Catherine has had a long and varied career in engineering, working both in industry and academia.
An initial BSc in Metallurgy led to several industry roles including failure analyst, and welding engineering consultant in the oil and gas industry.
A change in career direction resulted in a PhD in Medical Engineering at the University of Hull, initiating her 20 year academic career which combines medical engineering research with mechanical engineering teaching interests.
Catherine contributes to teaching on both the mechanical and the medical engineering portfolios, delivering the following:
Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering (Level 4)
Fundamentals of Medical Engineering (Level 4)
Mechanical Engineering Science (Level 4)
Engineering Global Challenge 1 (Level 4)
Stress Analysis and Applications of Finite Element Analysis (Level 6)
Finite Element Analysis for Modelling Medical and Biological Problems (Level 7)
Project supervision for individual undergraduate BEng and MEng and also MSc projects.
The mechanical loading and muscle activation of four common exercises used in osteoporosis prevention for early postmenopausal women
Montgomery, G., Abt, G., Dobson, C., Smith, T., Evans, W., & Ditroilo, M. (2019). The mechanical loading and muscle activation of four common exercises used in osteoporosis prevention for early postmenopausal women. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 44, 124-131. doi:10.1016/j.jelekin.2018.12.004
Finite element analysis of biological problems, medical devices, musculoskeletal biomechanics
Cardiovascular stent fracture
Mechanobiology of bone, particularly bone development
Musculoskeletal biomechanics, particularly relating to osteoporosis
Medical device development