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About this blog
For those of you who don’t know me I’m Richard Baker, Professor of Clinical Gait Analysis at the University of Salford. I’ve started this blog to give me a less formal opportunity to comment on what’s going on in the world of lower limb biomechanics and gait analysis. It has recently been adopted as a formal output of the CMAster Consortium which is developing Education and Training resources for clinical gait analysis.
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I try and confine work on this blog to my own time. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of my employers, the University of Salford. My comments are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Notice that this does not necessarily apply to some images I’ve incorporated or to some resources that are embedded in the blog. Please ask me if you’d like to use those.
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Prior to taking up my current role in 2010 I spent 9 years as Gait Analysis Service Manager at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. For part of this I also Directed the Centre for Clinical Research Excellence in Clinical Gait Analysis and Gait Rehabilitation. My research interests cover lower limb biomechanics, clinical gait analysis and gross motor function of children with cerebral palsy. I’ve published widely and have just completed a book to be published by Mac Keith Press in March 2013. There’s a little more information about me on my University profile and you can find a full list of my publications on my Google Scholar profile.