Victoria completed her undergraduate degree in anthropology at the University of Durham. She developed a particular interest in medical anthropology, specifically human adaptations to and the health benefits of exercise and physical activity. Victoria went on to complete a master’s degree in Sport and Exercise Physiology at the University of Bangor and qualify as a personal trainer and exercise specialist with the National Academy of Sports Medicine USA and Wright Foundation UK. During her PhD in Health and Social Care Research at King's College London (funded by the Physiotherapy Research Foundation UK), Victoria used both quantitative and qualitative research methods to explore the effectiveness and acceptability of exercise and physical activity for improving disability and health status in people with rheumatoid arthritis.
Victoria's work within the MSk Lab at Imperial College London focuses on understanding the gait characteristics of people with lower limb osteoarthritis. She evaluates kinetic, spatial and temporal gait characteristics using a treadmill instrumented with force plates, enabling her to explore the ways in which gait responds to stresses induced by progressive speeds and inclinations. Victoria is also currently developing a project that aims to understand the sounds generated by knees whilst walking, and the potential application of this information for providing an inexpensive and noninvasive indicator of osteoarthritis severity and early pathology.
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