Higher Degree by Research Candidate
Adelaide Medical School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
I am currently conducting multi-disciplinary research on the application of artificial intelligence to human gait analysis. Our research team aims to determine the utility of force platform data for gait based person re-identification using state-of-the-art deep learning methods. Previously, as part of my Honours project, I contributed to a research project on the mechanical and energetic effects of altered arch stiffness during human locomotion. Specifically, I assisted Dr Ryan Riddick in the design, development and evaluation of a novel rigid passive-elastic foot exoskeleton (i.e. shoe) that could be fitted with a mechanical spring along its under sole.
Date Position Institution name 2020 - 2023 PhD Candidate University of Adelaide
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Date Institution name Country Title 2014 - 2019 University of Queensland Australia Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences (Honours)
Date Title Institution name Country 2020 Deep Learning Specialization deeplearning.ai
Year Citation Duncanson, K., Thwaites, S., Booth, D., Abbasnejad, E., Robertson, W., & Thewlis, D. (n.d.). The Most Discriminant Components of Force Platform Data for Gait Based Person Re-identification.
Year Citation Duncanson, K., Thwaites, S., Booth, D., Abbasnejad, E., Robertson, W., & Thewlis, D. (n.d.). ForceID Dataset.
Australian Government Research Training Program Stipend;
Defence Science and Technology Group;
National Health and Medical Research Council (ID: 1126229).
In 2019, I was a practical demonstrator for first and second year Biomechanics at the University of Queensland. I tutored 120+ students and assisted with examination marking. Prior to that I conducted private tutorials at multiple colleges within the University of Queensland campus with small groups of 2-4 students. During my undergraduate degree I did one-on-one freelance tutorials, collectively assisting over two-dozen students.
I love teaching because it allows me to meet new people, share my perspectives on the world, and inspire others. I also enjoy refining my own knowledge and learning new ways to approach problems. Teaching is a great way to encourage new patterns of thought and behaviour that can redefine our lives. My mission is to communicate concepts in a manner that suits each individual so that they adopt a genuine passion for learning.
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