Curriculum Vitae

FRANCESCA WADE

EDUCATION

2016-               PhD – Kinesiology – Biomechanics

Pennsylvania State University, USA

Advisor: Dr. Stephen Piazza

 

2015-2016       MSc – Sports Biomechanics

Loughborough University, UK

Dissertation: “Kinematic analysis of a televised eversion ankle sprain”

Advisor: Dr. Daniel Fong

 

2011-2014       BSc (Hons) – Sport and Exercise Science

University of Bath, UK

Dissertation: “Risk factors of injury in university sport”

Advisor: Dr. Keith Stokes

 

Additional Qualifications:

Level 2 Strength & Conditioning Coach (UK Sport and RFU affiliated)

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

August 2016 –      Graduate Assistant

Department of Kinesiology, Pennsylvania State University, USA

 

2011-2014       Research Assistant

University of Bath, UK

  • Assisted on an England Rugby funded study investigating the biomechanics of the rugby scrum.
  • Participant in PhD projects (in both physiology & biomechanics labs)
  • Lab assistant during open days & student orientation days

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

September 2016  Center for Movement Science and Technology (CMOST) Symposium

“Comparative approaches to understanding the neuromechanics of posture and movement”

Pennsylvania State University, USA

October 2015  BASES Injury Biomechanics Workshop

Cardiff University, UK

June 2015      Injury Biomechanics Conference

University of Bath, UK

April 2010    Women in Science Invitational Residency

University of Oxford, UK

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

2015 – 2016    Santander Scholarship recipient (one of 6 awarded)

2011–2014      Alumni Scholarship recipient (for academic excellence whilst coming from a disadvantaged background)

 

SERVICE

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society for Biomechanics (ASB)
  • International Society of Biomechanics (ISB)

Loughborough University Positions

  • Student representative for the Staff Student Liaison Committee (SSLC)

University of Bath Positions

  • Student representative for the Staff Student Liaison Committee (SSLC)

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Orthopedic biomechanics
  • Lower limb joint arthroplasty
  • Joint function and mechanics
  • Lower limb injury mechanisms, prevention & rehabilitation