Dr Giannis GIAKAS




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Research Expertise
Gait analysis, Fatigue
Brief Portrait
Giannis is a Professor at the University of Thessaly and the Biomechanics Research Coordinator of the Institute of Human Performance and Rehabilitation of the Centre of Research and Technology - Thessaly. Giannis received his BSc in Sports Science from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki - Greece (1993) and his PhD in Biomechanics from Manchester Metropolitan University - UK (1998). He started working as a Lecturer at Staffordshire University in 1997, and promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1998 where he stayed until 1999. He then received a Research Fellowship at the University of Manchester's Medical School (1999-2001) and a Research Fellowship at the University of Ioannina's Medical School (2002-2003). Formaly, he joined the Univerity of Thessaly in 2004. He has been an elected Treasurer of the International Society of Biomechanics (2001-2005) and he served as a member of the Council of the ISBS (2006-2008) and Treasurer of the Greek Society of Biomechanics (2006-2008). He is an active referee of many biomechanical journals (e.g. Journal of Biomechanics, Clinical Biomechanics, etc). He is active in funded projects and has attracted more than 2.8M Euro via nine European projects He has published more than 60 international peer reviewed papers and 2 international book chapters. His work has been cited in more than 1300 published papers (Nov 2015) and has an h-index =21. He enjoys playing handball and traditional Greek dancing.
Selected Publications
1 A. Tsarouhas, G. Giakas, K. N. Malizos, G. Spiropoulos, V. Sideris, Y. Koutedakis, et al., "Dynamic Effect of Quadriceps Muscle Activation on Anterior Tibial Translation After Single-Bundle and Double-Bundle Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction," Arthroscopy, Apr 14 2015.
2 Malliaropoulos, V. Korakakis, D. Christodoulou, N. Padhiar, D. Pyne, G. Giakas, et al., "Development and validation of a questionnaire (FASH - Functional Assessment Scale for Acute Hamstring Injuries): To measure the severity and impact of symptoms on function and sports ability in patients with acute hamstring injuries," British Journal of Sports Medicine, vol. 48, pp. 1607-1612, 2014.
3 G. Spyropoulos, T. Tsatalas, D. E. Tsaopoulos, V. Sideris, and G. Giakas, "Biomechanics of sit-to-stand transition after muscle damage," Gait and Posture, vol. 38, pp. 62-67, 2013.
4 S. P. Moustakidis, J. B. Theocharis, and G. Giakas, "Feature selection based on a fuzzy complementary criterion: Application to gait recognition using ground reaction forces," Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, vol. 15, pp. 627-644, 2012.
5 T. Tsatalas, G. Giakas, G. Spyropoulos, V. Paschalis, M. G. Nikolaidis, D. E. Tsaopoulos, et al., "The effects of muscle damage on walking biomechanics are speed-dependent," European Journal of Applied Physiology, vol. 110, pp. 977-988, 2010.



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