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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