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Dr Carina Price

Research Fellow


Carina Price is a sport scientist by background and a researcher in the theme of foot and ankle. She completed her PhD via publication focusing on footwear biomechanics principles in retail footwear and has worked on a variety of footwear biomechanics projects utilising plantar pressure systems, scanners, ultrasound, 3D motion analysis and electromyography. Currently she splits her time between collaborative footwear projects with industry partners (Clarks and Wearer-Tech) and 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. Carina has taken on several roles within the department including being a member of the Research Ethics Committee and chairing the Early Career Research Group. Currently she is the higher education lead for the University for the Arthritis Research UK Internship programme. She regularly presents at international conferences relating to the foot and footwear.


Carina supervises research by PhD at Salford and at other institutions.

Research Interests

- Footwear biomechanics

- Paediatric biomechanics

- Methodology and protocol development and validation

Qualifications and Memberships

PhD Footwear Biomechanics (Salford)

MSc Sport Biomechanics (Loughborough)

BSc Sport and Exercise Science (Bath)

CMI Diploma in Management and Leadership

Member of the Footwear Biomechanics Group


Morrison, S & Price, C & McClymont, J & Nester, C 2018, ''Big issues for small feet : developmental, biomechanical and clinical narratives on children's footwear'', Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 11(39).

Price, C & McClymont, J & Hashmi, F & Morrison, S C & Nester, C 2018, 'Development of the infant foot as a load bearing structure: study protocol for a longitudinal evaluation (the Small Steps study)', Journal of Foot and Ankle Research11(33).

Price, C & Morrison, S & Hashmi, F & Phethean, J & Nester, C 2018, 'Biomechanics of the infant foot during the transition to independent walking: A narrative review', Gait and Posture , 59, pp.140-146.

Price, C & Nester, C 2016, 'The Effect of Aging, Obesity and Diabetes on Foot Health and its Association with Current and Future Footwear Technologies', Turkiye Klinikleri J Physiother Rehabil2(3), pp.7-13.

Price, C & Nester, C 2016, 'Foot dimensions and morphology in healthy weight, overweight and obese males', Clinical Biomechanics, 37, pp.125-130.

Price, C & Parker, D J & Nester, C 2016, 'Validity and repeatability of three in-shoe pressure measurement systems', Gait and Posture, 46, pp.69-74.

Price, C & Nester, C 2016, 'Is retail footwear fit for purpose for the feet of adults who are obese?', Footwear Science.

Price, C & Cooper, G & Jones, R 2015, 'The manipulation of midsole properties to alter impact characteristics in walking',Footwear Science7(1), pp.9-16.

Thies, S & Price, C & Kenney, L & Baker, R 2015, 'Effects of shoe sole geometry on toe clearance and walking stability in older adults', Gait and Posture.

Price, C & Cooper, G & Graham-Smith, P & Jones, R 2014, 'A mechanical protocol to replicate impact in walking footwear', Gait and Posture40(1), pp.26-31.

Price, C & Andrejevas, V & Findlow, A & Graham-Smith, P & Jones, R 2014, 'Does flip-flop style footwear modify ankle biomechanics and foot loading patterns?', Journal of Foot and Ankle Research7(40).

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 science5(2), pp.111-119.

Price, C & Smith, L & Graham-Smith, P & Jones, R 2013, 'The effect of unstable sandals on single-leg standing', Footwear science.

Price, C & Smith, L & Graham-Smith, P & Jones, R 2013, 'The effect of unstable sandals on instability in gait in healthy female subjects', Gait and Posture.

Morrison, S & McClymont, J & Price, C & Nester, C 2017, 'Time to revise our dialogue: how flat is the paediatric flatfoot?', Journal of Foot and Ankle Research10(50).