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The William Harvey Research Institute - Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Dr Katrine Okholm Kryger


Associate Lecturer

Centre: Sports and Exercise Medicine




Dr Katrine Okholm Kryger is an associate lecturer and the sub-module lead for the MSc Podiatrist track. Katrine was awarded her PhD from the Sports Technology Institute at Loughborough University in 2018 developing and validating human test protocols for human football boot testing. Her background also includes an MSc in Biomedical Engineering (Injury and Impact Biomechanics) from Université Paris Descartes and Arts et Metiers ParisTECH and a BSc in Sports Rehabilitation from the University of Hull. Katrine has previously worked in sports technology research and at the French Institute of Sport (INSEP) publishing research on tennis epidemiology in collaboration with the medial team from Roland Garros. Katrine is a keen football and futsal player.


•  Sports footwear  •  Football injury  •  Validation of assessment methods


Her research interest predominantly involves sports footwear (with a special interest in football boots) and its impact on performance, comfort and injury risk. Her research interests also cover sports equipment and its relation to injury risk as well as validation of assessment methods.

Key Publications

  • Okholm Kryger, K., Mitchell, S. and Forrester, S (2018). Assessment of the accuracy of different systems for measuring football velocity and spin rate in the field. Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology, in press
  • Okholm Kryger, K., Mitchell, S., Zhou, D. and Forrester, S (2018). The effect of football boot upper padding on dribbling and passing performance using a test–retest validated protocol. Sports Engineering, in press
  • Okholm Kryger, K., Jarratt, V., Mitchell, S. and Forrester, S. (2016). Can subjective comfort be used as a measure of plantar pressure in football boots? Journal of Sports Sciences, 35(10), pp. 953-959.
  • Okholm Kryger, K., Dor, F., Guillaume, M., Haida, A., Noirez, P., Montavan, B. and Toussaint, J.F. (2015). Medical reasons behind player departures from male and female professional tennis competitions. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 43(1), pp. 34-40.
  • Marc, A., Sedeaud, A., Schipman, J., Jacquemin, J., Saulière, G., Okholm Kryger, K. and Toussaint, J.F. (2015). Geographic enrollment of the top 100 in athletics running events from 1996 to 2012. The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 57(4), pp. 418-428.