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Dr Federico Formenti is a physiologist and sports scientist. Federico obtained a D. Phil. in human physiology from the University of Oxford in 2011 under the supervision of Professors Peter A. Robbins and Keith L. Dorrington, and a PhD in human biomechanics from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2006 under the supervision of Professor Alberto E. Minetti. Federico was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Division of Anaesthetics at the University of Oxford until 2016 under the supervision of Professors Andrew D. Farmery and Clive E. W. Hahn.

He is currently a Reader in Human Physiology in the Centre for Human & Applied Physiological Sciences, an Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the Division of Anaesthetics, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford, an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Biomechanics at the University of Nebraska in Omaha, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Fellow of the Physiological Society and a Keeley Visiting Fellow at Wadham College, University of Oxford.

Federico is a Senior Editor for Experimental Physiology, a Reviewing Editor for Frontiers Medical Technology and an ad hoc reviewer for several journals. His research interests include human responses to hypoxia, cardiopulmonary and exercise physiology, development of technology for physiological research and critical care.