Tamara Valenčič

Doctoral Researcher in Neuromuscular Physiology

Our doctoral researchers are contributing to the future of sporting rehabilitation. Doctoral researcher, Tamara Valenčič, discusses how her research aims into neural mechanisms could transform patient recovery from ACL damage.

Meet Tamara

Tamara Valencic

Tamara is a second year PhD student in neuromuscular physiology at the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences. 

Taking steps toward better ACL rehabilitation

Tamara’s research project is funded by Loughborough University and the National Rehabilitation Centre and focuses on investigating neural mechanisms contributing to persistent weakness of knee muscles in individuals after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture and reconstruction. Tamara hopes her findings will deepen our understanding of ongoing functional impairments after ACL reconstruction as well as motivate changes and provide direction for improvements in standard rehabilitation practices.

Prior to starting her PhD, Tamara studied in Slovenia for a BSc in Kinesiology and from Loughborough University in 2021 with an MSc in Exercise Physiology. In-between her studies, Tamara worked as a technician in an Environmental Physiology and Ergonomics Laboratory at the Jožef Stefan Institute (Slovenia), primarily investigating heat stress mitigation strategies (e.g., cooling vests) in occupational and military settings.  

Read about Tamara's experience as a doctoral researcher.

Check out our Tamara's case study to hear why she enjoys studying a PhD at Loughborough University.

Get in touch

If you would like to get in touch with Tamara Valenčič about collaborations, you can email her at T.Valencic2@lboro.ac.uk.