. Gill

Professor of Cardio-metabolic Health in the Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences at the University of Glasgow. Lead an active multi-disciplinary research group investigating the effects of exercise and diet on the prevention and management of vascular and metabolic diseases from the molecular to the whole-body level. Major research interests include: why certain population groups appear to be particularly susceptible to the adverse effects of a ‘Westernised’ lifestyle, and how lifestyle interventions can modulate this excess risk; the interactions between physical activity, energy balance, body fatness and disease risk; and the mechanisms by which exercise regulates lipoprotein metabolism. Member of the NICE guidelines update committee for prevention of type 2 diabetes, and was member of development groups for the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) guidelines for the prevention and treatment of obesity and for prevention of cardiovascular disease. Past Chair of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) Division of Physical Activity for Health and Fellow of BASES. Director of the MSc programme in Sport and Exercise Science & Medicine at the University of Glasgow.

Paul S Glazier

Dr. Paul Glazier is an internationally recognized sport and human movement scientist with over 20 years of academic, technical, and applied experience.

He has multidisciplinary expertise in sports biomechanics, motor control, skill acquisition, and sports performance analysis, and has authored or co-authored over 50 high-impact, peer-reviewed journal articles, invited book chapters, and published conference papers in these areas.

Paul gained his Ph.D. from the world-renowned Centre for Sports Engineering Research at Sheffield Hallam University in 2011. His thesis focused on the applications of dynamical systems theory and ‘complex’ analyses to multi-joint sports actions using cricket fast bowling as an exemplar task vehicle.

He has provided sports biomechanics and performance analysis services to a wide range of athletes and teams, from regional juniors to Olympic and World Champions, in a variety of sports, and is currently the Head of Biomechanics and Performance Analysis at the National Sports Institute of Malaysia.

Laura Guidetti

Medical Doctor; 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.
Teaching at under graduate, graduate and PhD level.
Coordinator of the Doctoral Course in “Physical Activity and Health”.
Invited teacher by different Universities in Portugal (Vila Real, Porto, Rio Maior) and Brazil (Montes Claros, Parana-Curitiba, Lavras).

Research areas: metabolic responses to exercise, effects of supplementations and drugs on sport and exercise.

Author of more than eighty original articles on international journals; reviewer of more than ten international journals on medicine and sport research.
Editorial Board Member of PeerJ, Journal of Sports Medicine, Journal of Sports Medicine, Journal Biology of Exercise, Theories & Application, the International Edition (TAIE), BioMed Research International.

Fellow member of the American College of Sport Medicine (ACSM).

Mike Holmes

Mike Holmes is an Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair in Neuromuscular Mechanics and Ergonomics 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 from McMaster University and completed a one year post-doctoral fellowship from the University of Waterloo.

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