Dr Carina Price
School of Health & Society
DR CARINA PRICE is a sport biomechanist by background and has been undertaking quantitative research relating to the foot and footwear for the past 12 years within the Human Movement and Rehabilitation research group. She studied Sport and Exercise Science (BSc (Hons), University of Bath) and Sport Biomechanics (MSc, Loughborough University) then joined the University of Salford as a KTP Associate working with FitFlop ltd. Alongside this role she gained a CMI Diploma in Management & Leadership and undertook a variety of training in project management topics. She completed her PhD via publication in 2014 focusing on applying footwear biomechanics principles to retail footwear. Her publications included a range of experimental designs relating to gait analysis and biomechanics including plantar pressure systems, 3D/4D scanners, ultrasound, 3D motion capture and electromyography. Following her PhD, she worked on a large-scale European project with international collaborators including industry and clinicians. Currently she splits her time between collaborative footwear projects with industry partners (including Clarks Kids) and a 5-year collaborative research programme investigating children’s foot health and development at the on-set of walking (Great Foundations). She is committed to the integration of biomechanics research into product and the development of novel methodologies for quantitative biomechanical research. Other themes relating to her work in footwear include the exploration of wearers in terms of footwear customisation, fitting advice and their footwear preferences.
Currently she is the higher education lead for the University for the Versus Arthritis Internship programme and supervises various PhD candidates within the department and externally. She reviews abstracts for, undertakes chair roles and presents at international conferences relating to the foot and footwear and has sat on local and international organisation committees. She regularly reviews for international journals, is invited to speak at conferences and is an active internal and external MPhil and PhD examiner. Currently she sits on the steering committee for the International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics group (i-FAB) and is an active member of the Footwear Biomechanics Group (FBG).
Areas of Research
Footwear Biomechanics, Paediatric biomechanics, Gait analysis, Methodology and protocol development and validation
Areas of Supervision
Footwear Biomechanics; Plantar Pressure