Dr Sibylle Thies

School of Health & Society

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Current positions

Associate Professor/Reader


Dr Thies (Senior Research Fellow) is a biomedical engineer working in the area of biomechanics and measurement of human movement. The motivation for her research lies in unintentional injuries that lead to disability and reduced independence, which cost the UK millions of pounds every year. Dr Thies uses her expertise in biomechanics to contribute to a better understanding of the underlying mechanisms that lead to unintentional injuries, and to aid their prevention through biomechanics-informed measurements. She worked on the EPSRC-funded IDGO TOO project concerned with Inclusive Design for Getting Outdoors, for which she led the evaluation of older adults when crossing the road and investigated the effect of tactile pavement on their gait. Since then she has been working on a range of projects concerned with stability and falls of older adults, with a special interest in walking aid ambulation that has led to the design of a novel walking frame with a company partner. She has authored and co-authored over 40 peer-reviewed publications to date, has given talks at international and national conferences and is a very active reviewer for several journals.

Qualifications and Recognitions

  • B.Sc. Bioengineering

  • M.Sc. Bioengineering, Biomechanics

  • PhD Bioenginering, Biomechanics