Franco Impellizzeri

About Franco Impellizzeri

Franco M. Impellizzeri works at the Human Performance Research Centre, Faculty of Health, University of Technology, Sydney. He has authored about 150 publications in peer-reviewed and indexed journals in the area of sport science and orthopedics. He started his career as a coach before becoming head of research at the MAPEI Sport Research Centre (Italy), where he took care of the training and testing of elite and top professional-level athletes. Professor Impellizzeri has also worked in the clinical setting (head of the Lower Limb Clinical Outcome Unit) as a senior research fellow at the Schulthess Clinic (Zurich), developing his research in the area of clinimetrics (patient-reported outcomes).

Professor Impellizzeri is member of the editorial boards of various scientific journals, including co-editor-in-chief of Science and Medicine in Football. His main research areas and interests in sport are training, testing, and research methods, with a particular focus on quality. He is a fellow of the European College of Sport Sciences, member of STORK (The Society for Transparency, Openness, and Replication in Kinesiology), and member of the Skeptics Society. He has collaborated with international and national federations and organizations as a scientific consultant and a strength and conditioning coach. Prof. Impellizzeri has also accumulated experience as a strength and conditioning coach for athletes competing at high levels; e.g., participating and winning medals at the summer and winter Olympic Games.