Martin Hägglund is professor and subject responsible of physiotherapy at the Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Linköping University, Sweden.
He is a senior researcher and board member in the Football Research Group (FRG) that runs a large-scale injury surveillance project in professional football in collaboration with the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA); the UEFA Elite Club Injury Study. He is chair of the Sport Without Injury ProgrammE (SWIPE) at Linköping University, a research programme focusing on injury and illness prevention in athletes. He has several ongoing international research collaborations. His main research areas are in sports injury epidemiology, injury prevention and implementation, and return to sports. His main body of work has been in team ball sports, with a focus on football (soccer).
He has around 100 published research articles, with a Web of Sciences citation H-index of 38. He does editorial work for three major sports medicine journals. He is a frequent speaker at international sports medicine & physiotherapy conferences.
Martin is a former football and handball player, but now enjoys sports from the sideline as coach for a kids’ football team, and physical activity in the form of trail running and mountain biking.