Bodil completed her undergraduate degree in Human Movement Sciences in VU University Amsterdam Amsterdam with a specialisation in Sports Innovation at TU Delft. During this time she also contributed to biomechanical research for children with walking disabilities at VU University Medical Centre. Other research areas include monitoring the heart rate recovery of the elite Dutch swimmers at InnoSportLab in Eindhoven and developing protective cycling gear at TU Delft.
In 2013, Bodil moved to Sheffield in order to undertake MSc Sports Engineering. After finishing the course she started as a graduate intern at CSER to follow up on her MSc project commissioned by World Rugby (former IRB).
Her work is funded by a prestigious Vice Chancellors PhD scholarship, and it aims to develop a realistic and reliable test method to assess the safety of different stud designs. In order to achieve this she is developing biofidelic skin and soft tissue simulants from different types of silicones.
Areas of Interest
- skin simulants
- human movement sciences
- sports engineering