Dr Craig Childs

Teaching Fellow

Biomedical Engineering


Personal statement

Dr Craig Childs is a Teaching Fellow in Biomedical Engineering, with a background in mechanical and biomedical engineering and a doctorate in the application of implanted devices for assisting human movement. He teaches rigid body biomechanics to all levels, focussing on prosthetics, orthotics and sport rehabilitation applications. Dr Childs manages the department's Motek Forcelink CAREN facility, applying his expertise in use of technology (e.g. VR, IMUs) for upper and lower limb rehabilitation, with a particular interest in stability and cognitive load. 

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Qualitative analysis of the effect of visualisation during stability training for people with chronic ankle instability
Forsyth Lauren Emma, Childs Craig
British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Annual Conference (2023)
Clinical usability of a stability-based package using visualisation : a retrospective analysis
Forsyth Lauren Emma, Childs Craig
BioMedEng23 (2023)
Human-in-the-loop layered architecture for control of a wearable ankle–foot robot
Martinez-Hernandez Uriel, Firouzy Sina, Mehryar Pouyan, Meng Lin, Childs Craig, Buis Arjan, Dehghani-Sanij Abbas A
Robotics and Autonomous Systems Vol 161 (2023)
Functional quadriceps reconstruction : 3D gait analysis, EMG and environmental simulator outcomes
Lo Steven, Childs Craig, Mahendra Ashish, Young Peter, Carse Bruce
Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery Vol 75, pp. 3924-3937 (2022)
A pilot randomised control trial of the efficacy of stability-based training with visualisation for people with chronic ankle instability
Forsyth L, Bonacci J, Childs C
Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing Vol 60, pp. 1199-1209 (2022)
Perception of stability correlates with objective performance of dynamic stability for people with chronic ankle instability
Forsyth L, Pourkazemi F, Al Adal S, Hiller C E, Childs C R
Sport Sciences for Health Vol 18, pp. 823-829 (2021)

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Professional Activities

Realtime feedback in biomechanics
Short-term Lower Limb Mechanics During Stair Descent and Downhill Gait in Total Knee Arthroplasty Patients

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Building Evacuation Dynamics Simulation Pilot Study
Childs, Craig (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 28-Jan-2023
Game development of a stability-based leaping activity for people with chronic ankle instability
Forsyth, Lauren Emma (Principal Investigator) Childs, Craig (Principal Investigator)
Assessing game difficulty and enjoyment for a leaping game using virtual reality
01-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2020

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Dr Craig Childs
Teaching Fellow
Biomedical Engineering

Email: craig.childs@strath.ac.uk
Tel: 548 2228