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Christine Smith

Dr Christine Smith

Deputy Head of Department

Summary

Christine is the Deputy Head of Allied Health Professions. Before joining SHU she was the Director for Sport, Exercise & Physiotherapy at the University of Salford. Prior to working in Higher Education she worked as a specialist physiotherapist in neurological rehabilitation and as Rehabilitation Co-ordinator in the NHS, where she established an integrated in-patient, out-patient and community rehabilitation service for people with complex disabilities. Her research interests are in the use rehabilitation technologies to promote recovery of sensory-motor function.

  • About

    Christine is the Deputy Head of Allied Health Professions. Her prime responsibility within this role is the pre-registration programme portfolio.  Before joining SHU she was the Director for Sport, Exercise & Physiotherapy at the University of Salford.  Prior to working in Higher Education she worked as a specialist physiotherapist in neurological rehabilitation and as Rehabilitation Co-ordinator in the NHS, where she established an integrated in-patient, out-patient and community rehabilitation service for people with complex disabilities.  
     
    Her research interests are in the use of technology to promote recovery of sensory-motor function.  Current projects are focused on the design and commercial development of Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) devices to promote recovery of upper limb function.  Her PhD thesis focused on usability engineering in the design and usability engineering of a Functional Electrical Stimulation system for upper limb rehabilitation.

  • Teaching

    Health And Wellbeing

    Physiotherapy

    • Design, evaluation and use of rehabilitation technologies
    • Functional Electrical Stimulation
    • Usability evaluation
    • Public involvement in research
    • Sensory-motor control
    • Neurological rehabilitation
    • Upper limb recovery
    • Vocational Rehabilitation
    • Service redesign

  • Research

    Co-investigator, National Institute for Health Research. A practical, yet flexible functional electrical stimulation system for upper limb functional rehabilitation. Grant awarded: £568,893.00. Commenced February 2014.

    • Telehealth – The effects on clinical outcomes, cost effectiveness and the patient experience: a systematic overview of the literature Funded by an educational grant from Tunstall Health Care Group Grant awarded: £17,000. Commenced October 2012 , (6 month project).
    • Design of a wellbeing programme for Fabry & Gaucher patients. Sponsored by SHIRE pharmaceuticals Grant awarded: £25,487.00. Commenced 2012, (6 month project)

  • Publications

    Journal articles

    Smith, C., Sun, M., Kenney, L., Howard, D., Luckie, H., Waring, K., ... Cotterill, S. (2019). A three-Site clinical feasibility study of a flexible functional electrical stimulation system to support functional task practice for upper limb recovery in people with stroke. Frontiers in Neurology, 10, 227. http://doi.org/10.3389/fneur.2019.00227

    Smith, C., Kenney, L., Howard, D., Waring, K., Sun, M., Luckie, H., ... Cotterill, S. (2018). Prediction of setup times for an advanced upper limb functional electrical stimulation system. Journal of Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies Engineering, 5. http://doi.org/10.1177/2055668318802561

    Sun, M., Smith, C., Howard, D., Kenney, L., Luckie, H., Waring, K., ... Finn, S. (2018). FES-UPP: A Flexible Functional Electrical Stimulation System to Support Upper Limb Functional Activity Practice. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 12, 449. http://doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2018.00449

    Young, R., Richards, E., Darji, N., Velpula, S., Smith, C., Broom, D., & Goddard, S. (2018). Power assisted exercise for people with complex neurological impairment : a feasibility study. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 25 (6), 262-271. http://doi.org/10.12968/ijtr.2018.25.6.262

    Sun, M., Kenney, L., Smith, C., Waring, K., Luckie, H.M., Liu, A., & Howard, D. (2016). A novel method of using accelerometry for upper limb FES control. Medical Engineering & Physics, 38 (11), 1244-1250. http://usir.salford.ac.uk/39186/

    Williamson, T., Kenney, L.P.J., Barker, A.T., Cooper, G., Good, T., Healey, J., ... Smith, C. (2015). Enhancing public involvement in assistive technology design research. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 10 (3), 258-265. http://doi.org/10.3109/17483107.2014.908247

    Hutchins, S.W., Miller, K., Stallard, J., Woollam, P.J., & Smith, C. (2011). Feasibility study for a controllable orthotic knee joint. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 6 (6), 536-545. http://doi.org/10.3109/17483107.2011.580901

    Tresadern, P., Thies, S.B., Kenney, L.P.J., Howard, D., Smith, C., Rigby, J., & Goulermas, J.Y. (2009). Simulating acceleration from stereophotogrammetry for medical device design. Journal Of Biomechanical Engineering, 131 (6). http://doi.org/10.1115/1.3118771

    Thies, S.B., Tresadern, P.A., Kenney, L.P.J., Smith, J., Howard, D., Goulermas, J.Y., ... Rigby, J. (2009). Movement variability in stroke patients and controls performing two upper limb functional tasks: a new assessment methodology. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 6 (2). http://doi.org/10.1186/1743-0003-6-2

    Thies, S.B., Tresadern, P., Kenney, L.P.J., Howard, D., Goulermas, J.Y., Smith, C., & Rigby, J. (2007). Comparison of linear acceleration from three measurement systems during “reach & grasp”. Medical Engineering & Physics, 29 (9), 967-972. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.medengphy.2006.10.012

    Sander, I., Roberts, D., Otto, O., Wolff, R., & Smith, C. (2006). Impact of the method of immersion on the naturalness and impression of balance and reach activities. International Journal on Disability and Human Development, 5 (2), 163-172. http://doi.org/10.1515/IJDHD.2006.5.2.163

    Taylor, P., Mann, G., Esnouf, J., Luckie, H., Waring, K., McFadden, C., ... Kenney, L. (n.d.). A randomised controlled trial of an accelerometer triggered functional electrical stimulation device for recovery of upper limb function in chronic stroke – The REAcH project. International Journal of Stroke. http://doi.org/10.1111/ijs.12374_3

    Tresadern, P.A., Thies, S.B., Kenney, L., Goulermas, J., Smith, C., Rigby, J., & Howard, D. (n.d.). Acceleration-based triggering of upper-limb FES using an artificial neural network. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering.

    Conference papers

    Smith, C., Kenney, L., Howard, D., Sun, M., Luckie, H., Warking, K., ... Merson, E. (2017). The feasibility of using a novel functional electrical stimulation system (FES-UPP) in clinical environments, to support upper limb functional task practice following stroke. In UKIFESS, London, UK.

    Smith, C., Kenney, L., Howard, D., Sun, M., Luckie, H., Waring, K., ... Merson, E. (2017). Factors affecting usage of a functional electrical stimulation system for upper limb rehabilitation. In AAATE Congress, Sheffield, UK.

    Sun, M., Kenney, L., Howard, D., Smith, C., Waring, K., Luckie, H., ... Merson, E. (2017). The design of an advanced functional electrical simulation system (FES-UPP) for upper limb rehabilitation. In UKIFESS, London, UK.

    Sun, M., Kenney, L., Smith, C., Waring, K., Luckie, H.M., & Howard, D. (2016). A flexible finite state controller for upper limb functional electrical stimulation. Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference of the International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society. http://usir.salford.ac.uk/39055/

    Taylor, P., Mann, G., Esnouf, J., Luckie, H.M., Waring, K., McFadden, C., ... Kenney, L.P.J. (2015). Accelerometer-triggered functional electrical stimulation for recovery of upper limb function in chronic stroke patients : A randomised trial. http://usir.salford.ac.uk/35403/

    Sun, M., Howard, D., Kenney, L.P.J., Smith, C.L., Waring, K., & Luckie, H.M. (2015). Novel methods of using accelerometry for upper limb FES control conference paper. In 5th Conference of the International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society (IFESS) UK & Ireland Chapter : Stimulating Technology for the Future. International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society (IFESS): http://usir.salford.ac.uk/38022/

    Cozens, J.A., Jackson, T., Henderson, K., Brough, S., Bhakta, B., Makower, S.G., ... Smith, C. (2013). A framework to aid adoption of automated rehabilitation devices into clinical practice: Synthesising and Interpreting Language for Clinical Kinematics (SILCK). IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics. http://doi.org/10.1109/ICORR.2013.6650403

    Smith, C., Kenney, L., Howard, D., Waring, K., Sun, M., & Hardiker, N.R. (2013). The relationship between impairment, functional ability, hand-arm task complexity and set-up difficulty for an Advanced FES Rehab Tool. In Fourth Conference of the UK and Ireland Chapter of the International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society (IFESSUKI). http://usir.salford.ac.uk/38962/

    Smith, C., Kenney, L., Howard, D., Waring, K., Williamson, T., Taylor, P., & Batty, R. (2011). Eliciting therapists requirements to inform the design of an advanced FES rehabilitation tool. Proceedings of the 1st European Conference on Design 4 Health, 299-310. https://research.shu.ac.uk/design4health/2011-official-proceedings

    Williamson, T., Ryan, J., Smith, C., Kenney, L., Howard, D., Cooper, G., ... Good, T. (2011). Public involvement in assistive technology research: evaluation of the impact of a user adviosry group on the design of FES for the lower limb. In Design4Health, Sheffield, Uk.

    Smith, C., & Williamson, T. (2010). Gathering users views for the dsign of rehabilitation technology devices. In AAATE, Sheffield, UK.

    Martin, R., Smith, C., Dodgeon, J., & Supyk, J. (2008). The realities of delivering IPE: the oasis in the desert. In Proceedings 1st International IPE Conference, Salford, UK.

    Tresadern, P., Thies, S., Kenney, L., Goulermas, J., Smith, C., Rigby, J., & Howard, D. (2007). Tools for the design of upper limb FES systems for people with stroke. In Proceedings of the 12th World Congress of ISPO, Vancouver, Canada.

    Thies, S.B., Tresadern, P., Kenney, L., Howard, D., Goulermas, Y., Smith, C., & Rigby, J.A. (2007). Use of an upper limb FES device for a drinking task: 2 case studies. In Porceeding of the 12th International FES Society Conference, Philadelphia.

    Kousidou, S., Tsagarakis, N.G., Smith, C., & Caldwell, D.G. (2007). Task-orientated biofeedback system for the rehabilitation of the upper limb. 2007 IEEE 10th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR'07, 376-384. http://doi.org/10.1109/ICORR.2007.4428453

    Thies, S.B., Tresadern, P.A., Kenney, L., Howard, D., Goulermas, Y., Smith, C., & Rigby, J.A. (2006). A virtual sensor tool to simulate accelerometers for upper limb FES triggering. In Proceeding of the 5th World Congress Biomechanics, Munich, Germany.

    Thies, S.B., Tresadern, P.A., Kenney, L., Howard, D., Goulermas, Y., Smith, C., & Rigby, J. (2006). Comparison of linear accelerations from three measurement systems during 'reach & grasp'. In Proceeding of the 9th International symposium on 3D analysis of human movement, Calenciennes, France.

    Thies, S., Tresadern, P., Kenney, L., Howard, D., Smith, C., Rigby, J., & Goulermas, J. (2006). A practical assessment tool for repeatability of upper limb movement in stroke. In Royal Academy of Engineering Futures Meeting, Durham, Uk.

    Kousidou, S., Tsagarakis, N., Caldwell, D.G., & Smith, C. (2006). Assistive exoskeleton for task based physiotherapy in 3-dimensional space. Proceedings of the First IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, 2006, BioRob 2006, 2006, 266-271. http://doi.org/10.1109/BIOROB.2006.1639097

    Book chapters

    Smith, C., Watson, A., & Connell, L. (2013). Neurological physiotherapy. In Tidy's Physiotherapy: Fifteenth Edition. (pp. 579-604). http://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-7020-4344-4.00026-2

    Reports

    Brettle, A.J., Brown, T.M., Hardiker, N.R., Radcliffe, J.N., & Smith, C. (2013). Telehealth: The effects on clinical outcomes, cost effectiveness and the patient experience: a systematic overview of the literature. Salford: University of Salford. http://usir.salford.ac.uk/29392/

    Theses / Dissertations

    Smith, C. (2015). Usability engineering in the design and evaluation of a functional electrical stimulation system for upper limb rehabilitation. (Doctoral thesis). http://usir.salford.ac.uk/36172/

    Presentations

    Sun, M., Howard, D., Kenney, L.P.J., Smith, C., Luckie, H.M., & Waring, K. (2016). A flexible control system of functional electrical stimulation (FES) for upper limb rehabilitation. Presented at: Medical Physics & Engineering Conference 2016

    Posters

    Sun, M., Howard, D., Kenney, L., Luckie, H., Waring, K., Williamson, T., ... Nolan, D. (2017). FES-UPP: an advanced functional electrical simulation system for upper limb rehabilitation. Presented at: STEM4Britain, London

  • Postgraduate supervision

    A new model of Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) for Vocational Rehabilitation - Tamara Brown

    A driving assessment screening tool for use with people with dementia.

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