Prof. Dr. Tine Willems
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium
Professor Tine Willems is guest professor at the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University and combines her academic activities with consultancy in the clinical trial development, data and project management, statistical analysis and medical writing. She has received a PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy in 2004 with studies identifying risk factors for sports injuries. Next to that, she also holds a master degree in statistical data analysis. She is interested in unravelling the risks and prognostic factors for musculoskeletal injuries in order to prevent those from occurring. She has research experience in determining muscle/tendon structure and function, sensorimotor control and kinematics during several tasks and sports activities and identifying them as risk factors for lower extremity injuries as well as for low back pain.
She authored and co-authored over 50 papers in international peer-reviewed SCI-indexed journals and received 3 awards for her research of which the prestigious Nike-award ($25.000) with a prospective study identifying the kinematic risk factors for exercise-related lower leg pain in shod running. She also wrote several book chapters and (co-)authored more than 60 abstracts for international conferences.