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Area of academic expertise - outline

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

Kinetic analysis of felines landing from different heights

Wang, M., Song, Y., Valentin, S., Baker, J. S. & Gu, Y., 12 Nov 2019, In : PeerJ. 7, e8007.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
55 Downloads (Pure)

Leadership skills in the higher education sector: a study of Scotland

Harrison, C., Collins, S., Gilardi, M., Reilly, C. A., Valentin, S., Balaraman, P. & Papadopoulou, C., 5 Sep 2019, British Academy of Management (BAM) 2019 Conference. British Academy of Management, 9 p. 437

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
  • 27 Downloads (Pure)
  • 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
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    48 Downloads (Pure)

    Sex differences in heel pad stiffness during a standing heel-rise task

    Ugbolue, U. C., Yates, E. L., Lam, W-K., Valentin, S., Baker, J. S. & Gu, Y., 31 Jul 2019.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

    Open Access
  • 18 Downloads (Pure)


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

    Leadership in Higher Education: A Study of the University of the West of Scotland

    Christian Harrison (Speaker), , Stephen Collins (Speaker), , Marco Gilardi (Speaker), , Christine Reilly (Speaker), , Stephanie Valentin (Speaker), , Pravin Balaraman (Speaker), & Constantina Papadopoulou (Speaker)

    27 Jun 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    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