Robert Schleip (* 1954 in Göppingen) is a human biologist and graduate psychologist. His specialty is fascia research. He graduated in 1980 from Psychology at the University of Heidelberg. 1977-1983 followed by training as a Certified Advanced Rolfer, and 1984-1987 Feldenkrais teacher.
In 2006, he received his doctorate in human biology from the University of Ulm. His summa cum laude dissertation on active fascia contractility received the “Vladimir Janda Prize for Musculoskeletal Medicine”.
Schleip was co-founder of the first International Fascia Congress 2007 at the Harvard Medical School in Boston (1st Fascia Research Congress), which was the breakthrough for modern fascial research, and the subsequent congresses. He participated in the scientific committee of all events of this series.
Since 2008, Schleip has been Director of the Fascia Research Group, Division of Neurophysiology at the University of Ulm.
Schleip was and is together with the sports physician Prof. Jürgen Steinacker organizer of the event “CONNECT – connective tissue in sports medicine” in 2013 and 2017.
He is also Chief Research Director of the European Rolfing Association,
Vice President of the Ida P. Rolf Research Foundation, and Board Member of the Fascia Research Society.
As a lecturer, he gives lectures in the field of physiotherapy, orthopedics and training science. He is the author and publisher of specialist publications on the subject of “fascia” and is present in the media on this topic.