Alan Cudlip

Lecturer, definite term
Alan Cudlip

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Research interests

My research is focused on fundamental biomechanics of the upper extremity. I focus on three primary research avenues: wrist and shoulder capacity across the population (age, sex, pathology), use of biomechanical and ergonomical perspectives to mitigate workplace injury and development of new techniques to measure capacity for researchers in academic and industry settings. Each of these avenues complement existing knowledge related to workplace musculoskeletal disorders and decreasing demands on our workers to improve capability throughout the lifespan.

Teaching expertise, tools and technologies

  • Shoulder and wrist biomechanics
  • Occupational biomechanics and ergonomics
  • Instrumentation
  • Electromyography
  • Human motion capture


KIN 121: Biomechanics of Human Movement

KIN 221 - Advanced Biomechanics

KIN 232 - Research Design and Statistics

KIN 425 - Biomechanical Modelling of Human Movement

KIN 611 - Biomechanics of Human Motion

KIN 612 - Instrumentation and Signal Processing

KIN 713 - Modelling the Human Musculoskeletal System


BSc Kinesiology, University of Waterloo

MSc Kinesiology, University of Waterloo

PhD Kinesiology, University of Waterloo

Canadian Certified Professional Ergonomist (CCPE)

Selected publications

See Google Scholar for full list of publications.