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Portrait Benedicte Vanwanseele

Prof. Vanwanseele is a full professor and the head of the Human Movement Biomechanics research group at the Department of Movement Sciences, KU Leuven. She is an international recognized expert in sports biomechanics covering highly specialized biomechanical modelling techniques as well as field-based measures. She has published more than 100 full papers in peer-reviewed international journal, attracted research grants with a combined value of over €3,000,000. She has supervised 15 PhD students to completion (9 as primary supervisor) and is currently supervising ten PhD students as main supervisor. She has developed a national and international research profile, presenting her research at several national and international conferences. Prof. Vanwanseele received the Early Career Research Excellence Support Award from the Faculty of Health Science in 2007 recognizing her excellence and research leadership. In 2011, she received a BOF-ZAP (research professorship) position which is very competitive and made available only for excellent researchers with a high-quality research program. Prof. Vanwanseele focused her research on developing insights and innovative methodology to achieve personalized rehabilitation and training regimes with the ultimate goal of enabling each of us (young and old) to perform optimally through physical activity and sport. Prof. Vanwanseele is also involved in the implementation of evidence-based methods to improve training programs for elite athletes such as the Red Lions (national hockey team) and is the co-founder of a Spin-off company RunEasi.

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