Liverpool Skylilne

Sport and Exercise Sciences

Hannah Shepherd


Associate Lecturer in Clinical Biomechanics (April 2016- October 2016) at LJMU
In October 2016 I gained joint funding by the National Alkaptonuria Centre and LJMU to begin a PhD research position in the area of clinical biomechanics and gait.
Since April 2015 I have also been the gait analyst for all patients in the UK with Alkaptonuria, a rare genetic disease, as part of Prof. Barton's collaboration with the National Alkaptonuria Centre in Liverpool. Duties include performing monthly clinical gait analyses, general running of the gait laboratory and obtaining laboratory accreditation with the Clinical Movement Analysis Society of UK and Ireland.


2015, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, United Kingdom, MSc Sport and Exercise Biomechanics
2013, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, United Kingdom, BSc Sport and Exercise Science, Biomechanics

Academic appointments

Associate Lecturer in Clinical Biomechanics, School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, 2016 - 2016

Postgraduate training

Associate Fellowship in Higher Education (AFHEA), United Kingdom, Higher Education Academy, 2015 - 2015


Journal article

Cox TF, Psarelli EE, Taylor S, Barton G, Robinson MA, Shepherd H, Misty A, Genovese F, Braconi D, Giustarini D, Rossi R, Santucci A, Khedr M, Hughes A, Milan AM, Dillon J, Gallagher JA, Ranganath LR. 2019. Subclinical Ochronosis Features In Alkaptonuria: A Cross-Sectional Study BMJ Innovations, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Shepherd H, Barton G, Robinson M, Ranganath L. 2018. O 088 - Self-selected gait modifications to reduce the internal knee abduction moment in Alkaptonuria patients Gait and Posture, 65 :180-181 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Conference publication

King S, Hawken M, Shepherd H, Gallagher J, Ranganath L, Barton G. 2017. A protective effect in females with alkaptonuria: Relationships between gait deviations and ochronosis Gait and Posture, 57 DOI

Engagement & Impact

Conference presentation:

Gait Deviations in a European Cohort with Alkaptonuria, LJMU Graduate School Conference, Liverpool John Moores University, Poster presentation. 2017

Gait Deviations in a European Cohort with Alkaptonuria, 16th Annual Meeting of the Clinical Movement Analysis Society, Salford University, Oral presentation. 2017

Other Professional Activity:

Gait Analysis Presentation at the AKU International Patient Workshop, Everton Football Club - 27 Apr 2016.