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Mechanical & Materials Engineering

Spine Biomechanics Laboratory

The Spine Biomechanics Laboratory operates under the direction of Genevieve A. Dumas.

Research

Our research spans a wide domain of biomechanics including occupational and clinical applications. Areas of interest include musculoskeletal disorders associated with pregnancy and with various occupational hazards, anthropometry in different populations, and related research addressing population health in developing countries.

Current Projects

The effects of aging on spine stiffness
Body segment parameters of toddlers
Biomechanics of childbirth
Posture and lifting exposure of daycare workers

 

Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Personnel

Prof. Geneviève Dumas (Professor)

  • Dr. Andrea Hemmerich (NSERC Post-doctoral Fellow)
  • Tara Diesbourg (Ph.D. candidate)
  • Erika Jackson (M.Sc. student)

If you are a student thinking of applying to the Queen's Graduate School and are interested in pursuing a project in the area of spine biomechanics, or a related field, then send a letter of interest along with a resume to Dr. G.A. Dumas (dumasg@queensu.ca).