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 Expert  724547

Expert in Clinical Biomechanics, Sports Biomechanics, Gait Analysis, Osteoarthritis, Cartilage


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Otago
New Zealand
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Summary of Expertise:

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One of her areas of expertise are factors related to the initiation and progression of osteoarthritis. She has conducted scientific research on the in vivo loading environment of articular cartilage at the knee in health and disease. Her work also included medical imaging of articular cartilage as well as analysis of biomarkers for metabolic activity and degenerative joint disease. She has also been involved in the design of a clinical trial related to osteoarthritis.
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articular cartilage

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biological joint

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knee biomechanics

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musculoskeletal disease

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osteoarthritis

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cartilage disease

She has conducted research and consulted on the development of load altering interventions and served as an adviser on the development of an activity monitor and sports coaching equipment.
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biomechanical engineering

Her academic training relates to different aspects of biomechanics. She has worked in the areas of sports biomechanics, footwear design, orthopaedic biomechanics and has employed a range of biomechanical measurement techniques including gait analysis, electromyography, pressure sensors, activity monitors, skin fold measurements, treadmills, force plates.
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biomechanics

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orthopedic biomechanics

Her main expertise is the broad area of gait analysis. She has focused on technical issues and the mathematical background of gait analysis as part of her education and has since performed a range of scientific studies utilizing this measurement technique. She has expertise in both kinematic and kinetic aspects of human movement.
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gait analysis


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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1998   MS   Mathematics   Universitaet Konstanz  
1998   MS   Sport Science   Universitaet Konstanz  
2003   PhD   Biomechanics   University of Calgary   Chancellors' Graduate Medal

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2007 to

 

(Undisclosed University)

 

Physiotherapy

 

Research Fellow

 

She designs research projects, performs literature reviews, writes scientific manuscripts and presents at national and international conferences. She also prepares grant applications to major funding agencies. In addition, she is serving as an adviser on several research projects.

2005 to

 

(Undisclosed University)

 

Mechanical Engineering

 

Research Associate

 

She manages research projects, leads research teams, designs clinical and research projects, performs literature reviews, analyzes biomechanical data, writes scientific manuscripts and presents at national and international conferences. She also prepares grant applications to major funding agencies. In addition, she serves as an adviser on several research projects.

2003 to 2005

 

(Undisclosed University)

 

Mechanical Engineering

 

Postdoctoral Fellow

 

She designed and managed research projects, performed literature reviews, analyzed biomechanical data, prepared scientific manuscripts and presented at national and international conferences. She also prepared grant applications to major funding agencies.

1999 to 2002

 

University of Calgary

 

Human Performance Laboratory

 

Research Assistant

 

She designed and managed research projects, performed literature reviews, prepared scientific manuscripts and presented at national and international conferences. She collected, processed and analyzed biomechanical data.

1998 to 1998

 

Adidas International

 

Biomechanics Research Laboratory

 

Research Assistante

 

She collected, processed and analyzed biomechanical data. She also wrote internal reports.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Orthopaedic Research Society, German Society of Biomechanics, American Society of Biomechanics, Canadian Society of Biomechanics, International Society of Biomechanics

Awards/Recognition

2007 Featured Female Scientist, American Society of Biomechanics 2007 Promising Young Investigator Award, International Society of Biomechanics, 3rd Place 2006 Clinical Biomechanics Award, American Society of Biomechanics, Finalist 2005 Promising Young Investigator Award, International Society of Biomechanics, 3rd Place 2005 Biography in Who's Who in Science & Engineering 2003 Chancellor's Graduate Medal, University of Calgary 2003 Clinical Biomechanics Award, American Society of Biomechanics, Finalist 2003 Governor General's Gold Medal Award, Department of Medical Science, University of Calgary, Nominee 2003 Canadian Society for Graduate Studies / University Microfilms International Distinguished Dissertation Award, Department of Medical Science, University of Calgary, Nominee 2003 Young Investigator Award, Technical Group on Footwear Biomechanics, International Society of Biomechanics, Finalist 1992 Aesculap Award, Aesculap AG & Co. KG


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

She has authored 14 publications in peer reviewed journals, 1 book chapter and 40 publications in national and international conferences in biomechanics.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Journal of Biomechanics  
 - Current Opinion in Rheumatology  
 - Arthritis and Rheumatism  
 - Osteoarthritis and Cartilage  
 - Clinical Biomechanics  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2003 to   Department of Veterans Affairs   Research Associate   She has designed and conducted government funded research projects.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • She is consulting a sports equipment company on movement and loading related questions and initiates contacts with other researchers.
  • She has consulted a biomedical device company on the design of an accelerometer based activity monitor. She has conducted pilot experiments and related their measurements to functional knee loading. In addition, she has initiated contacts between the device company and other end users in academia and industry.
  • She has provided scientific background to a medical device design group and consulted on the design of a device to slow down the rate of progression of osteoarthritis at the knee
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Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Biomechanical engineer expert to review vehicle damage and depositions and determine mechanics of injury of occupant of vehicle.
  • Biomechanical engineering expert for consulting on automobile and large truck accident.
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Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
German   She is a native German.
English   She has lived and worked in North America for 10 years and is proficient in speaking, reading and writing in English.
French   She has basic knowledge of the french language

Market Research:
She has insights into the sports equipment, footwear, orthopedic as well as motion capture industries.

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Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

She has established contacts in the orthopaedic biomechanics industry. She has dealt with suppliers and vendors in the areas of biomedical design, biochemical analysis, sports equipment and biomechanical measurement devices.

Other Skills and Services

She has worked at the interface between mechanical engineering and biology in areas of different orthopaedic conditions and a range of biological tissues. She has a comprehensive understanding of biostatistical approaches. She is proficient in English and German, and has research and industry contacts in the USA, Canada, Europe and Australia, New Zealand.


 

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