Clark Dickerson


Canada Research Chair in Shoulder Mechanics

Cross appointment with the Department of Systems Design, Faculty of Engineering

Clark Dickerson.

Contact information

Office: EXP 2684

Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 47844


Website: Digital Ergonomics and Shoulder Evaluation Laboratory (DIESEL)

Research interests

My overriding goal as a researcher is to produce new information to improve both working and general quality of life, with a particular focus on shoulder health and performance.

In summary, my research program aims to generate new knowledge in four major areas:

  • Fundamental shoulder function and dysfunction;
  • Creation and validation of mathematical models to predict shoulder demands
  • Applications of shoulder biomechanics to workplace injury prevention
  • Rehabilitative and preventative strategies for ensuring shoulder health

More information about previous and ongoing projects can be found on the website of my laboratory, Digital Ergonomics and Shoulder Evaluation Laboratory (DIESEL)

Graduate supervision and student opportunities

  • Research volunteer
  • Undergraduate thesis
  • MSc thesis
  • PhD thesis
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship

Please email me to discuss current available opportunities. 

Graduate studies application details

Teaching, expertise, tools and technologies 

  • Shoulder biomechanics
  • Digital human modeling
  • Ergonomics
  • Motion Capture
  • Upper limb biomechanics
  • Computational musculoskeletal modeling
  • In vitro analysis 


KIN 428: Upper Extremity Disorders
KIN 613: Modern Methods in Biomechanical Modeling


BSc, Alfred University 

MSc, Clemson University  

PhD, Michigan

​Selected publications

See Google Scholar for full list of publications.