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Doctor Anastasia Pavlova

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Anastasia Pavlova

Research Fellow

Post Nominals BSc (Hons) Sports and Exercise Science, PhD (Medicine and Therapeutics)
Biography Anastasia graduated with a 1st in BSc (Hons) Sports and Exercise Science from the Robert Gordon University in 2010. Anastasia gained her PhD in 2014 from the University of Aberdeen, investigating intrinsic lumbar spine shape and biomechanics and it's role in lifting and low back pain, funded by the Oliver Bird Rheumatism Programme (Nuffield Foundation).
Anastasia continued working with the Imaging Biomarkers and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics group (UoA) as a post-doctoral research fellow on an MRC funded project using data from the National Survey of Health and Development 1946 birth cohort, leading the analysis of thoracolumbar spine shape from DXA imaging to investigate associations between lumbar spine shape, low back pain and sciatica, and factors related to development, lifestyle and activity, co-morbidities and health biomarkers.
Following a career break to have her first child Anastasia joined the School of Health Sciences research team at the Robert Gordon University where she has worked on several systematic reviews including a project aimed at the health and wellbeing of the Scottish farming population and a large review of health technologies used for fall prevention and detection in hospital.
Anastasia is currently a research fellow in the School of Health Sciences at RGU (part-time) where her work includes supporting an NIHR funded evidence synthesis project on exercise for tendinopathies; research student supervision; and pursuing her other research interests in musculoskeletal health.
Research Interests The Spine
Low back pain
Biomechanics - motion analysis
Statistical shape modelling (bone and joint shape)
Medical image analysis (MRI, DXA)
Musculoskeletal health
Evidence synthesis
Teaching and Learning Project supervisor for Doctorate of Physiotherapy course
Scopus Author ID 56122154000