Dr Fransiska M. Bossuyt

Headshot of IAS Fellow Fransiska Bossuyt

IAS Open Programme

ETH Zurich

Fransiska M. Bossuyt, PhD is senior researcher at the Laboratory for Movement Biomechanics at the ETH Zurich (Switzerland) where she is spearheading a project on shoulder health in vulnerable populations.

She is especially interested in the role of scapular kinematics and understanding soft-tissue injuries by studying failure properties and the functional capacity of muscles and tendons and to apply this knowledge to improve injury prevention and treatment options. Dr. Bossuyt completed a BSc and MSc in Physical Education and Movement Sciences at Ghent University (BE).

Following an MSc in Clinical and Sports Biomechanics at the Liverpool John Moores University (UK), she pursued a PhD at the Swiss Paraplegic Research and the University of Luzern (CH). She is co-chairing the COVID-19 taskforce within the International-ISIG of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine where she is also early career officer.

In her free-time, she is para-coach at the rowing club Seeclub Luzern and para-rowing liaison officer of the Lucerne Regatta where she is responsible for the first-time inclusion of para rowing at the last qualifying regatta for the Paralympics and World Cup. 

During their IAS Fellowship, Dr Bossuyt is collaborating with Professor Vicky Tolfrey, Dr Tom O'Brien, Dr James King & Dr Thomas Rietveld from the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, and also the Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport.

IAS Research Seminar