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My main area of research focuses on structural dynamics. In particular, human-structure interactions and pedestrian-induced vibrations during locomotive biomechanics and rhythmic activities, such as walking, jumping, and running. I am interested in both experimental testing and theoretical modelling. I have used system identification techniques to evaluate reduced-order empirical relationships directly from experimental measurements. This has enabled the fundamental characterisation of human rhythmic jumping, and the associated interactions, on stationary and flexibly oscillating structures. I am currently working on developing mathematical models and calibrating them with experimental measurements.

I have been using non-linear dynamics to capture and characterise the intricate human-structure interaction phenomena observed both in practice and the laboratory environment.

In 2019 I joined the Earthquake and Geotechnical Research Group as a Research Associate which has led to a recent research interest within Earthquake Engineering. 

Education/Academic qualification

University of Leicester

Oct 2011Jun 2016

Award Date: 19 Jul 2016

Keywords

  • Structural dynamics
  • Human-Structure Interactions
  • Pedestrian-Induced Vibrations
  • Applied biomechanics
  • Nonlinear dynamics
  • Earthquake Engineering

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  • Goldsmith Prize

    White, Rory E (Recipient), Jul 2016

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