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Marco Cardinale

  • PhD
  • Head of Sport Physiology
  • ASPIRE Academy for Sports Excellence
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Research interests

Exercise PhysiologyBiomechanicsVibration ExerciseSports Science


Biography Dr. Marco Cardinale is the Head of Sports Physiology of Aspire Academy in Doha (Qatar). Before joining Aspire, he led the Sports Science activities for the preparation of Team GB at the Beijing 2008, Vancouver 2010 and London 2012 Olympics. A published and cited author in the scientific literature on various aspects of human performance, he has also patented an innovative exercise device consisting of a vibratory biofeedback system. Dr. Cardinale is an honorary reader in computer science in Sport at University College London and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen in the School of Medical Sciences. He has been an advisor to various companies (e.g. Polar Electro and Technogym), government agencies (e.g. the European Space Agency) and professional sport organizations and national governing bodies in 5 countries (USA, Italy, Spain, Sweden, UK) before working in Qatar. In 2011 he was awarded the honour of "Cavaliere dello sport pontino" by the Italian Olympic Committee for his services to international sports. Dr Cardinale is currently an advisory board member of NIKE (SPARQ) and a member of the scientific commission of the Italian Track and Field Federation. Dr Cardinale holds a B.Sc. from ISEF in Italy, a M.Sc. from the US Sports Academy in the USA and a PhD from Semmelweis University in Hungary.

Co-authors (172)

Publications (5)

  • Match demands of elite preadolescent team handball players: a preliminary study

    • Foretić N
    • Uljevic O
    • Cardinale M
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    • Boccia G
    • Moisè P
    • Franceschi A
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  • NIRS Measurements with Elite Speed Skaters: Comparison Between the Ice Rink and the Laboratory

    • Hesford C
    • Cardinale M
    • Laing S
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  • The effects of a 28-Hz vibration on arm muscle activity during isometric exercise

    • Mischi M
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  • Electromyography Activity of Vastus Lateralis Muscle During Whole-Body Vibrations of

    • Cardinale M
    • Lim J
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Frontiers in Physiology

Associate Editor Exercise Physiology

2013 - Present

European Journal of Sports Science

Associate Editor

2012 - Present

Professional experience

Head of Sport Physiology

ASPIRE Sports Academy

June 2013 - Present

Head of Sports Science and Research

British Olympic Association

August 2005 - March 2013(8 years)


University of Aberdeen

October 2001 - August 2005(4 years)



Semmelweis University Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences

September 1999 - September 2002(3 years)


US Sports Academy

September 1996 - September 1997(a year)


Universita degli Studi di Roma 'Foro Italico'

September 1990 - July 1993(3 years)