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Ben Stansfield is a Senior Lecturer in Health Engineering and a Chartered Mechanical Engineer. Ben converted to a Biomechanics specialism with MSc and PhD studies at Strathclyde University in Glasgow. Ben currently leads the Active Living Research Group in the Institute for Applied Health Research with a focus on the development of methods for measuring physical activity and sedentary behaviour.
Ben has extensive experience of 3D motion and force analysis in the lower and upper limbs. His work is now focused on the free-living context, measuring physical activity and sedentary behaviour with miniaturised body worn sensors.
Current projects include the investigation of physical activity of children (EPSRC) and people undergoing hip replacement, also tremor in multiple sclerosis (MS Society).
Ben Stansfield’s research interests are:
Dall PM, McCrorie PRW, Granat MH, Stansfield BW (2013), Step accumulation per minute epoch is not the same as cadence for free-living adults. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.
Granat M, Bussman H, Lovell N, Owen N, Salmon J, Stansfield B (2012) 2nd International Conference on Ambulatory Monitoring of Physical Activity and Movement (Editorial), Focus Issue of Physiological Measurement, 33.
McCrorie PR, Duncan E, Granat MH, Stansfield BW (2012), The prevalence of upright non-stepping time in comparison to stepping time in 11-13 year old school children across seasons, Physiological Measurement, 33, 1901-1912.
Tang KT, Spence WD, Maxwell D and Stansfield BW (2012), Validity of method to quantify trans-tibial amputees’ free-living prosthetic wearing times and physical activity levels when using suction suspension sockets. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 49(3), 427-438.
Carse B, Thomson A, Stansfield B (2011), A novel device for evaluating forces during the dynamic jar opening action – Do older and younger adults do things differently? Medical Engineering and Physics Vol. 33, 521-525.
Gíslason MK, Stansfield B, Nash DH (2010), Finite element model creation and stability considerations of complex biological articulation: The human wrist joint, Medical Engineering and Physics Vol. 32, No. 5, pp523-531.
Carse B, Thomson A, Stansfield B (2010), Use of biomechanical data in the Inclusive Design process: Packaging design and the older adult, Journal of Engineering Design Vol. 21, No. 2-3, April-June 2010, pp289-303.
Curtis DJ, Bencke J, Stebbins JA, Stansfield B (2009) Intra-rater repeatability of the Oxford foot model in healthy children in different stages of the foot roll over process during gait, Gait & Posture, Vol.30,pp118-121.
Hillman S, Stansfield B, Richardson A, Robb J (2009), Development of temporal and distance parameters of gait in normal children, Gait and Posture, 29, pp81-85.
Stansfield BW, Nicol AC, Paul JP, Kelly IG, Graichen F, Bergmann G (2003), Direct comparison of calculated hip joint contact forces with those measured using instrumented implants. An evaluation of a three-dimensional mathematical model of the lower limb, Journal of Biomechanics, Vol.36, No.7, pp929-936.
Stansfield BW, Hazlewood ME, Hillman SJ, Lawson AM, Loudon IR, Mann AM, Robb JE (2003), Normalisation of gait data in children, Gait and Posture, Vol.17, pp81-87.
Stansfield BW, Hazlewood ME, Hillman SJ, Lawson AM, Loudon IR, Mann AM, Robb JE (2001), Sagittal joint angles, moments and powers are predominantly characterised by speed of progression, not age, in 7 to 12 year old normal children walking at self-selected speeds, Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, Vol.21, No.3, pp403-411.
McBrearty D, McCrorie P, Granat M, Duncan E, Stansfield B (2013), What is the Relationship Between Self-reported Physical Activity Intensity and Objective Outcomes? ICAMPAM, Amherst, USA.
Sellers C, Granat M, Grant M, Stansfield B (2013), Associations between Daily Postural Transitions and Weight Status in 9-11 year old School Children. ICAMPAM, Amherst, USA.
Jeldi A, Grant M, Granat M, McDonald D, Deakin A, Allen D, Stansfield B (2013), Objective measurement of physical activity levels in hospital following total hip replacement whilst undergoing the enhanced recovery programme. CMAS, Glasgow, UK.
Sellers C, McCrorie P, Grant M, Granat M, Stansfield B (2013), The free-living physical activity behaviour of a child with cerebral palsy in comparison to an age matched reference group of typically developing children. CMAS, Glasgow, UK.
McCrorie P, Duncan E, Granat M, Stansfield B (2012), Is stepping time a constant proportion of upright time in 11-13 year old school children between seasons? ICPAPH, Sydney, Australia.
McCrorie P, Duncan E, Granat M, Stansfield B (2012), Differences in distribution of daily stepping between genders and seasons in 11-13 year olds. ICPAPH, Sydney, Australia.
Stansfield B, McCrorie P, Granat M, Dall P (2012), The description of stepping activity using minute epochs. How much of each minute do we walk? ICPAPH, Sydney, Australia.
Stansfield B, McCrorie P, Granat M, Dall P (2012), What is ‘Cadence’ and why do we need an unambiguous definition? ICPAPH, Sydney, Australia.
McCrorie P, Duncan E, Granat MH, Stansfield BW (2011), The relationship between standing and stepping time as contributors to upright time in 11-13 year old Scottish school children across seasons, ICAMPAM, Glasgow, UK.
McCrorie P, Duncan E, Granat MH, Stansfield BW (2011), Seasonal variation and sex differences in the distribution of stepping in 11-13 year old Scottish school children, ICAMPAM, Glasgow, UK.
Lau HC, Stansfield B, Wearing S, Solomonidis S, Spence W (2010), Low-cost shear stress distribution measurement: Is it possible?, WCB, Singapore.
Lau HC, Wearing S, Stansfield B, Solomonidis S, Spence W (2010), Low-cost bi-axial shear stress transducer: a step closer to shear distribution measurement, iFAB, Seattle, USA.
Carse B, Thomson A, Stansfield B (2009), 3D wrist kinetics during motion analysis of jar and bottle opening in older adults, ISB Cape Town, SA.
Gislason MK, Stansfield B, Nash DH (2009), Loading on the scapho-trapezium-trapezoid joint during gripping, ISB Cape Town, SA.
Tang KT, Spence WD, Simpson D, Richardson A, Maxwell D, Stansfield BW (2009), The number of sit-to-stand transitions in relation to time upright and steps taken in children with cerebral palsy, Gait & Posture 30S p94:P20 (ESMAC London UK).
Tang KT, Spence WD, Simpson D, Richardson A, Maxwell D, Stansfield BW (2009), Sedentary period characterisation of subjects with cerebral palsy during 7 days monitoring using an accelerometer based device, ESMAC London UK.
Tang KT, Spence WD, Simpson D, Richardson A, Maxwell D, Stansfield BW, (2008), Multi-day physical activity monitoring in people with cerebral palsy, ICAMPAM 21-24 May, Rotterdam, Netherlands.