Hannah Shepherd

Sport and Exercise Sciences

Dr. Hannah Shepherd is an Associate Lecturer in Clinical Biomechanics within the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences. Within LJMU’s Movement Function Research Laboratory, Hannah also performs clinical gait analysis for all Alkaptonuria patients within the UK in partnership with the National Alkaptonuria Centre at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.
Hannah’s current research focuses on monitoring gait mechanisms in Alkaptonuria patients and developing gait modification intervention tools using biofeedback to improve movement function.
Dr. Hannah Shepherd has research collaborations with the National Alkaptonuria Centre, Liverpool, and is a current member of the Clinical Movement Analysis Society UK & Ireland (CMAS) and the European Society for Movement analysis in Adults and Children (ESMAC).

Degrees

2020, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, PhD
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, 2019 - present
Associate Lecturer in Clinical Biomechanics, School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, 2016 - 2016

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, 5 :82-91 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

Thesis/Dissertation

Shepherd H. The development and evaluation of an individualised gait modification intervention to improve movement function in alkaptonuria patients Barton G, Robinson M. Public Url

Conference presentation:

Inverse dynamics versus a simplified 3D knee joint moment: a potential method for real-time biofeedback during gait modifications, ESMAC 28th Annual Meeting and Conference, Amsterdam, Poster presentation. 2019

Identifying joint specific gait mechanisms in alkaptonuria patients, CMAS 18th Annual Meeting and Conference, Sheffield, Oral presentation. 2019

Self-selected gait modifications to reduce the internal knee abduction moment in Alkaptonuria patients, ESMAC 27th Annual Meeting and Conference, Prague, Oral presentation. 2018

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, CMAS 16th Annual Meeting and Conference, Salford University, Oral presentation. 2017

Other Professional Activity:

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

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