Professor Claudia Mazzà

Claudia MazzaProfessor in Biomechanics

Chair of the Board and Interim Executive Director of the Insigneo Institute for in silico Medicine

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building
Mappin Street
S1 3JD

Telephone: +44 (0) 114 222 6073
Fax: +44 (0) 114 222 7890



Claudia received her PhD in Bioengineering in 2004 from the University of Bologna. She carried out her PhD and post-doc related research activities at the Department of Human Movement Sciences at the University of Rome "Foro Italico", where she was appointed as Assistant Professor from Jan 2006 to Jan 2013. She joined the University of Sheffield as a lecturer in Feb 2013 and became Reader in Biomechanics in January 2017.

Claudia's research has always been focused on human movement analysis and on the definition of quantative methods for the clinical assessment of an individual locomotor and postural ability. Her most recent work concerns the use of wearable inertial sensors and the mechanisms that rule upper body movements during walking.

Claudia is the course director for the MSc Computational Medicine and Director of Internal Affairs at the Insigneo Institute for in silico Medicine

Research Interests:

  • Biomechanics
  • Gait analysis
  • Gait and postural control
  • Technologies for human movement analysis
  • Musculoskeletal modelling

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Conference proceedings papers


  • Carusi A (2015) In silico Clinical Trials: How Computer Simulations Will Transform the Biomedical Industry. An International Roadmap for an Industry-Driven Initiative. RIS download Bibtex download

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