Prof Robin Crompton

Professor Musculoskeletal Biology II

Research

Research Group Membership

Research Grants

Development of 3D modelling method to aid study of primate behaviour patterns and support preferences in a complex 3D environment

PRIMATE SOCIETY OF GREAT BRITAIN (UK)

March 2015 - August 2015

Compliant interactions and limb mechanics during arboreal locomotion in tropical forest environments.

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL (NERC)

September 2008 - September 2011

An optimization model of the metabolic costs of bipedal and quadrupedal gaits.

BIOTECHNOLOGY & BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL (BBSRC)

April 2002 - April 2005

Primate skeletal form, biomechanics and evolution.

LEVERHULME TRUST (UK)

January 2001 - December 2003

Development and validation of a numerical model of food comminution.

BIOTECHNOLOGY & BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL (BBSRC)

December 2001 - June 2005

Effects of enrichment of the physical environment on locomotion and activity levels in captive Western lowland gorillas in the UK

PRIMATE SOCIETY OF GREAT BRITAIN (UK)

March 2013 - August 2013

A mechanical model of the foot of apes, applied to the fossil record.

LEVERHULME TRUST (UK)

August 1999 - July 2002

Body size, mechanical energy costs and locomotor strategies in prosimian primates.

ROYAL SOCIETY (OST)

July 2007

Pads versus claws: habitat use and locomotion/substrate interactions in a predator- and prey-pair in Madagascar: Cryptoprocta versus Propithecus.

LEVERHULME TRUST (UK)

October 2008 - March 2012

Footprints: the science of walking on four and two feet.

BIOTECHNOLOGY & BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL (BBSRC)

January 2001 - December 2001

A model for predicting the metabolic energy costs of bipedal and quadrupedal gaits from foot contact parameters.

BIOTECHNOLOGY & BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL (BBSRC)

October 2000 - October 2003

The role of foot pressure in directional control and turning

ROYAL SOCIETY (CHARITABLE)

April 2012 - September 2014

Bipedalism or bipedalisms? Mechanical function of the early hominid foot.

LEVERHULME TRUST (UK)

January 2006 - September 2009

Digital Conservation and Reconstruction of 'Fossilized Behaviour': the evolution of the human foot as revealed by ancient footprint trails

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL (NERC)

May 2010 - September 2013

Saudi Embassy Bench Fees

ROYAL EMBASSY OF SAUDI ARABIA

April 2014 - March 2015

Quadrupedalism, Climbing and Bipedalism: mechanical adaptation of great ape locomotion in the Miocene.

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL (NERC)

December 1998 - December 2001

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.

ANATOMICAL SOCIETY OF GB & IRELAND (UK)

April 2005 - March 2008