Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Honorary Research Associate



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Enrica completed her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Bologna, Italy. She received an MSc in Bioengineering from the University of Strathclyde, (Glasgow), during which she developed an interest in human movement biomechanics and rehabilitation. Enrica went on to complete a PhD degree in Biomechanics from the University of Strathclyde. Her PhD investigated the effects of ankle-foot orthoses on the gait biomechanics of early stroke patients.

In 2013 she joined the MSk lab at Imperial College London, working as a Research Associate in the Centre for Medical Engineering Solutions in Osteoarthritis Centre of Excellence. Her worked focussed on the development of a new, user-centred, wearable sensor to guide and inform knee osteoarthritis rehabilitation. Enrica used both quantitative and qualitative research methods to develop the novel sensor to be acceptable for patients and health professionals and, accurate to monitor knee function and activities of daily living.

She is now working in between the MSk lab and the Department of Bioengineering collaborating with Professor Anthony Bull on a project part of the National Centre of Excellence for Musculoskeletal Health and Work funded by Arthritis Research UK and the Medical Research Council. The aim of the project is to identifying objective measures to predict and assess low back pain and their link with psychological factors. 



Papi E, Chiou S-Y, McGregor A, 2020, A feasibility and acceptability study on the use of a smartphone application to facilitate balance training in the ageing population, Bmj Open, Vol:10, ISSN:2044-6055

Papi E, Bull AMJ, McGregor AH, 2020, Alteration of movement patterns in low back pain assessed by Statistical Parametric Mapping, Journal of Biomechanics, Vol:100, ISSN:0021-9290, Pages:109597-109597

Lin D, Papi E, McGregor A, 2019, Exploring the clinical context of adopting an instrumented insole: a qualitative study of clinicians’ preferences in England, Bmj Open, Vol:9, ISSN:2044-6055, Pages:1-8

Adesida Y, Papi E, McGregor A, 2019, Exploring the role of wearable technology in sport kinematics and kinetics: a systematic review, Sensors, Vol:19, ISSN:1424-2818

Papi E, Bull A, McGregor A, 2019, Spinal segments do not move together predictably during daily activities, Gait and Posture, Vol:67, ISSN:0966-6362, Pages:277-283

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