I am a postgraduate research student in the department of Sport and Exercise Sciences with a keen interest in movement science. I completed my BSc Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Chester and then received my MSc Sport and Clinical Biomechanics with distinction from Liverpool John Moores University. I am currently working full-time as a PhD researcher at LJMU after being granted an LJMU-VC PhD Scholarship.
My PhD project is investigating the causes and mechanisms of falls in children with cerebral palsy. The project intends to use both quantitative and qualitative methods to investigate fall risk in children with cerebral palsy, in collaboration with both Edge Hill University and Alder Hey Children's Hospital.
I have additionally taken on a role as a teaching support officer at LJMU. This involves providing biomechanics support and running lab demonstrations for undergraduate students.
PhD project title: Determining the causes and mechanisms of falls in children with cerebral palsy.
Supervisory Team: Dr Richard Foster, Dr Tom O'Brien, Professor Bernie Carter, Professor Gabor Barton, Mr David Wright.
2020, Liverpool John Moores University, England, MSc, Sport and Clinical Biomechanics
2018, University of Chester, England, BSc, Sport and Exercise Sciences
Walker R, O'Brien TD, Barton GJ, Carter B, Wright DM, Foster RJ. 2021. Do challenging walking environments contribute to increased fall risk in children with cerebral palsy? A narrative review Gait & Posture, 90 :304-305 DOI