Prof Kiros Karamanidis

Kiros Karamanidis, London South Bank University (LSBU)

Professor of Ageing and Exercise Science

 

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

McCrum, C and Oberländer, KD and Epro, G and Krauss, P and James, DC and Reeves, ND and Karamanidis, K Loading rate and contraction duration effects on in vivo human Achilles tendon mechanical properties.. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging, DOI 10.1111/cpf.12472

Epro, G and Mierau, A and Doerner, J and Luetkens, J and Scheef, L and Kukuk, G and Boecker, H and Maganaris, C and Brüggemann, G-P and Karamanidis, K Achilles tendon mechanosensitivity is preserved in old age: In vivo evidence from a 1.5 years long resistance training intervention. In: 22nd annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, 05 July 2017 - 08 July 2017, Essen, Germany.

McCrum, C and Oberlaender, KD and Epro, G and Krauss, P and Reeves, N and Karamanidis, K Loading rate and contraction type effects on the human Achilles tendon force-elongation relationship. In: 22nd Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, 05 July 2017 - 08 July 2017, Essen, Germany.

McCrum, C and Oberlaender, KD and Epro, G and Krauss, P and Reeves, N and Karamanidis, K Loading rate and contraction type effects on the human Achilles tendon force-elongation relationship. In: 22nd annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, 05 July 2017 - 08 July 2017, Essen, Germany.

Koenig, M and Epro, G and McCrum, C and Bädorf, M and Schade, F and Karamanidis, K Monitoring muscle-tendon adaptation in elite athletes: Preliminary data from a 1-year longitudinal investigation. In: 22nd annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science (ECSS), 05 July 2017 - 08 July 2017, Essen.

Koenig, M and Hemmers, S and McCrum, C and Epro, G and Ackermans, TMA and Hartrmann, U and Karamanidis, K Matching triceps surae muscle strength and tendon stiffness eliminates age-related differences in drop-jump performance. In: 35th International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports, 14 June 2017 - 18 June 2017, Cologne.

Epro, G and Koenig, M and McCrum, C and Baedorf, M and Schade, F and Karamanidis, K Muscle-tendon adaptation monitoring in elite athletes: Preliminary results from a longitudinal investigation. In: 35th Conference of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sport, 14 June 2017 - 18 June 2017, Cologne, Germany.

Epro, G and Mierau, A and Doerner, J and Luetkens, J and Scheef, L and Kukuk, G and Boecker, H and Maganaris, C and Karamanidis, K Achilles tendon is mechanosensitive in old adults: a 1.5 year resistance training intervention. In: BASES Biomechanics Interest Group (BIG) Meeting 2017, 19 May 2017 - 19 May 2017, Portsmouth, UK.

Koenig, M and Hemmers, S and McCrum, C and Epro, G and Ackermans, TMA and Hartmann, U and Karamanidis, K Age-related differences in drop-jump performance are eliminated by matching triceps surae muscle strength and Achilles tendon stiffness.. In: 2017 BASES Biomechanics Interest Group (BIG) Meeting, Portsmouth, 19 April 2017 - 19 April 2017, Portsmouth.

Epro, G and McCrum, C and Mierau, A and Leyendecker, M and Brüggemann, G-P and Karamanidis, K EFFECT OF TRICEPS SURAE MUSCLE-TENDON UNIT MECHANICAL PROPERTIES ON GAIT STABILITY AND ADAPTABILITY IN OLDER FEMALE ADULTS. In: BASES Biomechanics Interest Group (BIG) Meeting 2017, 19 April 2017 - 19 April 2017, Portsmouth, UK.

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