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Dr Aleksandra Birn-Jeffery
MSci, PhD


All Publications


    • Gulle H, Prior T, Miller S, Birn-Jeffery AV and Morrissey D (2021). "Online questionnaire, clinical and biomechanical measurements for outcome prediction of plantar heel pain: feasibility for a cohort study." Journal of Foot and Ankle Research  vol. 14, (1)


    • Neal BS, Lack SD, Barton CJ, Birn-Jeffery A, Miller S and Morrissey D (2020). "Is markerless, smart phone recorded two-dimensional video a clinically useful measure of relevant lower limb kinematics in runners with patellofemoral pain? A validity and reliability study." Elsevier  Physical Therapy in Sport  vol. 43, 36-42.


    • Labonte D, Struecker MY, Birn-Jeffery AV and Federle W (2019). "Shear-sensitive adhesion enables size-independent adhesive performance in stick insects." Proceedings of The Royal Society B: Biological Sciences  vol. 286, (1913)
    • Neal BS, Barton CJ, Birn-Jeffery A and Morrissey D (2019). "Increased hip adduction during running is associated with patellofemoral pain and differs between males and females: A case-control study." Journal of Biomechanics  vol. 91, 133-139.
    • Hinds N, ANGIOI M, BIRN-JEFFERY AV and TWYCROSS-LEWIS R (2019). "A systematic review of shoulder injury prevalence, proportion, rate, type, onset, severity, mechanism and risk factors in female artistic gymnasts." Elsevier  Physical Therapy in Sport  vol. 35, 106-115.


    • Neal BS, Barton CJ, Birn-Jeffrey A, Daley M and Morrissey D (2018). "The effects & mechanisms of increasing running step rate: A feasibility study in a mixed-sex group of runners with patellofemoral pain." Physical Therapy in Sport  vol. 32, 244-251.
    • Daley MA and BIRN-JEFFERY AV (2018). "Scaling of avian bipedal locomotion reveals independent effects of body mass and leg posture on gait." Company of Biologists  Journal of Experimental Biology 
    • Lack S, Birn-Jeffery A, Beasley I and Morrissey D (2018). "Queen Mary University London: One of the longest established masters of sport and exercise medicine globally (continuing professional development series)." British Journal of Sports Medicine  vol. 52, (3) 206-207.



    • Higham TE, Birn-Jeffery AV, Collins CE, Hulsey CD and Russell AP (2015). "Adaptive simplification and the evolution of gecko locomotion: Morphological and biomechanical consequences of losing adhesion." Proceedings of The National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America  vol. 112, (3) 809-814.
    • Higham TE, Measey GJ, Birn-Jeffery AV, Herrel A and Tolley KA (2015). "Functional divergence between morphs of a dwarf chameleon: Differential locomotor kinematics in relation to habitat structure." Biological Journal of The Linnean Society  vol. 116, (1) 27-40.


    • Birn-Jeffery AV and Higham TE (2014). "The scaling of uphill and downhill locomotion in legged animals." Integrative and Comparative Biology  vol. 54, (6) 1159-1172.
    • Birn-Jeffery AV and Higham TE (2014). "Geckos significantly alter foot orientation to facilitate adhesion during downhill locomotion." Biology Letters  vol. 10, (10)
    • Blum Y, Vejdani HR, Birn-Jeffery AV, Hubicki CM, Hurst JW and Daley MA (2014). "Swing-leg trajectory of running guinea fowl suggests task-level priority of force regulation rather than disturbance rejection." Plos One  vol. 9, (6)
    • Birn-Jeffery AV, Hubicki CM, Blum Y, Renjewski D, Hurst JW and Daley MA (2014). "Don't break a leg: Running birds from quail to ostrich prioritise leg safety and economy on uneven terrain." Journal of Experimental Biology  vol. 217, (21) 3786-3796.


    • Birn-Jeffery AV, Miller CE, Naish D, Rayfield EJ and Hone DWE (2012). "Pedal Claw Curvature in Birds, Lizards and Mesozoic Dinosaurs - Complicated Categories and Compensating for Mass-Specific and Phylogenetic Control." Plos One  vol. 7, (12)
    • Birn-Jeffery AV and Daley MA (2012). "Birds achieve high robustness in uneven terrain through active control of landing conditions." Journal of Experimental Biology  vol. 215, (12) 2117-2127.


    • Blum Y, Birn-Jeffery A, Daley MA and Seyfarth A (2011). "Does a crouched leg posture enhance running stability and robustness?" Journal of Theoretical Biology  vol. 281, (1) 97-106.