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Steffi completed both her undergraduate degree (BSc Sport and Exercise Science) and her PhD at the University of Bath. 

In collaboration with UK Sport and British Skeleton, her PhD project was focussed on enhancing start performance in the winter sport of skeleton and was conducted in the lead up to the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. Her thesis focussed on understanding the determinants of elite skeleton start performance to inform training and coaching practices, and to ultimately improve chances of medal success.

Steffi's research is primarily focussed on enhancing athletic performance in sports such as sprinting and skeleton. She is a co-investigator within the Centre for the Analysis of Motion, Entertainment Research and Applications (CAMERA), which is a collaboration between the Department for Health and Department of Computer Science. CAMERA aims to develop advanced methods to track and analyse human motion without the need to attach markers. Additionally, Steffi is co-supervising a project funded by the European Space Agency to better understand the laod experienced when performing movements in low gravity situations.

Research interests

  • Motion analysis
  • Biomechanics
  • Sport performance enhancement
  • Injury prevention
  • Monitoring athletic development

Research projects

  • Understanding the kinetic determinants of sprint running performance
  • Technique-based factors related to push-start performance in skeleton
  • The development of a markerless motion analysis tool to study sporting techniques
  • Musculoskeletal modelling of sprint running
  • Understanding hamstring strain injury risk factors
  • Musculoskeletal modelling of biomechanical loading in simulated gravity situations for rehabilitation programmes

Centre for the Analysis of Motion, Entertainment Research and Applications

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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