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Siobhan's research includes study into the alterations made in performing movements as a result of altered musculoskeletal biomechanics. She researches the effect of ageing and the influence of physical activity on biomechanics and functional mobility. She also researches the design of protheses for and movement patterns of active lower limb amputees. Siobhan teaches on various courses including anatomy and human movement and biomechanics.
2000 - present:
Senior Lecturer, Biomechanics
1996 - 2000:
Lecturer in Biomechanics, Dept of Sport Sciences, Brunel University
International Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics
International Society of Biomechanics
British Assoc. of Sport and Exercise Sciences
Ph.D., University of Ulster, Biomechanics, 1997
Title: The evaluation and development of a lower limb prosthesis.
B.A., Univeristy of Limerick, Physical Education and Mathematics, 1992
My main research interest is focussed on the biomechanics of amputee and, to inform the interpretation of results, non-amputee movement. Using motion and forceplate analysis I analyse the compensatory mechanisms used by amputees to produce movement. I also analyse the mechanics of the prosthesis with a view to enhancing the design of the prosthesis.
Three-dimensional gait analysis for amputees;
Biomechanical analysis for disabled sport;
Development and evaluation of equipment for amputees and other disabled sport;
Biomechanical analysis for able-bodied sport.
Short courses on the use of biomechanics in sport and rehabilitation
Ergonomic and biomechanical assessments of equipment use and office design;
Gait assessment (eg for post office workers, police etc)
Travel Scholarship from BASES 2 (1998) to attend 9th World Congress of the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics, Amsterdam
BRIEF award (Â£10000) (1997) Cricket Throwing
D.Phil. studentship award, Dept. of Education in Northern Ireland (1993-6)
Bursary for Best Student Abstract (1994) The Ulster Biomedical Engineering Society
DePuy International Student Paper Prise for best Student Presentation (1995) The Ulster Biomedical Engineering Society.
National Rehabilitation Board Research Scholarship (Ire), (1995) Awarded for D.Phil. research which is of benefit to people with disabilities.