Keynote Speakers ESM 2012


Julie Steele, University of Wollongong, Australia
Topic area: “Pressure measurement in pressured tissues – new perspectives in cancer research”

Julie is director of the Biomechanics Research Laboratory at the University of Wollongong. Her research focuses predominantly on the biomechanics of injury prevention with a specific interest in mechanisms of lower extremity dysfunction, particularly anterior cruciate ligament injury during dynamic landings. Julie’s current research interests also include intelligent textiles as biofeedback systems, breast movement and brassiere design, safe footwear for elderly women for falls prevention, and the effects of obesity in childhood on musculoskeletal structure and functional performance. Julie is the past president of the International Society of Biomechanics.

Anne Skare Nielsen, Future Navigator, Denmark
Topic area: “The future of science – why, how and what?”

Anne is Managing Partner of the innovation and futurist company Future Navigator. Anne is both a tornado who, creatively, sheds light on topic areas from most diverse viewpoints, then leans back and refocuses on what our collective and individual roles in the future are going to be. Anne is a member of The Chaos Pilots Pedagogical Council, The Global Future Forum, the Albright Group, former member of the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation's ICT-forum and The Ethical Council.

Thomas Sinkjær, Danish National Research Foundation, Denmark
Topic area: “Human locomotion – basic insight and neurotechnology development”.

Thomas is currently the Director of the Danish National Research Foundation. He was Director and Professor at the Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction from 1993 - 2007. His research and teaching background lies within motor control and neural rehabilitation technology. His research interests within motor control include the interaction of central control with reflex circuitry of the spinal cord and the intrinsic mechanical properties of the musculoskeletal system. Within neural rehabilitation research his interest is in development of methods to restore sensory-motor function through neural prostheses and methods which enhance functional neural plastic changes.

Stefan Lindinger, University of Salzburg, Austria:
Topic area: “Pressure distribution in winter sports – possibilities, applications and perspectives”

Stefan Lindinger is research associate at the University of Salzburg and leading researcher at the Christian Doppler Laboratory ‘Biomechanics in Skiing’ in Salzburg, Austria. He has an extensive experience in physiological and biomechanical testing on athletes of national and international caliber. Stefan has successfully linked his coaching endeavors to his main research areas, including alpine and nordic skiing. He has worked and is continuously collaborating with numerous international research groups demonstrating his outstanding expertise in the field.


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