Dr. Chelsea Starbuck

Salford Business School

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Contact Details

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Current positions

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Biography

Chelsea joined the University as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in April 2016. Chelsea is currently based at the Manchester Institute of Health and Performance (MIHP). Chelsea’s role at the MIHP includes developing biomechanical assessments for elite athletes as well as contributing to a number of research projects. Chelsea’s research includes lower body biomechanics during sport specific movements, shoe-surface interactions and biomechanical factors associated with ankle and knee injuries and the development of knee osteoarthritis. Chelsea’s PhD was a collaborative project with the International Tennis Federation working with existing projects to understanding players’ perceptions and biomechanical response to tennis surfaces to provide recommendations and validations for the development of mechanical tests to better characterise tennis surfaces. Chelsea previously lectured at the University of St Mark and St John on a range of degree programmes including Sport and Health Sciences, Sport Therapy, Physical Education (BEd) and Strength and Conditioning. 

Research Interests

Chelsea’s research includes lower body biomechanics during sport specific movements, shoe-surface interactions and biomechanical factors associated with ankle and knee injuries and the development of knee osteoarthritis.

Qualifications and Memberships

Qualifications

2015: PG Cert. Professional Development: Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: University of St Mark and St John

2015: PhD. Sport and Health Sciences: University of Exeter

2010: MSc. Sport and Exercise Medicine:  University of Exeter

2009: BSc. (Hons) Exercise and Sports Science: University of Exeter