Ine Van Caekenberghe
Prof. dr. Ine Van Caekenberghe is since 2022 professor in Biomechanics at the faculty of Physical Education & Physiotherapy at VUB, in which is a member of the MOVE (Movement & Nutrition for Health & Performance) Research Group. She is affiliated to the Biomechanics of Human Movement research unit of the Department of Movement and Sports Sciences at Ghent University (Belgium). In a temporary role she delivers the biomechanics-courses for the Physical Education & Movement Sciences and the Rehabilitation Sciences & Physiotherapy programs at the VUB. In her lectures she has special attention for the cross-over between the delivery of academic and transferable competencies and the student’s future working field needs. Dr. Van Caekenberghe is a also a sports biomechanist/scientist working across several elite Paralympic and Olympic Sports. In this role she has supported hundredths of athletes on their journey towards sporting success. She pursues an evidence-based and data-driven approach to support athletes, coaches and support staff to enhance performance and avoid injury. She was technical race skills analyst for the British Para-Swimming team from 2015 to 2022. In this role she also headed up race analysis for the GB team at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Outside of elite sports, she works on academic and industrial projects relating to movement and sports (e.g. running shoe testing, gait retraining, ….). Dr. Van Caekenberghe uses state-of-the-art measurement systems to capture performance data. She is passionate to present this data in an understandable and appealing manner to realize a tangible impact on the field. She takes into account the specific needs and capabilities (e.g. visual or intellectual impairment) of (para-) athletes when doing so. She also supports organizations to implement (biomechanical) systems in their practices (e.g. Aberdeen Sports Village, Scotland).Dr. Van Caekenberghe is a member of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports. Previous and current partnerships include GB Para-Swimming, Scottish Swimming, Vlaamse Roeiliga,G-Sport Vlaanderen, RS Scan, Mizuno, ….
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