Celia Clarke


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Personal profile

Academic Background

2010: Phd “Sensory function; use in assessment of spinal cord function and its role in neural control ok walking in humans.”

2005: MRes “Evidence of motor unit synchronization within erector spinae muscles during locomotion.”

1999: BSc (hons) Applied Human Physiology 

Administrative Posts

Module co-ordinator for Human Sciences for first year OT and PT undergratuates and first year OT and PT pre registration masters students. 


After completing BSc in Physiology at the University of Sunderland I obtained a MRes in Bioengineering at Strathclyde University. Between 2006 and 2010 I was appointed as a research associate at Strathclyde University and completed a PhD. In 2010 I was appointed as a lecturer in Movement Neurophysiology here at the University of East Anglia.

Teaching Interests

I currently teach on undergraduate, post graduate pre-registration and post registration courses. My teaching covers the following main areas;

Applied Human Physiology

The cell, tissue and organs, Muscular system,  Skeletal system, Nervous system, Endocrine system, Cardiovascular system, Lymphatic system, Respiratory system, Urinary system and exercise physiology.

Human movement

Biomechanical analysis.


Personal leadership skills, management skills,team building and team leading skills

Research Supervision

MSc in  Clinical Research (NIHR route) Chandrasekar Rathinam. Title: Evaluation of the validity of using a two dimensional software guided video analysis when assessing the gait of healthy adults. 

Key Research Interests

My focus of research is to enhance the recovery of function by identifying the neural mechanisms that control normal walking which can be used to develop and influence new rehabilitation methods.  For my PhD I investigated the role of sensory function in the recovery of walking of incomplete spinal cord injured patients by assessing Quantitative Sensory Tests (QSTs) and Somatosensory Evoked Potentials (SEPs). My current research includes neurophysiological, biomechanical, and muscle testing.

Conference Papers, Talks and Posters

Clarke CJ, Galen S, Allan DB, Conway BA. Correlations between recovery of ambulatory capacity and lower limb somatosensory evoked potentials in incomplete Spinal Cord Injury (iSCI).  American Society of Neurorehabilitation. 2010 Montreal, Canada.

Conway BA, Catton CJ, Galen S, Allan DB, Hunt K. Functional outcomes following assisted locomotor training in iSCI. Society for Neuroscience. 2009 Chicago, USA.

Galen S, Catton CJ, Hunt K, Allan DB, Conway BA. Changes in the innervation of the postvertebral muscles in iSCI following locomotor training. Society for Neuroscience. 2009 Chicago, USA.

Catton CJ, Conway BA. Somatosensory Evoked Potentials of The Posterior Tibial Nerve: Prediction and assessment of ambulatory capacity. Danish society for Neuroscience, May 2009, Denmark.

Galen SS, Catton CJ, Allan DB, Hunt KJ, Conway BA. Effect of Lokomat Training on Over ground Gait Parameters in Incomplete Spinal Cord Injured Subjects. Gait and Clinical  Movement Analysis Society, April 2008, Richmond, USA.

Galen SS, Catton CJ, Hunt KJ, Allan DB, Conway BA. Comprehensive evaluation of spinal cord function accompanying Lokomat rehabilitation in patients with incomplete spinal cord injury. Spinal Research Network Meeting, Sept 2008, London, UK.

Catton CJ, Galen SS, Hunt KJ, Allan DB, Conway BA. Sensory changes after robotic-assisted locomotor training in chronic patients with incomplete spinal cord injury.  British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine. May 2008, Birmingham.

Catton CJ, Conway BA. Evidence of motor unit synchronization within erector spinae muscles during locomotion. Society for Neuroscience. San Diego, USA.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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