Dr. António Veloso


Antonio Prieto Veloso studied at the Faculty of Human Kinetics in Lisbon, where he also did his PhD in Biomechanics, focusing on the area of Human Movement Sciences, which he concluded in 2000. During that time, he started teaching at the faculty and after a few years he even took over the role of Vice Dean, in 2005. He has become Full Professor in 2010.

Currently, Antonio Veloso is the coordinator of the research group Neuromechanics of Human Movement, integrated in the Laboratory of Biomechanics and Functional Morphology from the Centre of Interdisciplinary Study of Human Performance. His lines of research are:  the development of experimental methodologies, modelling and simulation to study the mechanical load on the musculoskeletal system in humans and in animal models; the implementation of morph-functional assessment methodology in vivo in humans using MRI and Ultrasound and the application of these methods in different situations and / or specific populations, particularly in the elderly, athletes and during pregnancy; and finally the morphological evaluation of muscle and nerve, using histology and stereology, to study muscular atrophy in disuse, aging and other conditions.

António Veloso has actively participated in National and International Societies, holding important positions throughout the years, including that of president of the Portuguese Society of Biomechanics (PSB) from 2005 to 2009. Currently, he is president of the general assembly of SPB and a member of the direction of the International Society of Biomechanics.

António Veloso published more than 200 papers in peer review academic journals and congress proceedings, these being more than 60 papers in Journal with impact factor.