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Dr. Gillian Hatfield

Dr. Gillian Hatfield, PhD

Assistant Professor

Faculty of Health Sciences, Kinesiology

Chilliwack campus at CEP , A3442

Phone: 604-504-7441 ext. 2209

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Biography

After completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Mount Allison University in 2004, Gillian graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy in 2007. She worked clinically for two years in private practice while completing a Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation Research. Following her MSc degree, Gillian obtained a PhD in Biomedical Engineering at Dalhousie University in 2013, where her research focused on developing prediction models for knee osteoarthritis progression based on gait biomechanics. 

In 2014 Gillian began a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of British Columbia in the Department of Physical Therapy. She worked there, while teaching Biomechanics and Topics in Human Nutrition at Douglas College until September 2016, when she began working at the University of the Fraser Valley full time.

Education

  • PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, 2009–2013
  • MSc in Rehabilitation Research, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, 2007–2009
  • BSc in Physiotherapy, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, 2004–2007
  • BSc in Biology/Chemistry, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB, 2000–2004

Teaching Interests

Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Anatomy and Physiology

Research Interests

Gillian’s research interests lie in biomechanics and muscle activation patterns in those with knee osteoarthritis. She is particularly interested in identifying risk factors for knee osteoarthritis progression, and evaluating the effects of conservative interventions on these risk factors.

Presentations

Conference podium presentations

Napier C, Hatfield G, Taunton JE, Hunt MA. The effect of fatigue on the biomechanics of recreational runners with patellofemoral pain. American College of Sports Medicine. San Diego, USA, 2015.

Hatfield G, Stanish W, Dunbar M, Astephen Wilson J, Hubley-Kozey C. Three-dimensional lower limb biomechanics during gait predict progression to total knee arthroplasty. World Congress on Osteoarthritis. Paris, France, 2014.

Hatfield G, Stanish W, Dunbar M, Astephen Wilson J, Hubley-Kozey C. Overall Magnitude Of Loading And Inability To Unload During Stance Predict Progression To Total Knee Arthroplasty. Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting. New Orleans, USA, 2014.

Hatfield G, Stanish W, Hubley-Kozey C. Three-dimensional knee biomechanics during gait predict knee osteoarthritis progression. World Congress on Osteoarthritis. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 2013

Hubley-Kozey C, Hatfield G, Stanish W. Muscle activation differences during walking exist in those with moderate knee osteoarthritis who progress to total knee arthroplasty and those that do not. World Congress on Osteoarthritis. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 2013

Astephen Wilson JL, Hatfield G, Stanish W, Hubley-Kozey C. Asymptomatic individuals with radiographic evidence of knee osteoarthritis walk with different knee mechanics patterns than symptomatic individuals with the same radiographic evidence. World Congress on Osteoarthritis. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 2013

Hatfield Murdock G, Hubley-Kozey C, Dunbar M. Pre-Total Knee Arthroplasty Gait Analysis Predicts Post-Operative Changes in Function and Joint Loading. Canadian Orthopaedic Research Society. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 2012.

Hatfield G, Hubley-Kozey C, Stanish W. Quadriceps Impairment Affects Lower Extremity Joint Moments During Gait in Young Adults. Canadian Society of Biomechanics. Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 2010.

Hatfield G, Hubley-Kozey C, Dunbar M. Effect of Total Knee Arthroplasty on the Total Support Moment During Gait. Canadian Society of Biomechanics. Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 2010.

Hatfield G, Hubley-Kozey C, Deluzio K, Dunbar M. A Comparison of the Knee Moments and Muscle Activation Patterns in Medial vs Lateral Compartment Knee Osteoarthritis. Combined American and Canadian Orthopaedic Research Society. Quebec City, Canada, 2008.

Hatfield G, Hubley-Kozey C, Stanish W. The Effects of Concentric Quadriceps Fatigue on Knee Angles and Knee Moments in Young Sedentary Females. Combined American and Canadian Orthopaedic Research Society. Quebec City, Canada, 2008.

Hatfield G, Boulay J, Cameron C, Michaud L, Oliver B. The Effects of Concentric Quadriceps Fatigue on Knee Angles and Knee Moments During Gait in Young, Healthy Females. Canadian Physiotherapy Association Congress, Ottawa Ontario, 2008.

Hatfield G, Hubley-Kozey C, Deluzio K, Dunbar M. The Effect of Total Knee Replacement Surgery on Muscle Strength and Patient Function. Canadian Orthopaedic Research Society. Halifax, Canada, 2007.

Hatfield G, Hubley-Kozey C, Deluzio K, Dunbar M. Does Total Knee Replacement Surgery Improve Muscle Strength or is Therapeutic Intervention Required? Canadian Physiotherapy Association Congress, Saint John, New Brunswick, 2006.

Conference poster presentations

Hatfield GL, Cochrane CK, Takacs J, Krowchuk NM, Chang R, Hinman RS, Hunt MA. Comparison of frontal plane knee and ankle biomechanics of lateral wedge orthotics with and without a custom medial arch support in those with medial knee osteoarthritis and flat feet. 2016 World Congress on Osteoarthritis. Amsterdam, Netherlands, April 2016.

Hatfield G, Hammond C, Hunt MA. Clinical Tests of Balance in the Knee Osteoarthritis Population: A Systematic Review. 2015 World Congress on Osteoarthritis. Seattle, Washington, USA, April 2015.

Hatfield G, Stanish W, Hubley-Kozey C. Does prolonged muscle activity during gait explain a decreased ability to unload the knee joint in those with medial compartment knee osteoarthritis? 2015 World Congress on Osteoarthritis. Seattle, Washington, USA, April 2015.

Hatfield G, Stanish W, Hubley-Kozey C. Relationships Between Knee Adduction Moment Patterns Extracted Using Principal Component Analysis And The Knee Adduction Moment Peak And Impulse. 7th World Congress of Biomechanics. Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 2014.

Hubley-Kozey C, Costello K, Hatfield G, Astephen Wilson J, Stanish W. Baseline 3D knee joint biomechanics and muscle activation patterns differ between those with moderate OA who have radiographic progression versus those who do not. 2014 World Congress on Osteoarthritis. Paris, France, 2014.

Hatfield Murdock G, Hubley-Kozey C, Dunbar M. Pre-Total Knee Arthroplasty Gait Analysis Predicts Post-Operative Changes in Function and Joint Loading. Canadian Society for Biomechanics. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 2012.

Hatfield Murdock G, Hubley-Kozey C, Stanish W. Muscle Strength and Function in Knee Osteoarthritis are Affected by Physical Activity Level. Canadian Arthritis Network Meeting. Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, 2011

Hatfield Murdock GL, Hurley S, Stanish W, Hubley-Kozey C. Effect of Valgus Unloader Brace Dosage On Knee Pain, Function and Muscle Strength. Canadian Arthritis Network Meeting. Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, 2011.

Hatfield Murdock G, Hubley-Kozey C, Stanish W. Muscle Strength and Function in Knee Osteoarthritis are Affected by Physical Activity Level. 2011 World Congress on Osteoarthritis. San Diego, California, USA, 2011

Hatfield Murdock G, Hubley-Kozey C, Stanish W. Does Physical Activity Level Affect Gait Biomechanics in Those With Knee Osteoarthritis? 2011 World Congress on Osteoarthritis. San Diego, California, USA, 2011 

Hatfield Murdock GL, Hurley S, Stanish W, Hubley-Kozey C. Effect of Valgus Unloader Brace Dosage On Knee Pain, Function and Muscle Strength. Canadian Orthopaedic Research Society. St. John’s, Canada, 2011.

Hatfield GL, Hubley-Kozey C, Dunbar M. Predicting Patient Function and Joint Loading Post-Total Knee Replacement Using Muscle Activation Patterns. North American Congress on Biomechanics, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, 2008.

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UFV’s Kinesiology program provided me with great opportunities — I was involved with three research projects, presented at research conferences, and had an abstract published. All before graduate school.

  • – Brynne Elliott
  •    BKin (UFV) MSc (UBC)

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