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Giuseppe De Vito

Full Professor Of Performance Science, Head Of School
School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science
01 716 6511
University College Dublin, School of Public Health Physiotherapy and Sports Science, Health Sciences Centre Belfield Dublin 4

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BIO

Professor Giuseppe De Vito was born in 1958 in Blantyre (Malawi). He then grew up in Italy where he graduated in Medicine and Surgery in 1986 at the medical school of the University of Rome la Sapienza. At the same university he completed firstly a clinical specialization in Sports Medicine (1989) and then a PhD in Human and Exercise physiology (1994) presenting a thesis on exercise training adaptations in the older individual. Before joining UCD in July 2007 he previously held academic positions in Glasgow (1996-2005; University of Strathclyde) and in Rome at the University Institute of Movement Science (2005-2007). As specialist in Sports Medicine he has acted as Team Physician to the Italian Olympic Committee, being from 1994 to 1996 the physician/physiologist of the Italian Olympic Sailing team. In the past, he represented Italy in the World Championships as a Modern Pentathlete.He is a member of both British and Italian Physiological Societies and Associate Editor of the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity and member of the editorial board of the Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology. He has published widely on aspects of muscle function and cardiovascular control across the lifespan.

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN APPOINTMENTS

  • Head of School
    UCD School of Public health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science, Dublin, Ireland1 Sep 2014

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • Professor of Performance Science
    University College Dublin, School of Physiotherapy and Performance Science, Dublin, Ireland1 Jul 2007 - 1 Sep 2009
  • Professor of Performance Science
    University College Dublin, School of Public Health Physiotherapy and Sports Science, Dublin, Ireland1 Sep 2009
  • Associate professor of Human and exercise Physiology, Department of Human Movement and Sports Science.
    Istituto Universitario di Scienze Motorie (IUSM) Rome, Italy., Rome, Italy1 Jun 2005 - 30 Jun 2007
  • Reader of Human and Exercise Physiology, Department of Applied Physiology.
    University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom30 Dec 2000 - 31 May 2005
  • Senior Lecturer, Scottish School of Sport Studies
    University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom2 Dec 1999 - 1 Dec 2000
  • Lecturer, Scottish School of Sport Studies
    University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom13 Oct 1996 - 1 Dec 1999

DEGREES

  • MD
    Uni Rome 'La Sapienza Italy
  • PhD
    Uni Rome 'La Sapienza Italy

LANGUAGES

  • English
    Can read, write, speak and understand
  • Italian
    Can read, write, speak and understand
  • Spanish; Castilian
    Can read, write, speak and understand