Dr. Kim Hébert-Losier – Senior Lecturer
Applied Biomechanics, Injury Prevention
I graduated with a Bachelors in Physiotherapy from the University of Montreal, Canada, and worked for a number of years in musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy practice. I completed my PhD at the University of Otago studying calf muscle activity and fatigue at the School of Physiotherapy. I then began work in High Performance Sports at the Swedish Winter Sports Research Center where I developed an expertise in human movement science using 3D motion analysis, electomyography, isokinetic, and force plate testing, which was followed by working in the United States at the Nebraska Athletics Performance Laboratory and the National Sports Institute of Malaysia.
I consider myself an applied biomechanics researcher with expertise in human movement, muscle function, 3D motion analysis, and injury prevention and screening in recreational to Olympic-level athletes. I had the opportunity to work with a range of different sports, including snow sports, orienteering, athletics, American football, netball, martial arts, badminton, and cycling. My current research projects include investigating long-term consequences of anterior cruciate ligament injuries, screening and preventing injuries in badminton and netball players, exploring the effect of kinesiology tape on elite cyclists, and understanding the individualization of running patterns.