- PhD / DPhil (University of Hull)
I am a Lecturer in Biomechanics and Strength and Conditioning in the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences.
I completed both my BSc (Hons) in Sport Science (Biomechanics) (2005) and MSc in Sports Biomechanics (2008) at Liverpool John Moores University.
Outside academia I worked in occupational healthcare for two years and spent a year at the University of Kent as an Enterprise Officer.
I moved to Hull in 2013, as the Biomechanics Laboratory Technician, alongside completing a Ph.D. and gaining my Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist status.
Following completion of the Ph.D. in 2020, I undertook a lecturing role at Nottingham Trent University in Sport Engineering (2021 - 2023).
Classifying gait alterations using an instrumented smart sock and deep learning
Lugoda, P., Hayes, S. C., Hughes-Riley, T., Turner, A., Martins, M. V., Cook, A., …Dias, T. (2022). Classifying gait alterations using an instrumented smart sock and deep learning. IEEE sensors journal, 22(23), 23232-23242. https://doi.org/10.1109/JSEN.2022.3216459
Biomechanical differences between ablebodied and spinal cord injured individuals walking in an overground robotic exoskeleton
Hayes, S. C., White, M., Wilcox, C. R. J., White, H. S. F., & Vanicek, N. (2022). Biomechanical differences between ablebodied and spinal cord injured individuals walking in an overground robotic exoskeleton. PLoS ONE, 17(1), Article e0262915. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0262915
My research is based on human movement in clinical and sporting populations.
My Ph.D. had a particular focus on the human-robot interaction, between robotic exoskeletons and users with neurological movement disorders, specifically individuals with a spinal cord injury.
My other focus is on the use of artificial intelligence tools to process and interpret raw biomechanics movement data from wearable/remote sensors.
I also have interests in the impact of functional mobility to improve performance of athletes during and after competition.
Human-equipment interaction in clinical or sporting populations
Artificial inteligence methodologies for analysing human movement