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Dr Rodrigo Rico Bini Lecturer Exercise Physiology, Exercise Science & Physiology

I have a bachelor in Physical Education from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) in Brazil, where I also conducted my master studies (research) in Human Movement Sciences. My professional work was on strength and conditioning and performance assessment of cyclists and triathletes. During my masters thesis, my focus was on the effects of fatigue on joint moments and coordinative pattern during cycling. My studies were supported by CNPq (National Council for Technological and Scientific Development) and I had Dr Carlos Bolli Mota as my main supervisor. I completed my PhD at AUT University in New Zealand (AUT) under the main supervision of Prof. Patria Hume. My thesis focused on body position on the bicycle and methods to assess cycling kinetics and kinematics. After finishing a PosDoc research fellowship at the UFRGS working as a researcher on musculoskeletal biomechanics, I started working as a Lecturer at the School of Physical Education of the Army. At the moment, I am a Lecturer at La Trobe Rural Health School (Bendigo Campus).

I am also an Associate Editor at the Journal of Science and Cycling and a member of the editorial board of a number of sports and movement-related journals.

My main research interests are on Sports Biomechanics and the application of muscle mechanics principles in sports actions, with special attention to cycling and running.

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