Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Honorary Research Associate







7L13Charing Cross HospitalCharing Cross Campus





Lynsey's research focusses on improving health and quality of life for people with long standing health conditions. Lynsey originally studied Sports Science at the University of Portsmouth, achieving 1st Class Honours and an award for highest academic achievement. She went on to complete her PhD at Kings College London, involving a multi-centre study to investigate the health benefits of functional electrical stimulation cycling for people with spinal cord injury (1st FES Sports Day). Lynsey subsequently continued her work in this area, attempting to understand the causes of extreme muscle fatigue during this type of exercise.

In 2009, Lynsey moved to Imperial College London to complete a short post-doctoral position under the supervision of Dr Paul Strutton. This project investigated the effects of energy drinks on central fatigue using neurophysiological techniques including Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. Lynsey then gained a 4-year post-doctoral position within the Medical Engineering Solutions in Osteoarthritis Centre, under the supervision of Professor Alison McGregor.  Her research in the centre focusses on biomechanical adaptations in people with osteoarthritis affecting the knee joint. Lynsey has used motion capture to build up a database of walking patterns from over 200 people.



Duffell LD, Mushtaq J, Masjedi M, et al., 2014, The knee adduction angle of the osteo-arthritic knee: A comparison of 3D supine, static and dynamic alignment, Knee, Vol:21, ISSN:0968-0160, Pages:1096-1100

Kotti M, Duffell LD, Faisal AA, et al., 2014, The Complexity of Human Walking: A Knee Osteoarthritis Study, Plos One, Vol:9, ISSN:1932-6203

Duffell LD, Southgate DFL, Gulati V, et al., 2014, Balance and gait adaptations in patients with early knee osteoarthritis, Gait & Posture, Vol:39, ISSN:0966-6362, Pages:1057-1061

Duffell LD, Hope N, McGregor AH, 2014, Comparison of kinematic and kinetic parameters calculated using a cluster-based model and Vicon's plug-in gait, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part H-journal of Engineering in Medicine, Vol:228, ISSN:0954-4119, Pages:206-210

Varma RK, Duffell LD, Nathwani D, et al., 2014, Knee moments of anterior cruciate ligament reconstructed and control participants during normal and inclined walking, Bmj Open, Vol:4, ISSN:2044-6055

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