Hans Kainz obtained his PhD in biomechanics at Griffith University (Gold Coast, Australia) in November 2016 and has previously worked as a clinical biomechanist at the Queensland Children’s Motion Analysis Service (Brisbane, Australia). During this time, he was supervised by Prof. David G Lloyd and Dr. Christopher P Carty.
Currently, he is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie research fellow at the Human Movement Biomechanics Research Group lead by Prof. Ilse Jonkers at KU Leuven (Belgium). He explores how subject-specific neuro-musculoskeletal models can be used to improve clinical-decision making with a particular focus on children with cerebral palsy.
Within the next months, Hans will start a Tenure tracked Assistant Professor position at the University of Vienna (Vienna, Austria) with the aim to establish his own neuromechanics research group.
Hans has 20+ publications in peer-reviewed international journals and has presented his research at numerous national and international conferences. Since moving back to Europe, he has attended each annual ESMAC conference. At the most recent ESMAC conference, he organized a symposium, mentored a student, and reviewed conference abstracts in addition to presenting his own research.
Hans is passionate to apply for a board position (preferably within science) to take a more active role in shaping the future of the society with the overall aim to improve clinical outcomes and decision making for people with movement disorders.