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Samuele Maria Marcora

Full Professor

Department for Life Quality Studies

Academic discipline: M-EDF/02 Sport Sciences and Methodology

Short Bio

After a long academic career in the UK (Bangor University and University of Kent), in 2019 Samuele Marcora moves to the University of Bologna as full Professor. His interdisciplinary research integrates physiology and psychology to better understand fatigue and human performance. Prof Marcora has authored numerous high-impact scientific publications on physical and mental fatigue, endurance performance and soccer, and he is one of the most cited sport scientists in the world. He also published clinical research. Prof Marcora has been a consultant for many organisations including the Italian Olympic Committee, the Italian Cycling Association, Juventus, Arsenal, Bath Rugby, Benetton Rugby, MAPEI Sport, Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) and ASICS. Furthermore, he has conducted research for the Ministry of Defense in the UK and he is member of the NATO panel  HFM-331 on the biomedical bases of mental fatigue. Prof Marcora is passionate about American football, weight training and motorcycling. In 2013, he rode a BMW GS1200 from London to Beijing to investigate fatigue in motorbike riders. Since 2024, he is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer.


+39 051 2088773

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Dipartimento di Scienze per la Qualità della Vita
Corso D'Augusto 237, Rimini - Go to map

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Office hours

With advance booking, Prof. Marcora meets his students online on Thursday between 16:00 and 18:00 using the Microsoft Teams platform or face to face at the Record University Sport Centre.

To book a meeting, click on this link: Book time with Samuele Maria Marcora