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Global Chair Prof. Alberto Minetti (University of Milan)

Hosted by the Department of Health, Prof. Minetti is a leading expert in physiology and human locomotion.

Global Chair Prof Minetti
Bath Global Chair Prof. Alberto Minetti

Professor Alberto 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.

Building on successful links with his host 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.

Professor Minetti’s recognised expertise in biomechanics and the energetics of locomotion is not only adding a new research dimension to Bath but will also support new industry engagement, in particular in the use of metrics for monitoring physical activity in the health and sports sectors.

Dr Cazzola said:

I am absolutely delighted to host Professor Minetti as a Global Chair. His research approach to human motion analysis is truly multidisciplinary, bridging the gap between the more experimental and mathematical methods used in biomechanics and the in vivo experimental methods used in physiology. His affiliation promises to be a catalyst for new, cutting-edge research projects and cross-Faculty collaborations at Bath, expanding the scope of research between the Applied Biomechanics Suite and CAMERA, and supporting the ambitions of our research in clinical rehabilitation and exercise medicine, nutrition, and sports injury prevention.

Activities at Bath

Professor Minetti was appointed as a Global Chair in 2020/2021.

During the pandemic, our Global Chairs engaged with the University through a number of virtual events and network-building activities.

Professor Minetti will be visiting Bath in person from 3 to 9 September 2022. On Wednesday 7 September, he 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’.