Roland Rössler is a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Public and Occupational Health of VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. During his PhD studies at the Department of Sport, Exercise and Health at the University of Basel, Switzerland, he investigated injury characteristics and injury prevention in children’s football (soccer). After his PhD he coordinated an international multicentre study to investigate the efficacy of the new injury prevention programme, specifically designed for children’s football (“11+ Kids”).
During his postdoctoral project at the VU University Medical Center he investigates the influence of relative age and maturity on motor performance and on physical activity levels in school children. His project is kindly funded by the prestigious “Early Postdoc Mobility Fellowship” from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).