Research associate / coordinator
I joined the team at the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Research Facility (MSKBRF) in January 2020 as PDRA supporting projects funded by EPSRC, Verses Arthritis and the Welsh Government. This includes research projects that investigate gait analysis for osteoarthritis (OA) patients, OA dataset integration and analysis, nociception measurement and wearable sensor development and integration.
The other part of my role involves work as a research coordinator for the OATech+ Network, a research network that aims to drive forward technology development in osteoarthritis research. This is a UK wide network collaborating with several leading institutions.
My interests in rehabilitation and therapeutics has come from a background in sport science and developed into a clinical health setting. While working on my PhD I have worked with people affected by multiple sclerosis and lower back pain. Direct involvement with clinical populations has been a key element to my interest in this work and progressed my learning in clinical trial studies. My other experiences span around work with stroke recovery patients, children in hospital and children with chronic disabilities.
I support teaching for undergraduate medical engineering students and supervise undergraduate projects.
While supporting teaching during my PhD, I gained an Associate Fellowship with the Higher Education Academy.