Ashley Stephen

Dr. Ashley Stephen grew up on the West Coast of Scotland and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in Forensic Anthropology at the University of Dundee prior to completing her Ph.D. for a thesis entitled ‘The Effects of Intensive Sports Training on the Growth Plate and Subsequent Biomechanical Development of the Long Bones: A Pilot Study.’ Her research was a multidisciplinary collaboration between the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHId), the Institute of Motion Analysis and Research (IMAR) and the Institute of Sport and Exercise (ISE) which enabled the unique utilization of advanced motion capture technologies combined with Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to assess the development of young, elite athletes.

During Dr. Stephen’s Ph.D. research, she won best student poster for the SSHB ‘The Human Biology of Jim Tanner’ symposium in 2011, which was held at Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge. In 2012, Dr. Stephen was also invited to present work at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) in Glasgow for the International CSEMIS conference for the session titled ‘Inspiring a Learning Legacy – Meet The Experts: Post Graduate Opportunities in Science, Education and Medicine in Sport in Scotland and Worldwide.’