Qualifications and memberships
Academic and research interests
My research interest lies in the use of exercise and physical interventions for the management of musculoskeletal conditions in older populations. In addition to this, I also have an interest in the effects of ultra distance sport on the musculoskeletal system amongst other physiological systems. I conduct research in the following areas:
Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics
Spain L, Yang L, Wilkinson JM, McCloskey E. (2021) Transmission of whole body vibration - Comparison of three vibration platforms in healthy subjects. Bone. Mar;144:115802.
Spain L. & Cheneler, D. (2020). Acoustic Monitoring of Joint Health, Data Acquisition - Recent Advances and Applications in Biomedical Engineering, Bartłomiej Płaczek, IntechOpen,
Daniela K. Schlüter, Lucy Spain, Wei Quan, Harry Southworth, Nicola Platt, Joe Mercer, Lik-Kwan Shark, John C. Waterton, Mike Bowes, Peter J. Diggle, Mandy Dixon, Jane Huddleston, John Goodacre. (2019) Use of acoustic emission to identify novel candidate biomarkers for knee osteoarthritis. Plosone
Spain L, Rajoub B, Schlüter D, Waterton J, Bowes M, Shark LK, Diggle P, Goodacre J. Biomarkers for Knee Osteoarthritis: New Technologies, New Paradigms. Clinical Rheumatology (2015).
John Goodacre, Daniela K Schlueter, Lik-Kwan Shark, Lucy Spain, Nicola Platt, Nicola Platt, Joe Mercer, John C Waterton, Mike Bowes, Mandy Dixon, Jane Huddleston; 097 Identifying novel acoustic emission biomarkers for use in knee osteoarthritis clinical trials, Rheumatology, Volume 57, Issue suppl_3, 1 April 2018.