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Kathrin Steffen has been working as a senior researcher at the Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center since her PhD-defense in 2008. 

Besides her research interests in injury epidemiology and prevention in the broader sports community, Kathin is now working as a full-time researcher to support the health team of the Norwegian High Performance Center (Olympiatoppen) in their continuous health monitoring and screening program, with a special focus on the Paralympic athlete.

Until 2019, Kathrin has been the head of knowledge dissemination at the OSTRC and project leader for national and international multimedia projects to disseminate knowledge in sports medicine. This work included the project and content management for a multi-lingual “Skadefri/Get Set – webpage/mobile application” on injuries and injury prevention in Olympic sports and collaborations on coach education with the Norwegian Sport and National Sports Federations.

In addition, Kathrin serves as a research assistant at the Department of Medical & Scientific Activities in the International Olympic Committee (IOC). She is the assistant editor for the 4 annual issues of the IOC supported journal British Journal of Sports Medicine Injury Prevention & Health Protection, in addition to have responsibilities in other IOC driven research projects as the injury & illness surveillance projects during (Youth) Olympic Games.

Kathrin improves life quality by enjoying time as a re-activated tennis player.