Professor Richard Baker
Professor of Clinical Gait Analysis
Professor Baker spent the first part of his professional life delivering and managing clinical gait analysis services in major tertiary referral hospitals. He spent seven years at the Musgrave Park Hospital in Belfast and then 9 years at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. Whilst in Melbourne he was the founding Director of the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Centre for Clinical Research Excellence in Clinical Gait Analysis. He has recently completed a book “Measuring walking - a practical guide to clinical gait analysis”.
Professor Baker is involved in small amounts of undergraduate and post-graduate teaching. He is leading an EU funded project to establish the world’s first Masters programme in Clinical Gait Analysis which will commence in September 2013.
Professor Baker has wide ranging research interests across clinical biomechanics and the process of clinical gait analysis. He is particularly interested in developing a better understanding of why we walk the way we do and why our patient’s don’t.
Qualifications and Memberships
PhD - University Of Dundee 1994
CEng – Engineering Council 2001
CSci – Science Council 2004
2012 Baker, R., Monitoring walking in health and disease, in Healthcare Sensor Networks: Challenges towards practical implementation, D.T.H. Lai, R. Begg, and M. Palaniswami, Editors. CRC Press: Boca Raton. p. 159-182.
2012 Baker, R., J.L. McGinley, M. Schwartz, P. Thomason, J. Rodda and H.K. Graham, The minimal clinically important difference for the Gait Profile Score. Gait Posture 35(4): 612-615.
2012 Correa, T.A., A.G. Schache, H.K. Graham, R. Baker, P. Thomason and M.G. Pandy, Potential of lower-limb muscles to accelerate the body during cerebral palsy gait. Gait Posture.
2012 Peters, A., R. Baker, M.E. Morris and M. Sangeux, A comparison of hip joint centre localisation techniques with 3-DUS for clinical gait analysis in children with cerebral palsy. Gait Posture.
2012 Rutz, E., E. Passmore, R. Baker and H.K. Graham, Multilevel surgery improves gait in spastic hemiplegia but does not resolve hip dysplasia. Clin Orthop Relat Res 470(5): 1294-302.
2011 Baker, R., Globographic visualisation of three dimensional joint angles. J Biomech 44(10): 1885-91.
2011 Barber, L., T. Hastings-Ison, R. Baker, R. Barrett and G. Lichtwark, Medial gastrocnemius muscle volume and fascicle length in children aged 2 to 5 years with cerebral palsy. Dev Med Child Neurol 53(6): 543-8.
2011 Correa, T.A., R. Baker, H. Kerr Graham and M.G. Pandy, Accuracy of generic musculoskeletal models in predicting the functional roles of muscles in human gait. J Biomech 44(11): 2096-105.
2011 Dallmeijer, A.J., R. Baker, K.J. Dodd and N.F. Taylor, Association between isometric muscle strength and gait joint kinetics in adolescents and young adults with cerebral palsy. Gait Posture 33(3): 326-32.
2011 Dobson, F., M.E. Morris, R. Baker and H.K. Graham, Unilateral cerebral palsy: a population-based study of gait and motor function. Dev Med Child Neurol 53(5): 429-35.
2011 Rutz, E., R. Baker, O. Tirosh, J. Romkes, C. Haase and R. Brunner, Tibialis anterior tendon shortening in combination with Achilles tendon lengthening in spastic equinus in cerebral palsy. Gait Posture 33(2): 152-7.
2011 Sangeux, M., A. Peters and R. Baker, Hip joint centre localization: Evaluation on normal subjects in the context of gait analysis. Gait Posture 34(3): 324-8.
2011 Thomason, P., R. Baker, K. Dodd, N. Taylor, P. Selber, R. Wolfe and H.K. Graham, Single-Event Multilevel Surgery in Children with Spastic Diplegia: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of bone and Joint Surgery - American 93(5): 451-460.
2010 Akbarshahi, M., A.G. Schache, J.W. Fernandez, R. Baker, S. Banks and M.G. Pandy, Non-invasive assessment of soft-tissue artifact and its effect on knee joint kinematics during functional activity. Journal of Biomechanics 43(7): 1292-301.
2010 Beynon, S., J.L. McGinley, F. Dobson and R. Baker, Correlations of the Gait Profile Score and the Movement Analysis Profile relative to clinical judgments. Gait and Posture 32(1): 129-132.
2010 Harvey, A., R. Baker, M.E. Morris, J. Hough, M. Hughes and H.K. Graham, Does parent report measure performance? A study of the construct validity of the Functional Mobility Scale. Dev Med Child Neurol 52: 181-185.
2010 Harvey, A.R., M.E. Morris, H.K. Graham, R. Wolfe and R. Baker, Reliability of the functional mobility scale for children with cerebral palsy. Phys Occup Ther Pediatr 30(2): 139-49.
2010 Martin, E., R. Baker and A.R. Harvey, A systematic review of common physiotherapy interventions in school-aged children with cerebral aplsy. Physical and Occupational Therapy 30(4).
2010 Martin, L., R. Baker and A. Harvey, A systematic review of common physiotherapy interventions in school-aged children with cerebral palsy. Phys Occup Ther Pediatr 30(4): 294-312.
2010 Peters, A., R. Baker and M. Sangeux, Validation of 3-D freehand ultrasound for the determination of the hip joint centre. Gait Posture 31: 530-532.
2010 Peters, A., B. Galna, M. Sangeux, M. Morris and R. Baker, Quantification of soft tissue artifact in lower limb human motion analysis: a systematic review. Gait Posture 31(1): 1-8.
2010 Ridgewell, E., F. Dobson, T. Bach and R. Baker, A systematic review to determine best practice reporting guidelines for AFO interventions in studies involving children with cerebral palsy. Prosthetics and Orthotics International 34(2): 129-45.
2010 Tirosh, O., R. Baker and J. McGinley, GaitaBase: Web-based repository system for gait analysis. Comput Biol Med 40(2): 201-207.
2009 Baker, R., J.L. McGinley, M.H. Schwartz, S. Beynon, A. Rozumalski, H.K. Graham and O. Tirosh, The gait profile score and movement analysis profile. Gait Posture 30(3): 265-9.
2009 Harvey, A., H. Graham, R. Baker and M. Morris, Responsiveness of the Functional Mobility Scale for children with cerebral palsy. Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences 12(2): 51-58.
2009 Kuo, Y.L., K.M. Culhane, P. Thomason, O. Tirosh and R. Baker, Measuring distance walked and step count in children with cerebral palsy: an evaluation of two portable activity monitors. Gait Posture 29(2): 304-10.
2009 McGinley, J.L., R. Baker, R. Wolfe and M.E. Morris, The reliability of three-dimensional kinematic gait measurements: a systematic review. Gait and Posture 29(3): 360-9.
2009 Peters, A., M. Sangeux, M.E. Morris and R. Baker, Determination of the optimal locations of surface-mounted markers on the tibial segment. Gait Posture 29(1): 42-8.
2009 Robin, J., H.K. Graham, R. Baker, P.Selber, P. Simpson, S. Symons and P. Thomason, A classification system for hip disease in cerebral palsy. Dev Med Child Neurol 51(3): 183-92.
2009 Schache, A.G., T.V. Wrigley, R. Baker and M.G. Pandy, Biomechanical response to hamstring muscle strain injury. Gait Posture 29(2): 332-8.
2009 Wong, A.Y., M. Sangeux and R. Baker, Calculation of joint moments following foot contact across two force plates. Gait Posture 31(2): 292-293.
2008 Harvey, A., J. Robin, M.E. Morris, H.K. Graham and R. Baker, A systematic review of measures of activity limitation for children with cerebral palsy. Dev Med Child Neurol 50(3): 190-8.
2008 Huxham, F., R. Baker, M.E. Morris and R. Iansek, Head and trunk rotation during walking turns in Parkinson's disease. Mov Disord 23(10): 1391-7.
2008 Huxham, F., R. Baker, M.E. Morris and R. Iansek, Footstep adjustments used to turn during walking in Parkinson's disease. Mov Disord 23(6): 817-23.
2008 Robin, J., H.K. Graham, P. Selber, F. Dobson, K. Smith and R. Baker, Proximal femoral geometry in cerebral palsy: a population-based cross-sectional study. J Bone Joint Surg Br 90(10): 1372-9.