Kathrin Steffen, PhD, is a researcher at the Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center. Besides her studies in Norway, she has a Master degree from The German Sports University (Diplom Sportwissenschaft) where she additionally has taken up-grading courses in Therapeutical Training and Physiotherapy.
In February 2008, she defended her thesis "Injuries in female youth football - prevention, performance and risk factors". Her primary research field is sports injury prevention, with focus on female youth football and ACL research. Presently, she leads the outreach activities of the OSTRC.
Kathrin serves also as a research assistant at the Department of Medical & Scientific Activities in the International Olympic Committee (IOC). She is the assistant editor for the IOC journal British Journal of Sports Medicine Injury Prevention and Health Protection and involved in other IOC driven research projects.
In 2011, Kathrin has been in Canada in a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary, Canada. At the Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre, the international exchange has been spent on collaborating on research related to injury prevention in youth sport.
Kathrin is a former tennis player and enjoyed competitive triathlon too. In these days, her goal is to enjoy daily physical activity.