Dr Carina Price

Research Fellow

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I have been a researcher within the School of Health Sciences for 7 years, working on a variety of footwear biomechanics projects utilising plantar pressure systems, 3D motion analysis and electromyography. The projects on which I have led have a strong emphasis on industry collaboration and integration, working alongside footwear companies and technology centres. I completed my PhD via publication focusing on the integration work on a 5 year collaborative research programme investigating children’s foot health, specifically the changes in foot structure and function that occur during the development of independent walking.

Research Interests

Footwear Biomechanics, foot morphology

Qualifications and Memberships

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (university of Bath), 2006

MSc Sport Biomechanics (Loughborough University), 2007

PhD Footwear Biomechanics (University of Salford), 2014


Price, C., Smith, L., Graham-Smith, P. & Jones, R. (2013). The effect of unstable sandals on single-leg standing. Footwear Science, 5(3), 147-154.

Price, C., Smith, L., Graham-Smith, P. & Jones, R. (2013). The effect of unstable sandals on instability in gait in healthy female subjects. Gait & Posture, 38 (3), 410-415.

Price, C., Graham-Smith, P. & Jones, R. (2013). A comparison of plantar pressures in a standard flip-flop and a FitFlop using bespoke pressure insoles. Footwear Science, 5 (2), 111–119.

Price, C., Andrejevas, V., Findlow, A.H., Graham-Smith, P. & Jones, R. (2014). Does flip-flop style footwear modify ankle biomechanics and foot loading patterns? Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 7 (40).

Price, C., Cooper, G., Graham-Smith, P. & Jones, R. (2014). A mechanical protocol to replicate impact in walking footwear. Gait & Posture, 40(1), 26-31. 

Price, C., Cooper, G. & Jones, R. (2015). The manipulation of midsole properties to alter impact characteristics in walking. Footwear Science, 7(1), 9-16.

Thies, S., Price, C., Kenney, L. & Howard, D (2015).  Effects of shoe sole geometry on toe clearance and walking stability in older adults. Gait & Posture, 42(2), 105-109. 

Price, C., Parker, D.J. & Nester, C. (2016). Validity and repeatability of three in-shoe pressure measurement systems. Gait & Posture.

Price, C. & Nester, C. Is retail footwear fit for purpose for the feet of adults who are obese? Footwear Science. DOI:10.1080/19424280.2016.1175517

Price, C. & Nester, C. Foot dimensions, morphology and body mass index. Clinical Biomechanics. doi:10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2016.07.003