2016 ACT Sport Symposium

Professor Per Aagaard

Per Aagaard is Professor in Biomechanics at the Institute of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark. He also holds a position as Guest Professor at the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Department of Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

His research covers the adaptive change in neuromuscular function and muscle morphology/architecture induced by training and detraining/inactivity, including aging and immobilization. His research has focused on the effPer Aagaardect of resistance training on musculoskeletal health and neuromuscular function in young and old adults, myogenic stem cell activation with acute exercise and long-term training, antagonist muscle coactivation, spinal motor function during walking and running, in vivo muscle-aponeurosis-tendon function, knee ligament (ACL) injury, muscle-tendon injury, tendinopathy, and exercise/training/biomechanical analysis in elite sports including aging master athletes.

He currently has authored 212 peer-reviewed publications in international scientific journals and textbooks, which have been cited +7500 times, corresponding to an average number of citations per year of 370 and an H-index of 54. In addition, he has been author on 291 conference abstracts presented at international scientific conferences and meetings.

Per Aagaard also serves as Associate Editor of various international scientific journals (Med. Sci. Sports Exerc., Exerc. Sports Sci. Reviews, Scand. J. Med. Sci. Sports) and serves as peer reviewer for a large number of other international scientific journals.

This Symposium is jointly presented by SMA ACT & AIS and will be held at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in Canberra on Friday 18 and Saturday 19 March 2016.