Shihfan Jack Tu
BSc, MSc, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Biomechanist interested in body movements and therapeutic mechanisms.
I am a postdoctoral research assistant, working on human movement analysis with ultrasound imaging, supervised by Dr Stephen Mellon. We are working on the development of a quick and robust method for joint position assessments in 3-D, which can help to improve the efficiency of clinical examinations. While studying for my PhD at Queen Mary, University of London, I developed an ultrasound-based semi-automatic computer tracking method to quantify soft-tissue dynamics to validate in-vivo effects and mechanisms of taping therapy.
Prior to PhD, I was trained in the Sports Medicine discipline at Kaohsiung Medical University, followed by both clinical and research-based MSc in Kent and Taiwan. I am now particularly interested in discovering the effects and mechanisms of musculoskeletal disorders and therapies with computer aid clinical data analysis.
In my spare time, I am a fan of technology and programming. I am also a serious coffee lover who is passionate to develop home barista skills.
Tu SJ. et al, (2016), Journal of bodywork and movement therapies, 20, 898 - 905
Tu SJ. et al, (2016), Manual therapy, 25, e136 - e136
Tu SJ. et al, (2015), Journal of bodywork and movement therapies, 19, 667 - 667