Middlesex University, London
1) Understanding how and why humans (and animals) move how they do;
2) How the muscle and tendon work efficiently and optimally within the body, and how this relates to injuries;
3) Motor control theories linking the CNS to the muscle control strategy;
4) The application of these research interests to a variety of settings (i.e. locomotion, throwing, cycling and injury).
Title of PhD Thesis: Mechanical factors affecting the estimation of tibialis anterior force using an EMG-driven modelling approach
Year of graduation: 2014
Memorable PhD paper: Miller SC, Korff T, Waugh C, Fath F, Blazevich AJ. Tibialis anterior moment arm: effects of measurement errors and assumptions. Med Sci Sports Exerc 47(2):428-39, 2015.
Research Experience: "My time at Brunel during my PhD was both very challenging and enjoyable. The opportunity to work alongside staff at the top of their field, and the exceptionally talented PhD students, provided a great opportunity to develop as a scientist, in addition to gain great friends and peers for the long-term future. The support provided throughout the department is something that I look back on fondly about my time spent at Brunel in the centre. As a PhD student, you are expected to be pro-active and inquisitive in your field; you are challenged to further the field; you are challenged to further the field, and not just undertake a piece of research. This mind-set has provided me with a great foundation for post-PhD academic life.”