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Dr Carla Harkness-Armstrong
Lecturer in Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences (Biomechanics)

Heinz Wolff 210

Summary

Carla Harkness-Armstrong joined Brunel University London in June 2022 as a Lecturer in Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences (Biomechanics). Carla completed her BSc (Hons) in Applied Sport and Exercise Science at Northumbria Univeristy in 2016, before gaining her MSc in Sport and Clinical Biomechanics at Liverpool John Mooores University in 2017. She was then awarded a PhD scholarship to continue her studies at Liverpool John Moores University, whereby her thesis focussed on the musculoskeletal mechanisms of paediatric idiopathic toe-walking.

Following completion of her PhD in 2021, Carla worked as a post-doctoral research associate in Biomechanics at Manchester Metropolitan University, working on a project aiming to improve the neuromuscular control of balance in children with developmental coordination disorder.

Qualifications

PhD - Biomechanics - Liverpool John Moores University - 2021

MSc - Sport and Clinical Biomechanics - Liverpool John Moores University - 2017

BSc (Hons) - Applied Sport and Exercise Science - Northumbria University - 2016

Newest selected publications

Harkness-Armstrong, C., Maganaris, C., Walton, R., Wright, DM., Bass, A., Baltzopoulos, V. and et al. (2022) 'Children who idiopathically toe-walk have greater plantarflexor effective mechanical advantage compared to typically developing children'. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 122 (6). pp. 1409 - 1417. ISSN: 1439-6319 Open Access Link

Journal article

Harkness-Armstrong, C., Maganaris, C., Walton, R., Wright, DM., Bass, A., Baltzopoulos, V. and et al. (2021) 'In vivo operating lengths of the gastrocnemius muscle during gait in children who idiopathically toe-walk'. Experimental Physiology, 106 (8). pp. 1 - 8. ISSN: 0958-0670 Open Access Link

Journal article

Harkness-Armstrong, C., Maganaris, C., Walton, R., Wright, DM., Bass, A., Baltzopoulos, V. and et al. (2021) 'Muscle architecture and passive lengthening properties of the gastrocnemius medialis and Achilles tendon in children who idiopathically toe-walk'. Journal of Anatomy, 239 (4). pp. 1 - 8. ISSN: 0021-8782 Open Access Link

Journal article

Debelle, H., Harkness-Armstrong, C., Hadwin, K., Maganaris, CN. and O'Brien, TD. (2020) 'Recovery From a Forward Falling Slip: Measurement of Dynamic Stability and Strength Requirements Using a Split-Belt Instrumented Treadmill'. Frontiers in Sports and Active Living, 2. pp. 1 - 13.Open Access Link

Journal article

Harkness-Armstrong, C., Debelle, HA., Maganaris, CN., Walton, R., Wright, DM., Bass, A., et al. (2020) 'Effective Mechanical Advantage About the Ankle Joint and the Effect of Achilles Tendon Curvature During Toe-Walking'. Frontiers in Physiology, 11. pp. 1 - 8.Open Access Link

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