The University welcomes visiting Global Chair Professor Alberto Minetti for his first in-person visit from 3 September to 9 September 2022. Professor Minetti was appointed as a Global Chair in 2020/2021.

Professor Minetti is Distinguished Professor of Physiology in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Milan. He is an internationally renowned scholar in human locomotion, with his research and expertise spanning widely from basic science to application in sports, health, and clinical settings.

Hosted at Bath by Dr Dario Cazzola in the Department for Health, Professor Minetti’s Global Chair provides a unique opportunity to strengthen our institutional connection with a leading European university, including new mobility opportunities for our doctoral and postdoctoral researchers. Research links have already been established through a current European Space Agency (ESA) funded project on injury rehabilitation, using the partial gravity simulator that Professor Minetti has developed in his lab, and providing the opportunity for Bath PhD student James Cowburn to be hosted in Milan.

Activities at Bath

On Wednesday 7 September, Professor Minetti will give a public lecture at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution at 6.30pm, followed by a welcome reception from 7.30pm until 8.30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend – please sign up for a ticket on Eventbrite.

During his visit, Professor Minetti will be meeting with the University of Bath community, including Professor Julian Chaudhuri, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) and Professor Cassie Wilson, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Student Experience). Professor Minetti will also host workshops on Locomotion Physiomechanics with Department for Health PhD students and give a Departmental Lecture on ‘Bridging Physiology and biomechanics and of locomotion’.