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President Elect Candidates

Posted on March 21, 2013

Andrew Cresswell, Australia

Andrew Cresswell is a Professor at The University of Queensland, Australia, where he is currently Deputy Head of The School of Human Movement Studies and Director of the Biomechanics Laboratory. He is the Past-President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Biomechanics and Chair of Sports Medicine Australia’s Scientific Committee. Professor Cresswell obtained his Medical Doctorate from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. He has extensive international experience in biomechanics, having previously held teaching and research positions at The University of Otago, New Zealand; The Karolinska Institute and The Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, Sweden. Professor Cresswell’s biomechanical interest is directed toward understanding ‘human movement’, and more specifically how the central nervous system controls movement. His particular research interests lie within the areas of the neural control of eccentric and concentric muscle actions, neural aspects of muscle fatigue as well as postural control.

Professor Cresswell has been a member of the International Society of Biomechanics since 1989 and an ISB Council member since 2007. He also is a member of other professional societies including the Society for Neuroscience, The American Physiological Society, The American College of Sports Medicine and The Australian Sports Medicine Association. Professor Cresswell is currently the Awards Officer of the ISB and enjoys facilitating research excellence in young biomechanists. If elected to the position Professor Cresswell has indicated his interest in strengthening the Society’s outreach into economically and educationally developing countries through internships, scholarships and awards.

 

Véronique Feipel, Belgium

Véronique Feipel obtained a PhD in Physical Therapy in 1997 from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium. In 2000, she was a post-doctoral fellow at LIS-3D in the Centre de Recherche de l’Hôpital Sainte-Justine (Montreal, Canada). She is currently Professor of Anatomy and Research Methodology at the Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Motor Sciences and Faculty of Pharmacy (ULB), Belgium. Professor Feipel is also the coordinator of the Research Master in Motor Sciences at ULB. Her research interests include spine, wrist and knee kinematics and anatomy, functional evaluation of the spine, kinematics applications of 3D computed tomography and gait analysis. In particular, this work aims at developing methods and techniques that can be used in clinical applications in terms of screening, diagnostics support and treatment follow-up / monitoring. Professor Feipel considers the supervision of research students as the perfect bridge between her research and teaching activities and has had the pleasure of supervising more than 100 Master and PhD students. She has been serving the ISB as an Executive Council Member since 2007 and coordinated the highly successful 2011 ISB Congress that was held in Brussels.

Professor Feipel says: “Biomechanics is among the disciplines that require and allow collaboration between researchers from a large variety of disciplines. This trans-disciplinary character offers a platform for enriching exchanges between individuals with different backgrounds. It also implies that we are to provide the next generation of biomechanics researchers with a knowledge that crosses the borders of the individual disciplines. Serving the ISB is for me the opportunity to act as a facilitator in crossing frontiers between disciplines and countries, in order to help biomechanists from all backgrounds and from all over the world to feel part of this very rich and diverse ISB community.”

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