Neil J. Cronin


Senior Researcher/Yliopistotutkija, Docent




webphoto.jpg2002-2005     BSc (Brunel University, UK)

2005-2007     MSc (University of Jyväskylä, Finland)

2007-2010     PhD (Aalborg University, Denmark)


Contact information


Department of Biology of Physical Activity

University of Jyväskylä

Viveca 234, P.O. Box 35

40014 Jyväskylä, Finland

Tel: +358408053735



Research interests


- Mechanics and energetics of human locomotion

- Muscle and tendon imaging

- Stroke and spinal cord injury

- The role of supraspinal, spinal and peripheral afferent pathways in muscle activation

- Clinical gait analysis and rehabilitation




After completing my PhD in Neuromechanics in 2010, I began an NHMRC-funded Post-Doctoral fellowship at Griffith University, Australia. In 2011 I moved back to Finland to start a tenure track 5 year Assistant Professorship. The majority of my ongoing projects are related to neuromechanical parameters during walking and running, locomotion economy or the mechanisms and function of the stretch reflex. I am also involved in a diverse range of projects such as examining methods of reducing sitting time in the workplace, and brain plasticity in musicians.


For more information about my research see the locomotion lab page.


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Invited Presentations


Nordic Muscle Tendon Network


Teaching and Supervision