|2018||PhD, The University of Western Australia|
|2013||BSc(Hons), The University of Western Australia|
|2011||BSc, The University of Western Australia|
With a strong foundation in the biomechanics and physiology of human movement, my research has three key pillars: (i) exploring what humans optimize in various locomotor environments and (ii) determining how they do it, whilst (iii) applying these insights to improve the quality of life of people with movement disabilities. I investigate the multi-factorial prioritization scheme of walking and running gaits in an attempt to broaden our understanding of how humans with and without movement disabilities balance competing locomotor objectives (e.g., minimizing energy cost, maximizing stability, minimizing their risk of musculoskeletal injury/fatigue). In addition, I explore the control targets involved in sensing and regulating these optimality criteria (e.g., does muscle level signaling drive energy cost minimization?). Finally, I explore the distinctive challenges associated with assistive technology use, questioning if we can improve the design of devices such as prostheses, orthoses, and exoskeletons to complement the principal criteria prioritized by the user.
|2021||UNSW Medicine + Health, School of Health Sciences, Networking Seed Grant Scheme. Exploring device use recommendations to optimize health outcomes for children who use lower limb prostheses. Co-Investigators: Broderick, C., van Doorn, N., Scott, T.|