Professor of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Southern Denmark

Peter Krustrup is Professor of Sport and Health Sciences at the Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics at SDU and Honorary Visiting Professor at University of Exeter, United Kingdom and Shanghai University of Sport, China since 2013 and 2018 respectively. His research interests consist of two main areas: Fitness and health effects of physical activity across the lifespan with special reference to team. This includes investigations of the link between the locomotor activities and physiological demands of various sports disciplines and other types of physical activity types, the cardio-vascular, metabolic and musculoskeletal adaptations after short and long-term interventions, and the potential for prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of lifestyle related diseases, such as hypertension, obesity, type 2 diabetes and osteoporosis, and also for men with prostate cancer and women with breast cancer. Secondly he examines sports performance, fatigue, training and testing of male and female elite athletes. This includes analysis of physiological demands and locomotor activities in training and match-play for elite athletes and the general population, fatigue, recovery, development of sport-specific testing protocols, reliability and validity of tests in relation to sports performance, effects of aerobic training, anaerobic training, strength training, sprint training and agility training for elite and recreational athletes and effects of environmental factors, playing surface and diet manipulation on performance and recovery.