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Name: Dr Rebecca Hamilton

Institution: Cardiff University

Theme or Role: Network Coordinator


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, activities and dissemination of outputs 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.

My research work as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate with the Network and at the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Research Facility (MSKBRF) support projects funded by EPSRC, Versus Arthritis and the Welsh Government. This includes supporting OA patient gait analysis, development of a pressure pain delivery device with Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre, validation of a pose estimation remote rehbailitation tool with Accelerate Wales and Agile Kinetic Ltd., OATech+ research for OA dataset integration/analysis, nociception measurement, wearable sensor development and integration and reviewing biomechanical technology for remote data collection.