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Elyse Passmore received her PhD from The University of Melbourne in October 2017, “Effect of lower-limb torsional deformities on muscle and joint function during gait”. This research was carried out as a collaboration with The Royal Children’s Hospital and Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Melbourne Australia. During her PhD studies Elyse was awarded the Diane Lemaire Scholarship for Women in Engineering.
Currently Dr Passmore is a Research Fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Melbourne and a Senior Biomedical Engineering at The Royal Children’s Hospital. Her current research focuses on understanding the biomechanics of pathological gait in children through the fusion of 3D motion capture technology and medical imaging to create personalised musculoskeletal models. Elyse is also part of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Centre of Research Excellence in Cerebral Palsy. As well as working with children Elyse is currently working as part of the Equine injury prevention program, investigating the effect of different racetrack surfaces on the loading of horse limbs during racing.
Elyse is this year’s recipient of the Yamagucchi Medal in gait and kinesiology for researchers up to seven years post PhD, which she will receive at the World Congress of Biomechanics in Dublin Ireland.
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