Kathrin Steffen is working as a senior researcher at the Department of Sports Medicine and the Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center
In 2008, she defended her thesis "Injuries in female youth football - prevention, performance and risk factors", followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary, Canada, in 2011. Kathrin´s primary research field is sports injury prevention, with focus on recreational sports and ACL research.
Besides her research interests in injury epidemiology and prevention in the broader sports community, Kathrin is the head of knowledge dissemination at the OSTRC and project leader for national and international multimedia projects to disseminate knowledge in sports medicine. At present, she is working full time with the content management for a multi-lingual "Skadefri/Get Set – webpage/mobile application" on injuries and injury prevention in Olympic sports.
In addition, Kathrin serves as a research assistant at the Department of Medical & Scientific Activities in the International Olympic Committee (IOC). She is the assistant editor for the 4 annual issues of the IOC supported journal British Journal of Sports Medicine Injury Prevention & Health Protection, in addition to have responsibilities in other IOC driven research projects as the IOC injury & illness surveillance projects.