The efficacy of snowboard wrist protector application
For her PhD, Caroline is aiming to develop a suitable methodology to assess the performance of snowboard wrist protectors. Despite the fact that injuries to the upper extremities are the most frequently reported injured body region in snowboarding, at present there is no internationally accepted standard for assessing the performance of snowboard wrist protectors. The aim is that Caroline's research will be able to inform the design and testing of snowboard wrist protectors, to reduce the risk of injury in this increasingly popular sport.
After graduating from Loughborough University with a first class Masters in Product Design Engineering in 2013, Caroline spent a year working as a project assistant within the Production Systems Division at Chalmers University in Gothenburg Sweden, before joining CSER in September 2014. Her dissertation involved working with a vet to develop a portable measuring system, to enable ground reaction forces and pressure distributions to be collected in horses, independent of a biomechanics laboratory environment. During her studies Caroline carried out industrial placements in France and Malaysia as well as an exchange year in Sweden.
In her spare time Caroline regularly trains and competes in pole vault. She won the Scottish Outdoor Championships in both 2013 and 2014 and is a member of the Sheffield Hallam Performance Athlete Support Program. She is also a keen explorer and enjoys travelling to new places and seeing how different cultures influence engineering, design and sport.
Adams, C., Berlin, C., Fantini, P., and Stahre, J. (2014). Mapping the Current Social Sustainability Practices of the European Manufacturing Industry . Swedish Production Symposium. Gothenburg, 16-18 September, 2014
Taghavi ,N., Adams, C., and Berlin, C. (2014). Social Sustainability KPIs in Operations Management: A Gap between the Reactive and the Proactive Stance. Swedish Production Symposium. Gothenburg, 16-18 September, 2014