Øyvind Sandbakk

Associate Professor and Managing Director Department of Neuroscience Faculty of Medicine

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Background and activities

Associate professor with the Department of Neuroscience and managing director at the Centre for Elite Sports Research.

Most of my research focus on improving the understanding of elite sports performances, mainly by investigating integrative physiology and biomechanics, the effects of strength and endurance training, as well as the utilization of new technology to gain further understanding of these aspects in real-life environments. I also teach these topics in BA and MA courses focusing on training and performance, as well as the top coach education program. I am additionally head of research and development at the Norwegian Olympic Sports Center, Region Mid-Norway and thereby work on a daily basis with coaches and athletes and to optimize the interaction between research and “best practice”.  

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications