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School of Health and Society

Dr Martin Twiste

Senior Lecturer


BSc (Hons) Prosthetics & Orthotics Programme

Postgraduate Research Supervision

Research Interests

Motion analysis of prosthetic gait

Engineering of prosthetic components

Design of rehabilitation aids


Qualifications and Memberships

BSc (Hons) - 1st class - Prosthetics & Orthotics (from University of Salford).

PgCert Higher Education Practice and Research (from University of Salford).

MSc by Research (from University of Salford).

PhD by Research (from University of Salford).


Major, M & Howard, D & Jones, R & Twiste, M 2012, 'The effect of changes in toe out angle on the roll-over shapes of prosthetic feet', British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists Magazine (BAPAmag), p.23.

Major, M & Howard, D & Jones, R & Twiste, M & Twiste, M 2012, 'The effects of transverse rotation angle on compression and effective lever arm of prosthetic feet during simulated stance', Prosthetics and Orthotics International, 36(2), pp.231-235.

Major, M & Kenney, L & Twiste, M & Howard, D 2012, 'The mechanical characterisation of trans-tibial prostheses distal to the socket: a literature review', J Rehab Res Dev, p.(in press).

Major, M & Twiste, M & Kenney, L & Howard, D 2011, 'Amputee independent prosthesis properties - a new model for description and measurement', J Biomech, 44, pp.2572-2575.

Twiste, M & Rithalia, S 2008, ' Measurement system for the evaluation of alternating pressure redistribution mattresses using pressure relief index and tissue perfusion - a preliminary study.', Wound Practice and Research, 16(4), pp.192-198.