Carolyn A. Duncan
- SDC 121A
- Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology
- Affiliated Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
- Affiliated Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
My research primarily focuses on the factors that influence successful balance recovery to prevent falls and improve mobility. This includes environmental (e.g. lighting), task (e.g. load carrying) and individual factors (e.g. aging, cognitive and physical disorders, musculoskeletal injury). This research is currently focused on improving mobility for occupational, aging, and special populations.
- Mobility and postural control in aging and special populations
- Ergonomics and design of built environments for special populations
- Komisar, V., McIlroy, W. E., Duncan. C. A. (2019). A review of balance recovery in occupational environments: Insights to improve current practices and future research endeavors for preventing falls. IISE Transactions on Occupational Ergonomics and Human Factors, 7(2).
- Duncan, C. A., MacKinnon, S. N., Marais, J., Basset, F. (2018) Energy cost associated with moving platforms. PeerJ, 6, e5439.
- Duncan, C. A., Ingram, T. G., Mansfield, A., McIlroy, W. E., & Byrne, J. M. (2018). Differences in lower limb muscle activation and centre of pressure movement between expert workers and novices in simulated maritime environments. IISE Transactions on Occupational Ergonomics and Human Factors, 6(1), 21-31.
- Duncan, C. A., Hickey, C. J., & Byrne, J. M. (2018). The effects of a moving environment on postural control and task performance during manual materials handling, visual tracking and arithmetic tasks. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 66, 221-229.
- Schinkel-Ivy, A., Duncan, C. A. (2018). The effects of short-term and long-term experiences on co-contraction of lower extremity postural control muscles during continual support-surface perturbations. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 39, 42-48.