Shortland, Adam

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Consultant clinical scientist

Dr Adam Shortland

Area of expertise: gait analysis, biomechanics

Languages spoken: French


Dr Adam Shortland is a consultant clinical scientist and the manager of the one small step gait laboratory. He is also an honorary senior lecturer at King's College London in the division of Imaging Sciences and Biomedical Engineering and the course director of the MSc Clinical Sciences (clinical engineering).

Adam has worked at the one small step gait laboratory since it opened in 1998. He has clinical interests in rehabilitation and clinical measurement, and research interests in gait and muscle development, particularly in cerebral palsy.

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Education and training

  • 1989: PhD Medical Physics – University of Sheffield

Specialist interests

  • gait analysis
  • biomechanics

Research interests

  • gait and muscle development in children with cerebral palsy


  • 2011: Award for research excellence – Sports Aiding Medical Research for Kids (SPARKS)




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