Mr Qichang Mei

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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy

Biography

Mr. Qichang Mei graduated from Hubei University (China) in 2012 with a Bachelor degree in Human Movement Science and second degree in English Literature. Following this, he spent three years researching towards a Master’s degree in Human Movement Science (Sports Biomechanics) from Ningbo University (China), and graduated with a Zhejiang Province Distinction Award in 2016. He was awarded a New Zealand China Doctoral Research Scholarship (from the NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade) to begin his PhD in 2017 at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute.

Research | Current

Thesis

The influence of foot morphology on foot biomechanics

Qichang has focused on foot and running biomechanics since his Master’s study. His PhD research will focus on foot biomechanics and foot morphology. His PhD will include experimental gait biomechanics, and computational FE modelling of two distinct foot shapes (the abducted hallux of Chinese origin and adducted hallux of Indian origin). A further component of his work will evaluate the biomechanics of Chinese women with bound feet, also known as 'San Cun Jin Lian' in Chinese. 

Understanding the influence of foot morphology on foot biomechanics will inform development of customized footwear for individuals with different foot shapes.

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Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Mei, Q., Gu, Y., Xiang, L., Yu, P., Gao, Z., Shim, V., & Fernandez, J. (2019). Foot shape and plantar pressure relationships in shod and barefoot populations. Biomechanics and modeling in mechanobiology10.1007/s10237-019-01255-w
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Justin Fernandez, Vickie Shim
  • Yu, P., Xiang, L., Liang, M., Mei, Q., Baker, J. S., & Gu, Y. (2019). Morphology-related foot function analysis: Implications for jumping and running. Applied Sciences (Switzerland), 9 (16).10.3390/app9163236
  • Mei, Q., Xiang, L., Gu, Y., & Fernandez, J. (2019). FOOT PRONATION INCREASED MEDIAL KNEE LOADING AFTER LONG DISTANCE RUNNING. Paper presented at World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases (WCO-IOF-ESCEO), Paris, FRANCE. 4 April - 7 April 2019. OSTEOPOROSIS INTERNATIONAL. (pp. 2).
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Justin Fernandez
  • Mei, Q., Gu, Y., Shim, V., & Fernandez, J. (2019). Relating foot morphology and plantar pressure in shod and barefoot populations. Footwear Science, 11 (sup1), S23-S25. 10.1080/19424280.2019.1606058
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Justin Fernandez
  • Mei, Q., Gu, Y., Xiang, L., Baker, J. S., & Fernandez, J. (2019). Foot Pronation Contributes to Altered Lower Extremity Loading After Long Distance Running. FRONTIERS IN PHYSIOLOGY, 1010.3389/fphys.2019.00573
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Justin Fernandez
  • Wu, C., Hao, W., Mei, Q., Xiao, X., Li, X., & Sun, W. (2019). Strategies of elite Chinese gymnasts in coping with landing impact from backward somersault. PeerJ, 710.7717/peerj.7914
  • Mei, Q., Gu, Y., & Fernandez, J. (2019). A biomechanical assessment of running with hallux unstable shoes of different material stiffness. Acta of bioengineering and biomechanics, 21 (1), 121-128.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Justin Fernandez
  • Wang, M., Fu, L., Gu, Y., Mei, Q., Fu, F., & Fernandez, J. (2018). Comparative Study of Kinematics and Muscle Activity Between Elite and Amateur Table Tennis Players During Topspin Loop Against Backspin Movements. JOURNAL OF HUMAN KINETICS, 64 (1), 25-33. 10.1515/hukin-2017-0182
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Justin Fernandez

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AUCKLAND BIOENGINEERING HOUSE - Bldg 439
70 SYMONDS ST
GRAFTON
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand

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