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Department of Physical Education and Sport Science


Position: Specialized Scientific Staff
Tel/fax: +30 210 727 6182  
Section: Sports Medicine & Biology of Exercise
E-mail: mnikola[at]phed.uoa[dot]gr


Scientific discipline
Sport Biomechanics

-Applied Sport Biomechanics
-Guided Internship  

Research interests
Muscle mechanics
Biomechanics of throwing and striking with the focus on the upper limbs
Human vertical jumping performance and mechanisms

-Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Sport Science, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Science, NKUA, 1998
-Master of Science in Sport Biomechanics, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Science, NKUA, 2002
-Ph.D. in Sport Biomechanics, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Science, NKUA, 2009


Indicative Publications

  1. Nikolaidou M-E, Karfis V, Koutsouba M, Schroll A and Arampatzis A (2021) Postural Balance Ability and the Effect of Visual Restriction on Older Dancers and Non-Dancers. Frontiers in Sports and Active Living 3:707567.
  2. M.E. Nikolaidou, A. Schroll, K. Sotiropoulos, S. Drikos, K. Barzouka, A. Arampatzis (2021).Postural stability performance in female veteran volleyball players. ICPESS 2021, SHORT PAPER.
  3. S. Drikos, K. Barzouka, M.E. Nikolaidou, K. Sotiropoulos (2021). Game variables that predict success and performance level in elite men’s volleyball. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport. DOI: 10.1080/24748668.2021.1945879.
  4. Nikolaidou ME, Marzilger R, Bohm S, Mersmann F, Arampatzis A. (2017). Operating length and velocity of human M. vastus lateralis fascicles during vertical jumping. Royal Society Open Science. 4: 170185.
  5. Nikolaidou ME, Banke IJ, Laios T, Petsogiannis K, Mourikis A. (2014). Synthetic augmented suture anchor reconstruction for a complete traumatic distal triceps tendon rupture in a male professional bodybuilder with postoperative biomechanical assessment.Case Reports in Orthopaedics. doi: 10.1155/2014/962930.
  6. Bergeles, N. and Nikolaidou, M.E. (2011). Setter’s performance and attack tempo as determinants of attack efficacy in Olympic-level male volleyball teams. International Journal of Performance Analysis of Sport, 11, 535-544.
  7. Bergeles, N., Barzouka, K. and Nikolaidou, M.E. (2009). Performance of male and female setters and attackers on Olympic-level volleyball teams. International Journal of Performance Analysis of Sport, 9(1), 141-148.
  8. M.E. Nikolaidou & K.D. Boudolos (2006). A footprint-based approach for the rational classification of foot types in young schoolchildren. The Foot, 16, 82–90.
  9. M.E. Nikolaidou, E.N. Rousanoglou, I.A. Bayios & K.D. Boudolos (2006). Athletic specialization of young males and relationships of elbow extensor and flexor muscular strength. Isokinetics and Exercise Science, 14, 1–9.
  10. E. Rousanoglou, M.E. Nikolaidou & K. Boudolos (2006). Discrimination of young women athletes and nonathletes based on anthropometric jumping and muscular strength measures. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 102(3), 881-895.DOI: 10.2466/pms.102.3.881-895


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