Professor Claudia Mazzà

Professor Claudia MazzàProfessor of Biomechanics

Interim Executive Director of the Insigneo Institute for in silico Medicine

Course director for the MSc Computational Medicine

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

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



Claudia received her PhD in Bioengineering in 2004 from the University of Bologna, after having carried her research at the University of Rome “Foro Italico”, where she was appointed Assistant Professor in 2006. In 2013 she joined the Insigneo Institute for in silico medicine and the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Sheffield, where she became a Reader in 2017 and Professor in 2019.

Claudia's research focuses on the biomechanics of human movement and on the definition of experimental and modelling techniques for the clinical assessment of an individual’s locomotor and postural abilities.

She is currently the scientific coordinator of the £4,8M EPSRC Frontier Award Multisim and she is also leading the predictive medicine theme in the £4M National Institutes for Health Research (NIHR) funded Sheffield Biomedical Research Centre for neurological disorders.

Claudia is also a work Package leader in the MOBILISE-D project funded by the Innovative Medicines Initiative 2 Joint Undertaking, which receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and EFPIA. This is a €50 million project including 34 international research partners based at leading international universities and some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical and technical companies.

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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