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Katrine Okholm Kryger

Associate Professor in Sports Rehabilitation

Katrine Okholm Kryger

About Research



Kat leads the MSc dissertation modules and teaches predominantly research methods and athlete management content to the MSc and BSc sports rehabilitation students.

Kat joined the sports rehabilitation group September 2020 from a position within sports and exercise medicine at Queen Mary University of London. Kat was awarded her PhD from the Sports Technology Institute at Loughborough University in 2018 developing and validating human test protocols for human football boot testing. Her background also includes an MSc in Biomedical Engineering (Injury and Impact Biomechanics) from Université Paris Descartes and Arts et Metiers ParisTECH and a BSc in Sports Rehabilitation from University of Hull.

Additional roles

  • FIFA Medical Researcher
  • UEFA Fitness4Football Advisory Group Member
  • UEFA Women’s Health Expert Group Member
  • Editor for the scientific journal Science and Medicine in Football
  • Editor for the scientific journal Sports Engineering
  • Experience acting as consultant and educator for national associations and elite football clubs
  • Hons Lecturer in Sports and Exercise Medicine at QMUL. Module lead MSc Principles of Sports Injury Management in Dance and Football and MSc Applied Sports Injury Management in Dance and Football.
  • Visiting lecturer at Ecole Polytechnique Feminine. Lecturing biomedical engineering students on sports technology.


Research profile

Research and enterprise background

Katrine has a big research interest in football medicine and technology. She is especially passionate about improving women’s football through research to ensure evidence-based practice. Katrine co-leads the Injury Research theme group at St Mary’s University.

Key ongoing research areas include:

  • football boot and sports footwear. Balancing performance, player perception and safety (supported by MOU with Aspetar)
  • steering women’s football research
  • technology in women’s football
  • human testing and validation of sports performance/injury screening equipment
  • concussion procedures and knowledge, attitude, and behaviour in football
  • supporting coaching education in women’s football
  • women’s football and the menstrual cycle – barriers, knowledge, and management.


  • Dr Carolina Franco Wilke – PhD – Knowledge transfer in women’s football (in collaboration with FIFA).

Areas of research supervision

Katrine is happy to supervise on topics like:

  • football medicine and health (male and female)
  • technology in football (male and female)
  • football boot research (male and female)
  • coaching education in women’s football.


Selected publications

Football boots
Steering women’s football research
The menstrual cycle and football
Concussion and football

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