Professor Giuseppe De Vito

Adjunct Professor , Sports Medicine - School of Science and Technology


Professor Giuseppe De Vito was born in 1958 in Blantyre (Malawi). He then grew up in Italy where he graduated in Medicine and Surgery in 1986 at the medical school of the University of Rome "La Sapienza". At the same university he completed firstly a clinical specialization in Sports Medicine (1989) and then a PhD in Human and Exercise physiology (1994) presenting a thesis on exercise training adaptations in the older individual. Before joining UCD in July 2007 he previously held academic positions in Glasgow (1996-2005; University of Strathclyde) and in Rome at the University Institute of Movement Science (2005-2007). As specialist in Sports Medicine he has acted as Team Physician to the Italian Olympic Committee, being from 1994 to 1996 the physician/physiologist of the Italian Olympic Sailing team. In the past, he represented Italy in the World Championships as a Modern Pentathlete. He is a member of both British and Italian Physiological Societies, and an elected member of the Council of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (ISEK) and Fellow of the European College of Sports Science (ECSS). He was associate editor of the Journal of Physical Activity and Ageing until 2016 and is at present member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology and of Sport Science for Health. He has published widely on aspects of muscle function and cardiovascular control across the lifespan.