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Dr Hannah Rice

Dr Hannah Rice

Lecturer in Biomechanics

 4722

 +44 (0)1392 724722

 Richards Building RB108

 

Richard's Building, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK

Overview

I am a Biomechanist with an interest in understanding mechanisms for the development of lower limb overuse injuries, with a particular focus on stress fractures of the tibia and metatarsals. My research so far has involved runners (recreational and elite) and military recruits. The overall goal of my research is to improve understanding of why these injuries occur so that interventions can be identified that reduce their risk.

I am working on modelling approaches to estimate the stresses experienced by these bones during human movement. This involves gait analysis, inverse dynamics, musculoskeletal modelling, beam theory and finite element analysis. 

 

Qualifications

PhD, FHEA, MSc, BSc 

Career

I graduated from Loughborough University with a BSc in Mathematics and Sport Science before undertaking an MSc and PhD at the University of Exeter, under the supervision of Dr. Sharon Dixon. My PhD research investigated risk factors and mechanisms for stress fractures in military recruits. Following my PhD research, I worked at the Spaulding National Running Center, Harvard Medical School, in Cambridge, MA, USA, where I conducted postdoctoral research under the mentorship of Professor Irene Davis. This research aimed to improve the understanding of overuse lower limb injuries. Specifically, I focussed on two distinct areas during this postdoctoral training: gait retraining in individuals with an amputation; and the influence of different foot strike and footwear types on variables associated with lower limb running injuries. 

I was appointed as a Lecturer in Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Exeter in September 2015. Since starting as a Lecturer, I spent a focussed research period working with Professor Joseph Hamill at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, during which time we developed a musculoskeletal model to estimate tibial stresses. 

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Research

Research interests

Broad research specialisms:

  • Lower limb overuse running injuries
  • Mechanisms for tibial and metatarsal stress fractures
  • Musculoskeletal modelling
  • Influence of fatigue on bone stresses
  • Influence of load carriage on gait

Research projects

Hannah Rice ORCID

Publications:

Dixon, S., Nunns, M., House, C., Rice, H., Mostazir, M., Stiles, V., Fallowfield, J., Allsopp, A., 2018. Prospective study of biomechanical risk factors for second and third metatarsal stress fractures in military recruits. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport 0. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2018.06.015

 

Rice, H.M., Saunders, S.C., McGuire, S.J., O’Leary, T.J., Izard, R.M., 2018. Estimates of Tibial Shock Magnitude in Men and Women at the Start and End of a Military Drill Training Program. Mil Med. https://doi.org/10.1093/milmed/usy037

 

Rice, H., Patel, M., 2017. Manipulation of Foot Strike and Footwear Increases Achilles Tendon Loading During Running. Am J Sports Med 45, 2411–2417. https://doi.org/10.1177/0363546517704429

 

Rice, H., Nunns, M., House, C., Fallowfield, J., Allsopp, A., Dixon, S., 2017. A narrow bimalleolar width is a risk factor for ankle inversion injury in male military recruits: A prospective study. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 41, 14–19. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2016.11.001

 

Rice, H., Fallowfield, J., Allsopp, A., Dixon, S., 2017. Influence of a 12.8-km military load carriage activity on lower limb gait mechanics and muscle activity. Ergonomics 60, 649–656. https://doi.org/10.1080/00140139.2016.1206624

 

Rice, H.M., Jamison, S.T., Davis, I.S., 2016. Footwear matters: Influence of footwear and foot strike on load rates during running. Med Sci Sports Exerc 48, 2462–2468. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000001030

 

Nunns, M., House, C., Rice, H., Mostazir, M., Davey, T., Stiles, V., Fallowfield, J., Allsopp, A., Dixon, S., 2016. Four biomechanical and anthropometric measures predict tibial stress fracture: a prospective study of 1065 Royal Marines. Br J Sports Med bjsports-2015-095394.

 

Rice, H., Nunns, M., House, C., Fallowfield, J., Allsopp, A., Dixon, S., 2013. High medial plantar pressures during barefoot running are associated with increased risk of ankle inversion injury in Royal Marine recruits. Gait & Posture 38, 614–618. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2013.02.001

 

 

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Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Rice HM (In Press). Estimating tibial stress throughout the duration of a treadmill run. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Full text.
Rice H, Fallowfield J, Allsopp A, Dixon S (2019). Altered forefoot function following a military training activity. Gait & Posture, 74, 182-186. Full text.
Dixon S, Hales R, Carden PJC, Patel M, Davey T, Fallowfield J, Frederick EC, Rice H (2019). Changes in lower limb biomechanics and estimated tibial stress with different running footwear. Footwear Science, 11(sup1).
Dixon S, Nunns M, House C, Rice H, Mostazir M, Stiles V, Davey T, Fallowfield J, Allsopp A (2019). Prospective study of biomechanical risk factors for second and third metatarsal stress fractures in military recruits. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 22(2), 135-139. Abstract.  Full text.
Rice HM, Saunders SC, McGuire SJ, O'Leary TJ, Izard RM (2018). Estimates of Tibial Shock Magnitude in Men and Women at the Start and end of a Military Drill Training Program. Mil Med, 183(9-10), e392-e398. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Rice H, Nunns M, House C, Fallowfield J, Allsopp A, Dixon S (2017). A narrow bimalleolar width is a risk factor for ankle inversion injury in male military recruits: a prospective study. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon), 41, 14-19. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Dixon S, Rice H, Carden P, Patel M, Han S, Hales R, Davey T, Fallowfield J (2017). Changes in lower limb biomechanics and metatarsal stress fracture with different military boots. Footwear Science, 9, S134-S135.
Rice H, Fallowfield J, Allsopp A, Dixon S (2017). Influence of a 12.8-km military load carriage activity on lower limb gait mechanics and muscle activity. Ergonomics, 60(5), 649-656. Abstract.  Full text.
Rice H, Patel M (2017). Manipulation of Foot Strike and Footwear Increases Achilles Tendon Loading during Running. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 45(10), 2411-2417. Abstract.  Full text.
Davis IS, Rice HM, Wearing SC (2017). Why forefoot striking in minimal shoes might positively change the course of running injuries. Journal of Sport and Health Science, 6(2), 154-161. Abstract.
Rice HM, Jamison ST, Davis IS (2016). Footwear Matters: Influence of Footwear and Foot Strike on Load Rates during Running. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 48(12), 2462-2468. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Nunns M, House C, Rice H, Mostazir M, Davey T, Stiles V, Fallowfield J, Allsopp A, Dixon S (2016). Four biomechanical and anthropometric measures predict tibial stress fracture: a prospective study of 1065 Royal Marines. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 50(19), 1206-1210. Abstract.  Full text.
Rice H, Nunns M, House C, Fallowfield J, Allsopp A, Dixon S (2013). High medial plantar pressures during barefoot running are associated with increased risk of ankle inversion injury in Royal Marine recruits. Gait Posture, 38(4), 614-618. Abstract.  Author URL.

Conferences

Ellison M, Rice H, Akrami M, Javadi AA (2019). Developing a Finite Element Model to Investigate Second Metatarsal Stress During Running. UK Association for Computational Mechanics Conference 2019. 10th - 12th Apr 2019. Full text.
Ellison M, Javadi AA, Akrami M, Rice H (2019). Using a Finite Element Model to Investigate Second Metatarsal Stress During Running. International and American society of biomechanics (ISB/ASB 2019). 31st Jul - 4th Aug 2019. Abstract.  Full text.
Nunns M, Rice H, House C, Fallowfield J, Allsopp A, Stiles V, Dixon S (2013). A prospective study identifying risk factors for tibial stress fracture in Royal Marine recruits: initial findings.
Dixon S, Nunns M, House C, Rice H, Stiles V (2013). Ankle joint kinematics influence risk of third metatarsal stress fracture in military recruits.

Publications by year


In Press

Rice HM (In Press). Estimating tibial stress throughout the duration of a treadmill run. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Full text.

2019

Rice H, Fallowfield J, Allsopp A, Dixon S (2019). Altered forefoot function following a military training activity. Gait & Posture, 74, 182-186. Full text.
Dixon S, Hales R, Carden PJC, Patel M, Davey T, Fallowfield J, Frederick EC, Rice H (2019). Changes in lower limb biomechanics and estimated tibial stress with different running footwear. Footwear Science, 11(sup1).
Kenny M, Ellison M, Rice HM (2019). Code to digitise MR bone images and calculate properties of 'hollow' shape in Matlab: estimates cross-sectional area, area moment of inertia, product moment of area.  Abstract.  Full text.
Kenny M, Ellison M, Rice H (2019). Code to digitise MR bone images and calculate properties of shape: cross-sectional area, area moment of inertia, product moment of area.  Abstract.  Full text.
Ellison M, Rice H, Akrami M, Javadi AA (2019). Developing a Finite Element Model to Investigate Second Metatarsal Stress During Running. UK Association for Computational Mechanics Conference 2019. 10th - 12th Apr 2019. Full text.
Dixon S, Nunns M, House C, Rice H, Mostazir M, Stiles V, Davey T, Fallowfield J, Allsopp A (2019). Prospective study of biomechanical risk factors for second and third metatarsal stress fractures in military recruits. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 22(2), 135-139. Abstract.  Full text.
Ellison M, Javadi AA, Akrami M, Rice H (2019). Using a Finite Element Model to Investigate Second Metatarsal Stress During Running. International and American society of biomechanics (ISB/ASB 2019). 31st Jul - 4th Aug 2019. Abstract.  Full text.

2018

Rice HM, Saunders SC, McGuire SJ, O'Leary TJ, Izard RM (2018). Estimates of Tibial Shock Magnitude in Men and Women at the Start and end of a Military Drill Training Program. Mil Med, 183(9-10), e392-e398. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2017

Rice H, Nunns M, House C, Fallowfield J, Allsopp A, Dixon S (2017). A narrow bimalleolar width is a risk factor for ankle inversion injury in male military recruits: a prospective study. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon), 41, 14-19. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Dixon S, Rice H, Carden P, Patel M, Han S, Hales R, Davey T, Fallowfield J (2017). Changes in lower limb biomechanics and metatarsal stress fracture with different military boots. Footwear Science, 9, S134-S135.
Rice H, Fallowfield J, Allsopp A, Dixon S (2017). Influence of a 12.8-km military load carriage activity on lower limb gait mechanics and muscle activity. Ergonomics, 60(5), 649-656. Abstract.  Full text.
Rice H, Patel M (2017). Manipulation of Foot Strike and Footwear Increases Achilles Tendon Loading during Running. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 45(10), 2411-2417. Abstract.  Full text.
Davis IS, Rice HM, Wearing SC (2017). Why forefoot striking in minimal shoes might positively change the course of running injuries. Journal of Sport and Health Science, 6(2), 154-161. Abstract.

2016

Rice HM, Jamison ST, Davis IS (2016). Footwear Matters: Influence of Footwear and Foot Strike on Load Rates during Running. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 48(12), 2462-2468. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Nunns M, House C, Rice H, Mostazir M, Davey T, Stiles V, Fallowfield J, Allsopp A, Dixon S (2016). Four biomechanical and anthropometric measures predict tibial stress fracture: a prospective study of 1065 Royal Marines. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 50(19), 1206-1210. Abstract.  Full text.

2013

Nunns M, Rice H, House C, Fallowfield J, Allsopp A, Stiles V, Dixon S (2013). A prospective study identifying risk factors for tibial stress fracture in Royal Marine recruits: initial findings.
Dixon S, Nunns M, House C, Rice H, Stiles V (2013). Ankle joint kinematics influence risk of third metatarsal stress fracture in military recruits.
Rice H, Nunns M, House C, Fallowfield J, Allsopp A, Dixon S (2013). High medial plantar pressures during barefoot running are associated with increased risk of ankle inversion injury in Royal Marine recruits. Gait Posture, 38(4), 614-618. Abstract.  Author URL.

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  • Abdulaziz Altun
  • Matthew Ellison EPSRC DTP
  • Megan Kenny EPSRC DTP

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