Science & Research

Due to my past and ongoing activities and involvements in projects, my interests are widely spread across fields in sport sciences and include:

  • Biomechanics and movement analyses (kinematics, kinetics, EMG; martial arts, volleyball, balance; performance assessment)
  • Dual Career in the EU (within and across national borders)
  • Philosophy, psychology, personality, and mind-set (especially in relation to non-competitive martial arts applications)
  • Health measures (the easier to apply, the more interesting to me)
  • Martial arts (especially practicability and performance determining factors)


The following section contains 1) recent and current projects, 2) future project ideas, 3) awards, and 4) a list of my publications.


Projects (recent/current)


Duration: 01/2018-12/2020

Role: Project Coordinator

This EU-project addresses Dual Career and athlete migration within the EU. The partnership consists of the University of Salzburg taking the lead plus four universities and seven organisations from six different European countries. It was accepted for funding in July 2017, and kicked-off in January 2018.


Duration: 09/2014-02/2017

Role: Young Researcher

This EU-project contributed to the facilitation and standardisation of Dual Career measures across EU countries by having developed, tested, and delivered the WINNER study model. As one of five international partners, the University of Salzburg was responsible for quality assurance.

Start of the project: 10/2013

Dr. in Salzburg

Duration: 11/2015-01/2020

Role: Doctoral candidate

Motion analyses and training science; using kinematic, kinetic, and neuronal methods; investigating Volleyball spike-jumps, identifying sex-dependent techniqual and coordinative characteristics, and testing sex-specific training interventions; under Assoc. Prof. Dr. Herbert Wagner; Department of Sports Science and Kinesiology (University of Salzburg)

Cane + Ellipticals

Duration: 07/2013+02/2014

Role: Project Assistent

One biomechanical and one training scientific project commissioned by Cybex International, Inc., USA; implemented at the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation (University of Birmingham); both under Dr. François-Xavier Li. My contributions: Overall methodological concept, test design, implementation of tests, and supervision of two undergraduated students.

Future project ideas


Research knows so little about motion sequencing concepts other than proximal-to-distal. Recently, I published a study on a comparison between two sequencing concepts. But plenty of ideas related to this topic remain untouched; there is so much more to explore and to share.


Studies reported effects of cold showers on health, vitality, and well-being. But some extraordinary individuals and methods reveal spectacular impacts on the human physiology. Partly investigated, some effects are scientifically confirmed, lacking knowledge to optimise measures.


So many ways to challenge ourselves physically (='training') while doing our daily work and activities. There are possibilities to perform regular tasks in a way that they become 'training' without much more time effort.


Do you have projects you want to share and collaborate on? Please contact me.


12/2017 - 11/2020:  Ph.D. degree in 'Methods, Models and Technologies' (Ph.D.), University of Cassino e Lazio Meridionale (Italy)

11/2015 - 01/2020:  Doctoral degree in 'Sport and Exercise Science' (Dr. rer. nat.), University of Salzburg (Austria)

10/2013 - 10/2015:  Master degree in 'Sport Science and Kinesiology' (M.Sc.), University of Salzburg (Austria)

03/2012 - 10/2015:  Bachelor study in 'Philosophy' (no degree), University of Salzburg (Austria)

10/2010 - 09/2013:  Bachelor degree in 'Sport Science and Kinesiology' (B.Sc.), University of Salzburg (Austria)


01/2021:   Merit Scholarship for Outstanding Academic Achievements, University of Salzburg

02/2016:   Merit Scholarship for Outstanding Academic Achievements, University of Salzburg

09/2015:   2nd place Bengt Nybelius Award (Young Investigator Award), EAS 2015, Amsterdam


Journals & Books

Congresses (as presenter only)

Athletic Migration in Dual Career (AMiD): These characteristics help to identify the student-athletes’ challenges and required services
Presentation at the European College of Sport Science in Sevilla, Spain (virtual; October, 2020).
Fuchs_AMiD e-poster.pdf
PDF-Dokument [349.6 KB]
The AMiD Project (2018-2020): Overview and Findings
Presentation at the 17th European Atehltes as Students Conference in Hamburg, Germany (virtual; September, 2020).
Original video record of the presentation:
Fuchs et al_2020_AMiD Project_Overview a[...]
PDF-Dokument [758.3 KB]
Philosophy in Oriental Martial Arts and its Practical Relevance for Fight Application
Presentation at the annual conference of Martial Arts and Martial Sports 2018 of the German Society of Sport Science in Ghent, Belgium (November, 2018).
Original video record of the presentation:
Fuchs Harlander_2018_Philosophy in Marti[...]
PDF-Dokument [1.3 MB]
European Student-Athletes' Experience and Perception on Migration in Dual Career: The AMiD Project
Presentation at the 15th European Athletes as Students Conference in Coimbra, Portugal (September, 2018).
Fuchs et al_2018_AMiD project.pdf
PDF-Dokument [1.2 MB]
Movement Characteristics Determining Volleyball Spike Jump Performance in Females
Presentation at the European College of Sport Science in Dublin, Ireland (July, 2018).
Fuchs et al_2018_Determinants of volleyb[...]
PDF-Dokument [1.5 MB]
Is the reduced spike jump performance in elite female volleyball players determined only by sex differences in anatomy, strength and power?
Presentation at the European College of Sport Science in Vienna, Austria (July, 2016).
Video record of the presentation:
Fuchs et al_2016_Sex dependent differenc[...]
PDF-Dokument [671.1 KB]
European student-athletes’ perceptions on dual career outcomes and services: Insights from the "Facilitating Higher Education for Athletes - WINNER Education Model" LLP project
Presentation at the 12th European Athletes as Students Conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands (September, 2015), made the 2nd place Bengt Nybelius Award (young investigator award).
Original video record of the presentation:
Fuchs et al_2015_European student-athlet[...]
PDF-Dokument [1.5 MB]
Kinematischer Vergleich zweier Faustschlagkonzepte vor geschlechterabhängigem Anwendungshintergrund [Kinematic comparison of two different punching concepts considering gender-related application]
Presentation at the Menschen im Zweikampf - Kampfkunst und Kampfsport in Forschung und Lehre 2014 in Ludwigsburg, Germany (October, 2014).
Fuchs et al_2014_Kinematischer Vergleich[...]
PDF-Dokument [902.4 KB]

International invitations

10/2018:  University of Rome Foro Italico, Italy (speaker)

07/2019:  National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Kanoya, Japan (scientific exchange)

11/2019:  University of Seoul, South Korea (scientific exchange)

11/2019:  Yonsei University, South Korea (scientific exchange)

11/2019:  Seoul National University, South Korea (scientific exchange)

12/2019:  Hosei University, Japan (scientific exchange)

12/2019:  Waseda University, Japan (scientific exchange)

12/2019:  National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan (guest lecturer)


since 01/2021: Section "Applied Biosciences and Bioengineering" of the journal "Applied Sciences" [2019 Impact Factor: 2.474 (Q2 in "Physics Applied", "Chemistry, Multidisciplinary" and "Engineering, Multidisciplinary"), SJR: 0.418 (Q1 in Engineering)]


since 04/2020:  Journal of Sports Sciences

since 03/2020:  PLOS ONE

since 02/2020:  Journal of Sports Science & Medicine

since 11/2019:  Ido Movement for Culture

since 02/2019:  Human Movement

since 11/2018:  Gait & Posture

since 11/2018:  Journal of Biomechanics

since 01/2018:  Journal of Human Kinetics

Dr. Philip X. Fuchs, PhD      University of Salzburg, Schlossallee 49, 5400 Hallein, Austria         +43 (0)680 2459 225