Kateřina Jasanská from the Karls-University in Prague, Czech Republic, visits us from 01.10.2017 to 30.07.2018 within a student exchange funded with support of the Erasmus plus programme. During her visit, she will take part in classes, support the Department of Physical Education and Teaching Research and collect data for her PhD project “The comparison between the training of physical education teachers in the Czech Republic and North Rhine-Westphalia”.
Prof. Dr. Andrea Petroczi as a guest lecturer at WWU
Kingston University, London lecturer Prof. Dr. Andrea Petroczi is currently visiting the sport psychological department of the Institute of Sport and Exercise Sciences in Münster. Petroczi is one of the leading researchers in the field of doping and anti-doping work and will stay for two months at the WWU. This exchange is made possible through a Mercator-Fellowship program of the ‘DFG-Graduiertenkolleg’ working on ‘trust and communication within the virtual and digital world’.
During her stay, Andrea Petroczi will give guest lectures, intensify the connection and network between the two Universities and work on her own research interests including an IOC funded project to evaluate the legitimacy of anti-doping policies.
Dr. Clare MacMahon is Head of Sports Science at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. She has a background in both Psychology and Kinesiology, and consistently combines both areas in her work. Her research broadly examines movement cognition, exploring how thinking and moving are interlinked, with examples such as the impact of cognitive fatigue on physical performance, or the impact of context on decisions. Clare visited the IFS in May 2016 working together with Bernd Strauss and Linda Schücker.
Dr. Lucy Parrington has a background in Biomechanics and Motor Learning and is currently working as a Post Doctoral researcher at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne Australia. Lucy visited the Department of Sport Psychology of the IFS during October and November 2016, funded through a WWU visiting scholar fellowship from the University of Muenster. Dr. Parrington’s research focusses on understanding technical and cognitive underpinnings of skilled performance in sport, and the application of this work in development and sub-elite levels of sport. During her research stay, Lucy collaborated with Dr Linda Schücker on a project investigating how focus of attention effects running economy and kinematics.
Dr. Trina Hinkley has a background in physical activity and public health research and is presently a Senior Lecturer at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. She is visiting the IFS in July 2016. Her passion in research is fuelled by a strong drive to identify ways to support healthy lives for people who may not be fortunate to have such opportunities. Specifically, identifying strategies to support the development of healthy behaviours in young children is important to me as that period of time is crucial for establishing healthy foundations for life. Her current research focus is on physical activity and electronic media use in children and how those behaviours affect outcomes such and psychosocial well-being and cognitive development. She is currently involved in a project together with Maike Tietjens, Dennis Dreiskämper and Till Utesch.
Dr Lisa Barnett has a background in public health and is presently a Senior Lecturer/Alfred Deakin Fellowship holder at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. Her research involves the measurement and assessment of children’s actual and perceived movement skill competency and the relationship between these skills and health behaviours and outcomes. She is well recognised in this research area and is extensively published (>75 papers). She is visiting the IFS in July 2016 and is working on a project on perceived and actuale motor competence and physical activity in children together with Maike Tietjens, Dennis Dreiskämper and Till Utesch.
Dr. Desmond Mulligan, from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, joined The Institute of Sport Science from July to November 2016, funded through a visiting scholar fellowship from the University of Muenster. Dr. Mulligan’s research interests centre on the role of the motor system (and simulation processes) in action prediction, and the development of new methodologies to elucidate these mechanisms. During his stay he collaborated with Professor Karen Zentgraf on an fMRI project investigating the neural correlates of action prediction.
Karen Roemer received her PhD in Sports Science from the Chemnitz University of Technology in Germany. Her area of expertise is biomechanical modeling and human movement analysis. In Germany she worked in the Olympic Training Centers in Stuttgart and Saarbruecken. Afterwards she worked as a research fellow at the Institute of Mechatronics in Chemnitz and lecturer at the Chemnitz University of Technology. In 2004 she finished 2nd in the New Investigators Award of ISBS and in 2005 she received the German Karl-Hofmann-Dissertation Award for her PhD thesis. She taught numerous classes in biomechanics, sports technology and movement analysis. In 2008 she moved to the USA and is associate professor for biomechanics at Central Washington University. There, she developed the Human Movement Biomechanics Research Lab within the Health Sciences department and has been teaching classes in biomechanics and kinesiology.