Currently funded research projects
2015 – 2018. Co-PI. Birth of a dinosaur track: formation dynamics and the origin of footprint diversity. NSF, in collaboration with Stephen Gatesy (Brown University). EAR-1452119
Funding awarded for PhDs:
2016 – 2019. PhD Supervisor. Mass and pressure distribution (LJMU centrally funded)
2016 – 2019. PhD Supervisor. Hydrodynamics of Plesiosaur necks. (LJMU faculty funded)
Funding awarded for undergraduates:
2018. Supervisor. Regionalization in plesiosaur necks (Palaeontological Association, awarded to Shaleen Glasgow).
2015 – 2017. PI. Extrapolating ground reaction force from bird footprints. EPSRC Leadership award (ARCHER).
2015 – 2016. Co-I. Integrated software solution for the 3-dimensional capture and analysis of footwear evidence. NERC, in collaboration with Matthew Bennett (PI, Bournemouth University).
2014-2015. PI. Using computer simulation to study dinosaur biomechanics from fossil footprints. XSEDE supercomputing resource, (NSF). With Stephen Gatesy (Brown University)
2012 – 2015. PI. Reconstructing dinosaur/bird locomotor evolution: 3-D track simulation and x-ray validation. Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship, in collaboration with Stephen Gatesy (Brown University) and John Hutchinson (Royal Veterinary College).
2013 – 2014. PI. Simulating bird and dinosaur footprints. XSEDE supercomputing resource, start-up grant (NSF).
2012 – 2013. PI. Understanding limb motion in birds and dinosaurs traversing deep substrates. HECToR pump priming/New research [BBSRC and in collaboration with NERC]