Monica Russell

MSc Student

Monica Russell

Monica is a graduate student working towards a Master of Science in biomedical engineering under the supervision of Dr. Carolyn Emery and Dr. Brent Edwards. Monica attained a Bachelor of Science in biomechanics from the University of Calgary in April of 2020 and is an alumnus of the Dinos varsity women's soccer team.

Her research is focused on biomechanical differences between young adults with and without ankle sprain history, in the hopes of aiding the creation of new rehabilitation protocols to prevent the onset of ankle osteoarthritis. She completed a NSERC USRA grant during the summer of 2020 with physiatrist Dr. Ranita Manocha, looking at how crutch length affects upper body kinematics and muscle activation patterns. Monica is also a strength and conditioning coach, working with youth soccer teams to help with proactive injury prevention and injury rehabilitation. When not in the lab or the gym, you can usually find Monica in the mountains with her dog or at the local ice cream shop.

Awards and Distinctions

2022 University of Calgary Graduate Studies Scholarship

2021 Biomedical Engineering Academic Award

2021 John William Cooke Graduate Scholarship

2021 Alberta Graduate Excellence (AGES) Scholarship

2020 BSc in Biomechanics (with Distinction)

2020 NSERC URSA Recipient

2020 Top Undergraduate Student, Canadian Bone and Joint Conference

2017 Academic All-Canadian

2016 Academic All-Canadian



Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre
University of Calgary
2500 University Dr. NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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