If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Research interests

I am interested in the modelling and simulation of human movement to investigate injury mechanisms and understand human function. I truly believe in the use of predictive models and in silico simulations and their application in clinical settings for improving the monitoring and assessment of musculoskeletal diseases.

My research is focused on the use of an integrated approach that includes in vivo and in vitro experimental methodologies with in silico methods such as musculoskeeltal modelling and finite element analysis.

My current research line includes:

  • Injury Biomechanics:
  • The analysis of cervical spine injury mechanisms in rugby;
  • Analsis of hamstring injury in sprint running;
  • Clinical Biomechanics:
  • Biomechanical assessment and prediction in axial Spondyloarthritis;
  • Estimation of joint loading in partial gravity situations;
  • Sport Biomechanics:
  • Biomechanical analysis of rugby activities;
  • Computer simulation of sprint running;

Willing to supervise PhD

Computer simulation and musculoskeletal modelling in injury/sport/clinical biomechanics, ergonomics, and computer simulations.

Other responsibilities

Admission Tutor for the Sport and Exercise Science Programme of the Department for Health.

Research Theme Convenor for the Improving Human Function Department for Health research theme.

Teaching interests

  • Biomechanics of human movement
  • Musculoskeletal modelling and computer simulation of human movement
  • Spinal biomechanics

Education/Academic qualification

Human Physiology, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Milan

Biomedical Engineering, Master of Engineering, Politecnico di Milano

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Dario Cazzola is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • 17 Similar Profiles
Football Medicine & Life Sciences
Biomechanical Phenomena Medicine & Life Sciences
Touch Medicine & Life Sciences
Spine Medicine & Life Sciences
Sports Medicine & Life Sciences
Walking Medicine & Life Sciences
Locomotion Medicine & Life Sciences
Running Medicine & Life Sciences

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Projects 2013 2021

Research Output 2008 2019

Race Walking Ground Reaction Forces at Increasing Speeds: A Comparison with Walking and Running

Pavei, G., Cazzola, D., La Torre, A. & Minetti, A. E., 3 Jul 2019, In : Symmetry. 11, 7, 873.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Sprinting data-tracking simulation: a direct collocation approach

Haralabidis, N., Serrancoli, G., Colyer, S., Bezodis, I., Salo, A. & Cazzola, D., 10 Apr 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access

Assessment of lumbar spinal mobility using inertial measurement units in axial spondyloarthritis

Franco, L., Ward, W., Sengupta, R. & Cazzola, D., 19 Sep 2018, In : Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology. 36, 4, p. 756-756 1 p., P164.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstract

Open Access

Comparison of vertebral body displacements obtained by DIC and motion capture in a cervical spine impact experiment

Boyd, S., Silvestros, P., Agostinho Hernandez, B., Gill, H., Cazzola, D., Preatoni, E. & Gheduzzi, S., 2018, British Orthopaedic Research Society Conference 2018 - BORS 2018.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Musculoskeletal system
Optoelectronic devices


A biomechanical evaluation of a novel intramedullary device for hip fracture fixation

Author: Page, P., 3 Apr 2019

Supervisor: Gill, H. (Supervisor), Cazzola, D. (Supervisor) & Whitehouse, M. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Medicine