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Name: Dr Rebecca Hamilton

Institution: Cardiff University

Theme or Role: Network Coordinator

Contact: hamiltonr@cardiff.ac.uk

Brief biography:

I have a keen interest in rehabilitation and biomechanics with a background in sport science, musculoskeletal and neurodegenerative disorders. My PhD at Edinburgh Napier University and was funded in a partnership with Medical Research Scotland. This research work focussed on measuring the impact of interventions in people with multiple sclerosis and lower back pain. Direct involvement with clinical populations has been a key element to my research interest and progressed my learning in clinical trial studies.

My role as the research coordinator for the OATech+ Network involves coordinating the research projects and activities to drive forward technology driven development in OA research. As a Network, these activities have been collaborative and multidisciplinary to increase the impact this research has within the field.

The other part of my role is as a post-doctoral research associate at the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Research Facility (MSKBRF) supporting projects funded by EPSRC, Verses Arthritis and the Welsh Government. This includes research projects that investigate gait analysis for OA patients, OA dataset integration and analysis, nociception measurement, wearable sensor development and integration and reviewing biomechanical technology for remote data collection .