Prof Robin Crompton

Professor Musculoskeletal Biology II


Research Grants
  • Development of 3D modelling method to aid study of primate behaviour patterns and support preferences in a complex 3D environment
  • Compliant interactions and limb mechanics during arboreal locomotion in tropical forest environments.
  • An optimization model of the metabolic costs of bipedal and quadrupedal gaits.
  • Primate skeletal form, biomechanics and evolution.
  • Development and validation of a numerical model of food comminution.
  • Effects of enrichment of the physical environment on locomotion and activity levels in captive Western lowland gorillas in the UK
  • A mechanical model of the foot of apes, applied to the fossil record.
  • Body size, mechanical energy costs and locomotor strategies in prosimian primates.
  • Pads versus claws: habitat use and locomotion/substrate interactions in a predator- and prey-pair in Madagascar: Cryptoprocta versus Propithecus.
  • Footprints: the science of walking on four and two feet.
  • A model for predicting the metabolic energy costs of bipedal and quadrupedal gaits from foot contact parameters.
  • The role of foot pressure in directional control and turning
  • Bipedalism or bipedalisms? Mechanical function of the early hominid foot.
  • Digital Conservation and Reconstruction of 'Fossilized Behaviour': the evolution of the human foot as revealed by ancient footprint trails
  • Saudi Embassy Bench Fees
  • Quadrupedalism, Climbing and Bipedalism: mechanical adaptation of great ape locomotion in the Miocene.
  • A three-dimensional hybrid rigid/finite elements model of the formation of contact, joint and soft tissue forces in the human foot, applied to analysis of the torque converter pronation mechanism.

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