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I am a postdoctoral researcher in the School of Applied Sciences at London South Bank University (LSBU). I began my academic journey with a BSc in Sport Science, followed by an MA in Sport Gerontology at other institutions (Bochum, Cologne: Germany). I then joined LSBU in 2018 to pursue my PhD in Human Sciences, and completed in early 2023.

My research focuses on exercise-induced adaptation in locomotion and stability control, a key theme of my PhD. The core of my doctoral work was centered on enhancing fall resilience through these adaptations. In my current postdoctoral phase, I continue to explore the transfer and retention of exercise-induced stability control adaptation phenomena, extending this research to both virtual and physical worlds.

One of my recent research projects includes examining the effect of visually induced gait perturbations on forward-fall resilience in the physical world. This study integrates the principles of my earlier work with new challenges posed by visual stimuli, aiming to understand how these affect gait stability and contribute to fall prevention strategies, particularly in real-world scenarios.

In addition to my academic pursuits, I have been established as a private exercise coach in London. My experience and expertise in sports coaching were honed during my time at a high-end medical clinic in London, where I worked as a sports coach for the past 4 years.

Courses taught

Sport and Exercise Science - BSc (Hons)

Sport and Exercise Science - Msc

Postgraduate Research Supervision
Current
Miss Maria NagyovaDoctoral Research ProjectMRes
MA Sports and Movement in Gerontological Settings

German Sport University Cologne

2016
2018
BSc Sports Science in Prevention and Rehabilitation

Ruhr University Bochum

2012
2015
Personal Trainer
Lanserhof at the Arts Club

MSK assessment and gait analyses; tailored and individualized exercise routines; exercise coach

2019
2023
Commercial/industry
ProposalProjectRoleFunderStatusStatus last updated
PSL2324-0234 APS_Research and Innovation Collaboration_Chelsea FCAPS_Research and Innovation Collaboration_Chelsea FCCo-InvestigatorChelsea Football ClubOPEN SubmittedFeb 2024

Other
Reviewer
2023

Other
Reviewer
2020
Journal of Biomechanics

Other
Reviewer
2021

Editorial/Advisory Board Member
2021
London South Bank University
Supervisor

MRes Supervision

Exercise Physiology, Musculoskeletal Assessment and Intervention

September 2023
Prizes, awards, and accolades

Young Investigator Award (Sep 2021)

European Congress of the European College of Sports Science

Award won for an oral presentation on the 'Impact of short-term perturbation exercise dose on transfer of fall-resisting skill adaptations'


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A wearable sensor and framework for accurate remote monitoring of human motion
Gießler, M., Werth, J., Waltersberger, B. and Karamanidis, K. (2024). A wearable sensor and framework for accurate remote monitoring of human motion. Communications Engineering. 3 (20). https://doi.org/10.1038/s44172-024-00168-6

Enhancement of awareness through feedback does not lead to interlimb transfer of obstacle crossing in virtual reality.
Weber, A, Hartmann, U, Werth, J, Epro, G, Seeley, J, Nickel, P and Karamanidis, K (2023). Enhancement of awareness through feedback does not lead to interlimb transfer of obstacle crossing in virtual reality. Journal of Biomechanics. 153, p. 111600. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2023.111600

Human resilience to forward falls: adaptation and transfer of stability control
Werth, J. (2023). Human resilience to forward falls: adaptation and transfer of stability control. PhD Thesis London South Bank University School of Applied Sciences https://doi.org/10.18744/lsbu.933zq

Differences in motor response to stability perturbations limit fall-resisting skill transfer
Werth, J., Epro, G., König, M., A. Santuz, Seeley, J., A. Arampatzis and Karamanidis, K. (2022). Differences in motor response to stability perturbations limit fall-resisting skill transfer. Scientific Reports. 12, p. 21901. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-26474-7

Limited transfer and retention of locomotor adaptations from virtual reality obstacle avoidance to the physical world.
Weber, A., Hartmann, U., Werth, J., Epro, G., Seeley, J., Nickel, P. and Karamanidis, K. (2022). Limited transfer and retention of locomotor adaptations from virtual reality obstacle avoidance to the physical world. Scientific Reports. 12 (1), p. 19655. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-24085-w

Reliability and Accuracy of a Time-Efficient Method for the Assessment of Achilles Tendon Mechanical Properties by Ultrasonography
Hunter, S., Werth, J., Werth, J., Lambrianides, Y., Smith, K., Karamanidis, K. and Epro, G. (2022). Reliability and Accuracy of a Time-Efficient Method for the Assessment of Achilles Tendon Mechanical Properties by Ultrasonography. Sensors. 22 (7), p. e2549. https://doi.org/10.3390/s22072549

Differences in muscle synergies among recovery responses limit inter-task generalisation of stability performance
Koenig, M., Santuz, A., Epro, G., Werth, J., Arampatzis, A. and Karamanidis, K. (2022). Differences in muscle synergies among recovery responses limit inter-task generalisation of stability performance. Human Movement Science. 82, p. 102937. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.humov.2022.102937

Head-Mounted and Hand-Held Displays Diminish the Effectiveness of Fall-Resisting Skills
Weber, A., Werth, J., Epro, G., Friemert, Daniel, Hartmann, Ulrich, Lambrianides, Y., Seeley, J., Nickel, Peter and Karamanidis, K. (2022). Head-Mounted and Hand-Held Displays Diminish the Effectiveness of Fall-Resisting Skills. Sensors. 22 (1), p. e344. https://doi.org/10.3390/s22010344

The ability to increase the base of support and recover stability is limited in its generalisation for different balance perturbation tasks
Bosquee, J., Werth, J., Epro, G., Hülsdünker, T., Potthast, W., Meijer, K., Ellegast, R. and Karamanidis, K. (2021). The ability to increase the base of support and recover stability is limited in its generalisation for different balance perturbation tasks. European Review of Aging and Physical Activity. 18, p. 20. https://doi.org/10.1186/s11556-021-00274-w

Stability recovery performance in adults over a wide age range: A multicentre reliability analysis using different lean-and-release test protocols.
Werth, J., Bohm, S, Klenk, J, König, M, Sczuka, K S, Schroll, A, Epro, G., Mandla-Liebsch, M, Rapp, K, Potthast, W, Arampatzis, A and Karamanidis, K. (2021). Stability recovery performance in adults over a wide age range: A multicentre reliability analysis using different lean-and-release test protocols. Journal of Biomechanics. 125, p. 110584. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2021.110584

Evidence that ageing does not influence the uniformity of the muscle-tendon unit adaptation in master sprinters.
Epro, G., König, M., James, D., Lambrianides, Y, Werth, J., Hunter, S and Karamanidis, K. (2021). Evidence that ageing does not influence the uniformity of the muscle-tendon unit adaptation in master sprinters. Journal of Biomechanics. 120, p. 110364. https://doi.org/S0021-9290(21)00144-5

Obstacle avoidance training in virtual environments leads to limb-specific locomotor adaptations but not to interlimb transfer in healthy young adults.
Weber, A., Friemert, D, Hartmann, U, Epro, G, Seeley, J, Werth, J., Nickel, P and Karamanidis, K (2021). Obstacle avoidance training in virtual environments leads to limb-specific locomotor adaptations but not to interlimb transfer in healthy young adults. Journal of Biomechanics. 120, p. 110357. https://doi.org/S0021-9290(21)00137-8