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Andrew Strong



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Staff scientist at Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation Units: Physiotherapy
-, Biologihuset Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå


I am part of the interdisciplinary U-Motion Laboratory Research Group. My research investigates consequences of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury by combining advanced measurement techniques such as three-dimensional motion capture and brain imaging. I am particularly interested in methods to assess proprioception of the knee as well as if and how post-injury changes in motor control influence injury risk. My current project aims to better understand the influence of attentional focus, i.e., whether we focus on how our body performs a task or the effects of the task, on motor control and whether differences in performance are related to contrasting responses in the brain. I am further interested in developing interventions to reduce primary ACL injury risk by combining co-creation and evidence from motor control research to increase adherence and the effectiveness of currently recommended programmes.

My published articles include observational longitudinal studies, cross-sectional investigations, method development assessing reliability and validity, and systematic reviews with meta-analyses. Included populations include elite and recreational athletes, the general population, and individuals with ACL injury. I have also been involved in several projects assisting with data collection and processing investigating motor control among children and individuals with stroke.

Academic degrees

  • Ph.D. in Physiotherapy, Umeå University, 2020.
  • Master’s degree in Physiotherapy, Umeå University, 2015.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Sport Science with Business, Kingston University London, 2010.

Current university positions

  • Staff scientist, since 2024.
  • Postdoctoral fellow at Umeå University, 2021 - 2023.
  • Course leader at the section of Occupational therapy, Umeå University, 2022 - 2023.

Previous university positions

  • Senior research assistant at Umeå University, 2020 – 2021.
  • Laboratory assistant at Umeå University, 2015 – 2020.
  • Research assistant at Umeå University, 2013 – 2015.
  • Sport Science laboratory technician, Kingston University London, 2011 – 2012.
  • Lecturer in Sport Science, Kingston University London, 2011 – 2012.
Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, John Wiley & Sons 2024, Vol. 34, (1)
Strong, Andrew; Markström, Jonas; Schelin, Lina; et al.
Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Frontiers Media S.A. 2023, Vol. 17
Strong, Andrew; Grip, Helena; Arumugam, Ashokan; et al.
Journal of Orthopaedic Research, John Wiley & Sons 2022, Vol. 40, (1)
Grinberg, Adam; Strong, Andrew; Buck, Sebastian; et al.
Physical Therapy in Sport, Churchill Livingstone 2022, Vol. 55 : 256-263
Grinberg, Adam; Strong, Andrew; Häger, Charlotte
Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research, BioMed Central 2022, Vol. 17, (1)
Strong, Andrew; Arumugam, Ashokan; Tengman, Eva; et al.
Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Frontiers Media S.A. 2022, Vol. 16
Strong, Andrew; Grip, Helena; Boraxbekk, Carl-Johan; et al.
Frontiers in Sports and Active Living, Frontiers Media S.A. 2022, Vol. 4
Svensson, Felicia; Aasa, Ulrika; Strong, Andrew
Experimental Brain Research, Springer 2021, Vol. 239, (6) : 1911-1928
Johansson, Anna-Maria; Grip, Helena; Rönnqvist, Louise; et al.
The Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, Sage Publications 2021, Vol. 9, (8)
Strong, Andrew; Arumugam, Ashokan; Tengman, Eva; et al.
Physical Therapy in Sport, Elsevier 2021, Vol. 49 : 112-121
Strong, Andrew; Srinivasan, Divya; Häger, Charlotte
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, Vol. 20, (1)
Strong, Andrew; Tengman, Eva; Srinivasan, Divya; et al.
Knee (Oxford), Elsevier 2018, Vol. 25, (2) : 226-239
Hébert-Losier, Kim; Schelin, Lina; Tengman, Eva; et al.
XXI ISEK Congress: Bridges to innovation
Johansson, Anna-Maria; Grip, Helena; Strong, Andrew; et al.
Gait & Posture, Vol. 42, (Supplement 1) : S33-S33
Johansson, Anna-Maria; Grip, Helena; Strong, Andrew; et al.

I am currently course leader at the section of Occupational therapy for the master’s course ‘Scientific theory and methods’ (in Swedish ‘Vetenskaplig teori och metod’). I have previous experience of teaching at bachelor’s level within subjects such as Human anatomy, Biomechanics, and Research methods. I have also supervised 17 students at either bachelor’s or master’s level during their respective theses.