Background and activities

Researcher at the Centre for sport facilities and technology (in collaboration with the Centre for Elite Sports Research)

PhD in Health Science with focus on impact absorption and traction on artificial turf (2014)


The focus of my research is on surface-athlete interaction, as well as technique, strength, and performance in sports, primarily through biomechanical analysis

Research projects:

  • Impact absorption and traction of artificial turf systems
  • Technique and performance in paralympic sports
  • Strength and performance in sport-specific movements in handball
  • Shooting technique in biathlon
  • The mechanics of sprint running


I have previously lectured at the Human Movement Science study program, primarily in biomechanics and methodological courses (experimental methods, data analysis)

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

Part of book/report

  • Ettema, Gertjan; McGhie, David. (2019) Biomekanikk og bevegelse. Idrettsvitenskap : perspektiver og praksis.
  • Ettema, Gerardus Johannes C; McGhie, David; Olsen, Kristian Killi; Lillemark, Kristian. (2009) The effect of body orientation om cycling technique. 14th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, ECSS Oslo 09, Book of Abstracts.