Dr Claudia Mazzà

Dr Claudia MazzaReader in Biomechanics

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

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

Email: c.mazza@sheffield.ac.uk


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.

Research Interests:

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

Journal articles


Conference proceedings papers

  • Di Marco R, Pacilli A, Scalona E, Rossi S, Mazza C & Cappa P (2016) Choosing a similarity index to quantify gait data variability. Gait and Posture View this article in WRRO
  • Lamberto G, Martelli S, Cappozzo A & Mazza C (2015) Musculoskeletal model sensitivity to stereophotogrammetry skin artefacts. ANZORS 21st Annual Scientific Meeting View this article in WRRO
  • Morettini M, Sacchetti M, Cappozzo A & Mazzà C (2015) A mathematical model of interleukin-6 dynamics during exercise. IFMBE Proceedings, Vol. 45 (pp 431-434) View this article in WRRO
  • Teti G, Laschi C, Guglielmelli E, Mazza C, Perini S, Dario P & Carrozza MC (2001) An experimental method for user-driven design of a modular aid system. INTEGRATION OF ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY IN THE INFORMATION AGE, Vol. 9 (pp 283-290)
  • Storm FA, Buckley CJ & Mazza C () Accuracy of two algorithms for gait events detection in free-living settings. Conference Proceedings at: International Symposium: 3d Analysis Of Human Movement (3dAHM) View this article in WRRO
  • Lamberto G, Martelli S, Cappozzo A & Mazza C () A PROBABILISTIC ANALYSIS OF THE EFFECTS OF SOFT TISSUE ARTEFACTS ON THE ESTIMATE OF MUSCLE AND JOINT FORCES. https://esbiomech.org/conference/index.php/congress/lyon2016/schedConf/presentations View this article in WRRO
  • Di Marco R, Rossi S, Bachetti B, Mazza C & Cappa P () Effect of the calibration procedure of an optoelectronic system on the joint kinematics. Effect of the calibration procedure of an optoelectronic system on the joint kinematics (pp 319-323). Turin, Italy, 7 May 2015 - 9 May 2015.
  • Di Marco R, Rossi S, Racic V, Cappa P & Mazza C () A comparison between four foot model protocols: the effect of walking on a treadmill. XXV Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics. Glasgow, 12 July 2015 - 16 July 2015.


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