Prof Kiros Karamanidis
Professor of Ageing and Exercise Science
Telephone:020 7815 7991
School/Division:Applied Sciences / Human Sciences
Professor Kiros Karamanidis joined LSBU from the German Sport University Cologne (Germany) in March 2017 and is Professor of Ageing and Exercise Science at the School of Applied Sciences (Sport and Exercise Science Research Centre).
Kiros finished his PhD in Biomechanics at the German Sport University Cologne (Germany) in 2006 and worked as a Senior Lecturer and Senior Researcher at the Institute of Biomechanics and Orthopaedics, German Sport University of Cologne (from 2006 to 2012) and at the Institute of Movement and Sport Gerontology, German Sport University of Cologne (from 2014 to 2017). In between he was an Assistant Professor for Rehabilitation and Prevention at the Faculty of Mathematics and Technology, University of Applied Sciences, Koblenz, Germany (from 2012 to 2014).
Kiros' main research interest is focused on the plasticity of the musculoskeletal system in response to mechanical loading and exercise, and on the interaction between the neural and the motor system during functional activities such as walking and running.
- 2017 - present: B.Sc. in Sport Sciences at the London South Bank University, UK: “Sport and Exercise Science”.
- 2001 - 2017: M.Sc., M.A., B.Sc. and Diploma in Sport Sciences at the German Sport University of Cologne, Germany: “Human Technology in Sports and Medicine”, “Sport and Performance”, “Sport and Movement Gerontology” and “Sport Science”.
- 2012 - 2014: B.Sc. in Physics and Medical Technology at the Faculty of Mathematics and Technology, University of Applied Sciences Koblenz, Germany: “Sports and Medical Technology”.
Professor Kiros Karamanidis' main research interest is focused on the plasticity of the musculoskeletal system in response to mechanical loading and physical exercise, and on the interaction between the neural and the motor system during functional activities such as walking and running.
One of his main interests is to provide knowledge for researchers, clinicians and coaches working in the field of the adaptation of the muscle-tendon unit across the adult life span, prevention and rehabilitation of sport related injuries (e.g. ACL, tendon rupture) as well as in the dynamic stability control aimed on reducing the risk of falls in the older population.
He is an author and co-author of more than 50 peer reviewed publications and has more than 120-conference proceedings.
Most recent publications
Epro, G and Hunter, S and König, M and Schade, F and Karamanidis, K Evidence of a Uniform Muscle-Tendon Unit Adaptation in Healthy Elite Track and Field Jumpers: A Cross Sectional Investigation.. Frontiers in physiology, 10. 574. DOI 10.3389/fphys.2019.00574
McCrum, C and Willems, P and Karamanidis, K and Meijer, K Stability-normalised walking speed: A new approach for human gait perturbation research. Journal of Biomechanics, DOI 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2019.02.016
McCrum, C and Karamanidis, K and Willems, P and Zijlstra, W and Meijer, K Retention, savings and interlimb transfer of reactive gait adaptations in humans following unexpected perturbations. Communications biology, 1. 230. DOI 10.1038/s42003-018-0238-9
König, M and Epro, G and Seeley, J and Catalá-Lehnen, P and Potthast, W and Karamanidis, K Retention of improvement in gait stability over 14 weeks due to trip-perturbation training is dependent on perturbation dose. Journal of Biomechanics, 84. 243-246. DOI 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2018.12.011
Koenig, M and Hemmers, S and Epro, G and McCrum, C and Ackermans, TMA and Hartmann, U and Karamanidis, K Matching Participants for Triceps Surae Muscle Strength and Tendon Stiffness Does Not Eliminate Age-Related Differences in Mechanical Power Output During Jumping. Frontiers in Physiology, 9. 1345. DOI 10.3389/fphys.2018.01345
Holzer, D and Epro, G and McCrum, C and Doerner, J and Luetkens, JA and Scheef, L and Kukuk, GM and Boecker, H and Mierau, A and Brüggemann, G-P and Maganaris, CN and Karamanidis, K The role of muscle strength on tendon adaptability in old age. European Journal of Applied Physiology, DOI 10.1007/s00421-018-3947-3
Epro, G and Mierau, A and McCrum, C and Leyendecker, M and Brüggemann, G-P and Karamanidis, K Retention of gait stability improvements over 1.5 years in older adults: effects of perturbation exposure and triceps surae neuromuscular exercise.. Journal of Neurophysiology, DOI 10.1152/jn.00513.2017
Epro, G and McCrum, C and Mierau, A and Leyendecker, M and Brüggemann, G-P and Karamanidis, K Effects of triceps surae muscle strength and tendon stiffness on the reactive dynamic stability and adaptability of older female adults during perturbed walking.. Journal of Applied Physiology, DOI 10.1152/japplphysiol.00545.2017
McCrum, C and Leow, P and Epro, G and König, M and Meijer, K and Karamanidis, K Alterations in Leg Extensor Muscle-Tendon Unit Biomechanical Properties With Ageing and Mechanical Loading.. Frontiers in Physiology, 9. 150. DOI 10.3389/fphys.2018.00150
Jafarnezhadgero, A and Madadi-Shad, M and McCrum, C and Karamanidis, K Effects of Corrective Training on Drop Landing Ground Reaction Force Characteristics and Lower Limb Kinematics in Older Adults With Genu Valgus: A Randomized Controlled Trial.. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 1-31. DOI 10.1123/japa.2017-0315More publications at LSBU Research Open