Psychology and Sports Medicine

Research & Projects

Latest Projects



  • COVENT: Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on aspects of the organisation of sporting events in Tyrol

  • The intramuscular connective tissue and its significance for the loss of muscle function in older age

  • The Runner's Knee: In search of causes and therapy

  • The Anterior Cruciate Ligament: Development of a method to assess its mechanical properties in humans

  • Meniscus tear: How efficient can they be treated by meniscus suture?


  • Evaluation of current anti-doping measures of the two winter sports federations IBU and FIS

  • Doping in disabled sport: perceptions, knowledge, willingness and reasons

  • I-VALUE: Sports values in every classroom 

  • Evaluation of the effectiveness of the "Anti-Doping School Programme for Junior Sports Models and Competitive Sports Schools" as a preventive measure in junior sports

  • Do Anti-Doping interventions work? A comparative intervention mapping of Anti-Doping programmes in Austria, Russia, South Africa and the UK

  • Life after Doping: Impacts of an Anti-Doping Rule Violation on the biopsychosocial health of athletes

  • Doping Prevention Monitoring Program (DPMP): Development, implementation and evaluation of an instrument for monitoring doping prevention programmes and their influence on factors of doping behaviour at micro and macro level

  • Doping sanctions in sport: knowledge and perception of appropriateness by athletes and their coaches


  • Performance and metabolic changes in speed climbing after ischaemic preconditioning
  • Health protection of athletes competing under extreme environmental conditions (cold, wind, hypoxia) with focus on Winter Olympic Games (YOG Ganwong, South Korea (2024) and Cortina-Milano, Italy (2026))
  • Influence of hyperoxic preconditioning on performance in acute hypoxia


  • "Digital Detox": The digital break as a health tourism product

  • Leisure Sickness: The phenomenon of getting sick during leisure time and holidays

  • Effect of a one-week ski touring holiday on muscular fatigue in healthy persons and in persons with unilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKE)

  • AMAS III: Effects of repeated short breaks at medium altitude in middle management employees with a focus on bio-psychological regeneration

  • Evaluation of attitudes towards health tourism of leaders in alpine health destinations