International Society of Biomechanics
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Journal of Applied Biomechanics

Emma JohnsonEmma Johnson’s research interest in Biomechanics, began in the final year of her BSc (Hons) Biomedical Engineering in which she undertook an 8 month research project designing and developing a protocol for the mechanical testing of ankle joint stability after external arthrodesis. After obtaining a First Class classification in June 2001, Emma subsequently began her PhD studying the mechanical response of the human head to blunt impact with Dr. P.G. Young. This is a multi-disciplinary project and adopts a unique approach to examining mechanical damage to the brain by using different modelling techniques. Emma has presented at a number of national and international conferences and recently had an Original Article published in the Journal of Biomechanics.

In Feb 2005, Emma began her postdoctoral research on a Partnership in Public Awareness (PPA) project which uses novel techniques to generate 3D physical replicas of scanned plant and insect objects. These will become hands-on exhibits at the new Education Centre at the Eden Project, UK. As a result of this work, Emma is pursuing this line of work by undertaking an MSc in Science Communication after submission of her PhD thesis in September 2005.