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Dr Charlotte Gautrey joined Hertfordshire University in February 2016, and is currently a Senior Lecturer in Sports Therapy. From 2013-2016 Charlotte was a Lecturer in Sports Therapy at the University College Birmingham. 

 

Charlotte has a particular interest in functional ankle instability and lower limb landing biomechanics. She has a variety of additional research interests which include electromyography, force plate analysis and isokinetic dynamometry. In 2013, Charlotte was awarded her PhD entitled: The biomechanics of the dynamic defense mechanism, from the University of Hertfordshire.

 

Charlotte is an early career researcher, who supervised her first PhD student to completion in 2020. The project was entitled: Influence of chronic ankle instability on human movement: a three dimensional kinematic and electromyographic analysis. To date, Charlotte has published peer-reviewed articles in the International Journal of Sports Medicine, Gait & Posture and BMJ Open. She has also presented at a variety of conferences, the most recent being the International Olympic Committee conference in Monaco. Charlotte is also a reviewer for the International Journal of Sports Medicine and the Journal of Human Kinetics.

 

Charlotte has undertaken collaborative research with the University of Birmingham and the University College Birmingham which was entitled: The effect of cervical spine manual mobilisations on pain pressure thresholds and upper limb neurodynamics. She has also collaborated with the University of Birmingham to write a systematic review in the area of behavioural change techniques in knee and hip osteoarthritis patients.

Research interests

Charlotte's research interests include:

  • Proprioception and neuromuscular control
  • Postural control and landing stability
  • Reaction time analysis and electromyography
  • Effects of central and peripheral fatigue
  • Isokinetic dynamometry
  • Force and pressure during gait and landing tasks
  • Joint mobilisations
  • Biomechanics of functional ankle instability

Charlotte's research activities to date include:

  • Awarded her PhD entitled: The biomechanics of the dynamic defense mechanism from the University of Hertfordshire.
  • Supervised her first PhD student to completion in 2020. The thesis was entitled: Influence of chronic ankle instability on human movement: a three dimensional kinematic and electromyographic analysis.
  • Published peer-reviewed articles in the International Journal of Sports Medicine, Gait & Posture and BMJ Open.
  • Presented at a variety of conferences, the most recent being the International Olympic Committee conference in Monaco.

Commercial and public engagement

  • Previously Commercial Lead for Sport, Health and Exercise (2017-2020).
  • Collaborative research with the University of Birmingham and the University College Birmingham, entitled: The effect of cervical spine manual mobilisations on pain pressure thresholds and upper limb neurodynamics.
  • Collaborative research with the University of Birmingham writing a systematic reviews on behavioural change techniques in knee and hip osteoarthritis patients.

Teaching specialisms

  • Musculoskeletal anatomy
  • Functional anatomy
  • Clinical biomechanics
  • Electrotherapeutic modalities
  • Clinical placement supervision
  • Research design
  • Applied independent sports research project

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, The biomechanics of the dynamic defense mechanism, University of Hertfordshire

1 Sept 200725 May 2013

Award Date: 6 Sept 2013

External positions

External panel member for course approval, Birmingham Newman University

1 Sept 202318 Mar 2024

External Examiner, University of Worcester

1 Sept 202231 Aug 2025

External panel member for course approval, The University of Essex

1 Sept 202131 Jan 2022

External Examiner, Loughborough University

1 Sept 202031 Aug 2024

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