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My PhD was an interspecies comparison of human and ovine spinal biomechanics that included kinematics, electromyography and magentic resonance imaging. From there I took up a post-doctoral position at the University of Edinburgh, where I continued my research work in the evaluation of muscle activation in low back pain. This work and my background as a physiotherapist have led me to develop a strong research interest in muscle morphology and electrophysiological behaviour in both rehabilitation and pain, and sport and performance.

Current research activities

  • Epimediology and risk factorsof running injuries
  • Efficacy of prehabilitation to prevent injuries in sport
  • Muscle morphology and electropysiological behaviour in low back pain

Desired research direction

My research goal is to develop rehabilitation-and sport-related muscle research at UWS, facilitated by a dedicated research group which will be recognised nationally and internationally.

Current teaching activities and interests

My main teaching activities include lecturing on the BSc Sport and Exercise Science degree, with a main focus on Anatomy, Functional Kinesiology, Biomechanics, and Research Methods. I am also part of the supervisory team of several PhD students in our department.

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Research Output 2009 2019

Muscle activity during aquatic and land exercises in people with and without low back pain

Psycharakis, S. G., Coleman, S. G. S., Linton, L., Kaliarntas, K. & Valentin, S., 23 Jan 2019, In : Physical Therapy. 99, 3, p. 297-310 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Low Back Pain

Age does not influence erector spinae muscle activity during treadmill walking and running in healthy adults

Valentin, S. & Licka, T., 9 Jul 2018, p. P1199-P1199. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Biomechanical Phenomena

An electromyographic study on the effects of slope and distance constraints on forearm muscle activity during golf putting

Finnie, K. P., Valentin, S., Gu, Y., Baker, J. S. & Ugbolue, U. C., 8 Jul 2018, p. P2155-P2155. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

limbs (animal)
Open Access
Wounds and Injuries
Cumulative Trauma Disorders
Trauma Centers
18 Downloads (Pure)

A sphere fitting approach to determine the hip joint centre of the horse

Valentin, S., Peham, C., Zsoldos, R. & Licka, T., 16 Mar 2017, In : Comparative Exercise Physiology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Hip Joint
Joints (anatomy)

Activities 2017 2018

  • 2 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Participation in conference

Inside Out Science 2018

Stephanie Valentin (Invited speaker)
7 Jun 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Who Owns Health?

Stephanie Valentin (Invited speaker)
25 May 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Inside Out Science @ UWS

Stephanie Valentin (Invited speaker)
8 Jun 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course