Sofia Ryman Augustsson

Sofia Ryman Augustsson

Senior lecturer
Department of Sport Science Faculty of Social Sciences
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I received my PhD from the University of Gothenburg, 2009, with the dissertation “Strength training for physical performance and injury prevention in sports -Individualised and supervised training for female athletes”. My current research area is on traumatic knee injury in young female athletes and injury panorama in padel. My research focuses on modifiable factors, such as the role of leg muscle strength on neuromuscular control strategies, and risk of traumatic knee injury in sports with regards to gender disparity.


Teaching at the Sports Science program and the Master program in Sports Science. I also teach in the area of Special Sports and at the PhD-Program in Sports Science.


PhD, Associate Professor of Sports Science with special research interest in sports medicine and risk factors for injuries in youth female athletes.


Ongoing project

Injuries in Swedish padel.

The role of muscle function as a potential risk and/or protective factor for traumatic knee injury in youth female athletes.

Injury rate and training load in young elite athletes.

Girls are not small boys

Operation ACL



Program manager at The Sport Science Program, Linnaeus University

Chairman of the board of education at the Department of Sport Science

Vice chairman of the supervisor board/group at the Department of Sport Science

External assignments:

Chairman of the Section of Physical Activity and Sport Medicine at the  Swedish Association of Physiotherapists (professional body and trade union)

Topical Advisory Panel Member of Sports which is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal published monthly online by MDPI.



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