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PD Dr. Eling Douwe de Bruin

Institute of Human Movement Sciences and Sport, ETH Zürich, HIT J 32.3, Wolfgang-Pauli-Str. 27, 8093 Zürich, Switzerland
Interests: Technology development: body fixed sensor technologies are used to assess and quantify motor functioning in several populations; Structure & Function: The relation between changes in body structures (different structural levels) and their effect(s) on motor functioning are investigated in various populations; Human Health: Prevention of fall accidents in the elderly through development and assessment of intervention plans

Editorial Board

Prof. Dr. Craig Williams

College of Life and Environmental Sciences, St. Luke's Campus, University of Exeter, Heavitree Road, Exeter EX1 2LU, Devon, UK
Interests: paediatric exercise physiology; fatigue; talent development; exercise and chronic disease
Contribution: Special Issue: Paediatric Exercise Physiology
Prof. Dr. Patria Hume

Auckland University of Technology, Private Bag 92006, Auckland, 1020, New Zealand
Interests: sports injury biomechanics; sports biomechanics; sport injury prevention; sport injury epidemiology; sport anthropometry; equipment testing; meta-analyses; sports technology
Contribution: Special Issue: Boat-Based Sports Biomechanics
Prof. Dr. Alessandro Pezzoli

World Habitat Cooperation Centre - WHCC Dipartimento Interateneo di Scienze, Progetto e Politiche del Territorio, Politecnico di Torino, e Università di Torino Viale Mattioli 39 10125 Turin, Italy
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Interests: impact of the climate change on the human health; climate, weather and sports; climate change and society; climate change adaptation; sports engineering; sports performance analysis; environmental and weather effect on the sports performance; environmental ergonomics and sports
Contribution: Special Issue: Environment and Sport Performance
In other journals:
Special Issue: Climate Impacts on Health
Dr. Kate Webster

Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Faculty of Health Sciences, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria 3086 Australia
Interests: anterior cruciate ligament injury and reconstruction; knee biomechanics; sport psychology
Prof. Dr. Simon Jobson

Department of Sport and Exercise, University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester, Hampshire SO22 4NR, UK
Interests: cycling performance/physiology; cycling efficiency; modelling athletic performance: training science; body mass (allometric) scaling
Prof. Dr. Jamie M. Poolton

Institute of Human Performance, The University of Hong Kong, 3/F, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Building for Interdisciplinary Research, 5 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
Interests: implicit motor learning; skill failure; surgical skills training; expert performance; impact of performance stressors
Prof. Dr. Thelma S. Horn

Department of Kinesiology and Health, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio 45249, USA
Interests: sport psychology; coaching effectiveness; youth sports; parent and peer influences; expectancy effects; self-perceptions
Prof. Dr. Peter Tiidus

Exercise Physiology, Department of Kinesiology & PE, BA 518, Wilfrid Laurier University, 75 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3C5
Interests: exercise; muscle damage; muscle repair; estrogen; inflammation; satellite cells training; heat shock proteins; muscle
Prof. Dr. Stéphane Perrey

EuroMov (vice-director), University of Montpellier, 700, Avenue du Pic Saint-Loup, F-34090 Montpellier, France
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Interests: changes in the brain-motor relationships during exercise in humans; fatigue; brain stimulation; near infrared spectroscopy
Prof. Dr. med. Arno Schmidt-Trucksäss

DSBG, Department of Sport, Exercise and Health, Sports and Exercise Medicine, University of Basel, Birsstrasse 320 B, CH-4052 Basel, Switzerland
Contribution: Special Issue: Sports Medicine
Prof. Dr. med. Beat Knechtle

Facharzt FMH für Allgemeinmedizin, Gesundheitszentrum St. Gallen, Vadianstrasse 26, 9001 St. Gallen, Switzerland
Interests: Endurance and ultra-endurance, Anthropometry, Nutrition, Age and Performance
Contribution: Special Issue: Sport Nutrition for Health and Performance
Prof. Dr. Ning Chen

College of Health Science, Wuhan Sports University, 461 Luoyu Road, Wuhan 430079, China
Interests: exercise physiology (especially exercise adaptation, exercise performance improvement and exercise fatigue recovery); exercise and aging diseases; sports injury
Prof. Dr. Michael E. Rogers

Department of Human Performance Studies, Graduate Coordinator, Exercise Science Program, Director, Center for Physical Activity and Aging, 106G Heskett Center, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas 67260-0016 USA
Interests: community-based physical activity programs for older adults; strength and balance training; and fall prevention
Prof. Dr. Andrew Lane

School of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure, University of Wolverhampton, Gorway Road, Walsall, WSI 3BD, UK
Interests: emotion; emotion regulation; psychological skills; validity and reliability
Prof. Dr. Ludovic Seifert

University of Rouen, Faculty of Sport Sciences, CETAPS Lab., Boulevard Siegfried, 76821 Mont Saint Aignan Cedex, France
Interests: motor control & learning; biomechanics; climbing; swimming
Prof. Dr. Lee E. Brown

Center for Sport Performance, California State University, Fullerton, Department of Kinesiology, KHS 233, 800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92831, USA
Interests: strength; power; velocity; performance
Contribution: Special Issue: Strength and Conditioning
Prof. Dr. Raúl Arellano

Facultad de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y el Deporte Universidad de Granada, Spain
Interests: swimming biomechanics: technique evaluation; vortices production; swimming start force recording; propulsive force recording; flow visualization; race analysis; training testing
Prof. Dr. Duncan James Macfarlane

Head of the Stanley Ho Exercise and Sports Science Laboratory at the IHP, Institute of Human Performance, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
Interests: exercise physiology; especially physical activity measurement (pedometry, accelerometry, gas analysis, self-report questionnaires); effect of the built environment on PA; kinanthropometry
Prof. Dr. David G. Behm

Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research (SHKR), Memorial University of Newfoundland, School of Human Kinetics and Recreation (SHKR), St. John's Newfoundland A1C 5S7, Canada
Interests: resistance training responses and training adaptations; neuromuscular activation; stretching and flexibility; stability and balance
Prof. Dr. Chris Beedie

Sport and Exercise Psychology, University of Wolverhampton, EROS Research Group, The Institute of Work Psychology, Mushroom Lane, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
Interests: mood/emotion and performance; placebo/belief effects in sport and exercise
Prof. Dr. Alison H. McGregor

Musculo-skeletal Biodynamics & Educational Strategy & Quality, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, Charing Cross Hospital, London W6 8RF, UK
Interests: biomechanics; performance; musculoskeletal injury mechanisms and prevention; rehabilitation
Dr. Alexander Nowicky

MSc Neurorehabilitation Course Leader, School of Health Sciences and Social Care, Mary Seacole Building, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3PH, UK
Interests: motor control and learning; exercise for rehabilitation; neurophysiology and neuromuscular control; voluntary control of movement; noninvasive brain stimulation techniques: transcranial magnetic stimulation
Prof. Dr. Mike Voight

Mental Skills/Leadership-Team Consultant, Department of Physical Education and Human Performance, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT 06050, USA
Interests: mental toughness training; periodization of mental skills training and team building interventions; leadership development and implementation; dissatisfaction experiences of athletes; coaching effectiveness
Prof. Dr. Roger Bartlett

School of Physical Education, University of Otago, 364 Leith Walk, Dunedin 9016, Dunedin, 9054, New Zealand
Interests: movement coordination and variability; throwing biomechanics; use of self-organising maps in studying multi-dimensional coordination
Prof. Dr. Belinda Beck

Centre for Musculoskeletal Research, Menzies Health Institute Queensland, School of Allied Health Sciences, Gold Coast campus, Griffith University, QLD 4222, Australia
Interests: stress fracture; osteoporosis; exercise; bone; running injuries
Prof. Dr. Michael Duncan

Professor of Exercise Science, Centre for Applied Biological and Exercise Sciences, Coventry University, Coventry, UK
Interests: physical activity; pediatric exercise science; strength and conditioning; motor skill and motor development; ergogenic aids
Prof. Dr. Andrew Hatchett

Department of Biology, Health Sciences Program Coordinator, Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, NH 03461, USA
Interests: exercise; performance; fitness; functional movement; non-pharmacuetical performance aids
Contribution: Special Issue: Functional Movement and Training
Prof. Dr. Frank Spaniol

Sport Science, Department of Kinesiology, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, 6300 Ocean Drive, Unit 5820, Corpus Christi, TX 78412, USA
Interests: sport science; sport performance; biomechanics; measurement and evaluation; strength and conditioning
Prof. Dr. Gema Torres-Luque

Faculty of Humanities and Science Education, University of Jaen, Jaen 23071, Spain
Interests: sport science; sport performance; physical education and sport; racket sport
Prof. Dr. Joel T. Cramer

Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 211 Ruth Leverton Hall, Lincoln, NE 68583, USA
Interests: resistance training; strength; power; stretching; neuromuscular physiology; noninvasive assessment of muscle function; motor unit recruitment; motor unit firing frequency; electromyography; mechanomyography; youth athletes
Dr. Keith Tolfrey

School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3TU, UK
Interests: paediatric exercise physiology and health; specifically lipid and carbohydrate metabolism; postprandial lipaemia; exercise induced compensatory behaviours
Prof. Dr. Michael Chia

Physical Education & Sports Science, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Interests: children & youth inactivity physiology; youth sport talent detection & development; adolescent sleep and performance; Ramadan fasting and performance
Prof. Dr. Anthony Leicht

Sport and Exercise Science, College of Healthcare Sciences, Division of Tropical Health and Medicine, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD, 4811, Australia
Interests: exercise physiology; cardiovascular function; exercise testing/assessment, athlete monitoring; exercise and chronic disease; physical activity
Contribution: Special Issue: Exercise and Chronic Disease
Prof. Dr. Eric E. Hall

Department of Exercise Science, Elon University, Elon, NC 27244, USA
Interests: physical activity; mental health; affect; cognitive function; concussion
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