I did my Undergraduate Degree in Sport and Exercise Science at Oxford Brookes University, my thesis looked at “The Effects of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Huntington’s Disease on the Gait Cycle in Adults”. I did my Master’s Degree in Sports Biomechanics at Loughborough University, my thesis looked at “How Upstart Technique Changes Based on Varying Initial Starting Conditions”.
I have done research in both clinical biomechanics and sports biomechanics. During this research I have used motion capture and electromyography, as part of my project I will continue to improve my knowledge of OpenSim and finite element modelling.
Summary of her thesis
My project is looking at “Development of a tool for predicting the risk of shoulder injuries for wheelchair users during propulsion while moving in cities”. This will be done by developing an obstacle course representing common wheelchair skills, identifying the outcome measures of performance for each wheelchair skill, and assessing the risk factors for each skill. My PhD project is a joint study between the LBMC Laboratory at Universite Gustave Eiffel and the S2M laboratory at University of Montreal.
After completing my PhD I hope to continue my research career by pursuing a post-doctorate. I hope to pursue a career in academia. My future career will be built on what I have learnt through research within the academic environment of the LBMC laboratory in Lyon and the S2M laboratory in Montreal, as well as knowledge gained from the trainings I have completed during my PhD program.