Dr Sarah Carter
Started at UWA: 2014
Podiatrist, biomechanist and researcher
My philosophy for teaching and learning is that the goal of teaching is to inspire students to self-learn and to support and guide them along the journey. Dr Sarah Carter
Podiatrist Dr Sarah Carter is a lecturer in all three years of the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Program at UWA. Dr Carter was part of the inaugural group of students to complete their Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine at UWA in 2009. A few years later, Dr Carter moved to Scotland where she completed a Master of Science in Motion Analysis with a thesis titled ‘Analysis of the kinetic and kinematic data in lower limbs during highland dancing’.
Dr Carter recently completed a joint PhD between UWA’s Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Division and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts at Edith Cowan University, entitled ‘Lower leg and foot contributions to turnout in pre-professional female dancers: A clinical and kinematic analysis’.
Dr Carter regularly presents at conferences, including the 2019 Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare Conference, 2019 and 2017 Australasian Podiatry Conference, the 2018 International Association for Dance Medicine and Science Conference in Helsinki, Finland, the 2017 event of the same name in Houston, United States and the 2016 event in Hong Kong. Dr Carter was also the invited guest speaker at the 2018 South Australian Podiatry Conference.
- Carter SL, Bryant AR, Hopper LS. An analysis of the foot in turnout using a dance specific 3D multi-segment foot model. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 12(1):10.
- Carter S. L, Duncan, R., Weidemann, A. L., & Hopper, L. S. (Online ahead of print). Lower leg and foot contributions to turnout in female pre-professional dancers: A 3D kinematic analysis. Journal of Sports Sciences.
- Carter, S. L, Sato, N., & Hopper, L. S. Kinematic repeatability of a multi-segment foot model for dance. Sports Biomechanics. 17:1, 48-66.
- Carter, S.L., Bryant, A. & Hopper, L.S. Lower leg and foot contributions to turnout in university-level female ballet dancers: A preliminary investigation. Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association.
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