Dr Charlie Waugh
InterestsCharlie Waugh is a postdoctoral researcher whose research interests broadly include muscle and tendon physiology and mechanics in relation to movement performance. She read Veterinary Sciences at the Royal Veterinary College, London, giving her a broad physiological background, before completing a PhD in musculoskeletal biomechanics at Brunel University. This has proven advantageous in relation to viewing her research with a holistic approach, and in identifying fundamental questions relating to the mechanisms underpinning normal and pathological musculoskeletal structure and function. Charlie joined QML as a post-doctoral researcher in 2011, where she investigated the biological response of healthy and pathological tendons to extracorporeal shockwave therapy, a treatment intervention used in Sports Medicine for treating degenerative tendinopathies.