Mr Qichang Mei

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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy

Biography

Mr. Qichang Mei graduated from Hubei University (China) in 2012 with a Bachelor degree in Human Movement Science and second degree in English Literature. Following this, he spent three years researching towards a Master’s degree in Human Movement Science (Sports Biomechanics) from Ningbo University (China), and graduated with a Zhejiang Province Distinction Award in 2016. He was awarded a New Zealand China Doctoral Research Scholarship (from the NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade) to begin his PhD in 2017 at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute.

Research | Current

Thesis

The influence of foot morphology on foot biomechanics

Qichang has focused on foot and running biomechanics since his Master’s study. His PhD research will focus on foot biomechanics and foot morphology. His PhD will include experimental gait biomechanics, and computational FE modelling of two distinct foot shapes (the abducted hallux of Chinese origin and adducted hallux of Indian origin). A further component of his work will evaluate the biomechanics of Chinese women with bound feet, also known as 'San Cun Jin Lian' in Chinese. 

Understanding the influence of foot morphology on foot biomechanics will inform development of customized footwear for individuals with different foot shapes.

Supervisors

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Mei, Q., Gu, Y., & Fernandez, J. (2018). Alterations of Pregnant Gait during Pregnancy and Post-Partum. Sci Rep, 8 (1)10.1038/s41598-018-20648-y
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Justin Fernandez
  • Mei, Q., Gu, Y., Zheng, Z., Yang, L., & Fernandez, J. (2017). Foot shape, perceived comfort, and plantar pressure characteristics during long-distance running. Footwear Science, 9 (sup1), S20-S22. 10.1080/19424280.2017.1313899
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Justin Fernandez
  • Sun, D., Gu, Y., Mei, Q., Shao, Y., Sun, J., & Fernandez, J. (2017). Effect of Heel Heights on Female Postural Control During Standing on a Dynamic Support Surface With Sinusoidal Oscillations. Journal of motor behavior, 49 (3), 281-287. 10.1080/00222895.2016.1191423
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Justin Fernandez
  • Mei, Q., Gu, Y., Fu, F., & Fernandez, J. (2017). A biomechanical investigation of right-forward lunging step among badminton players. Journal of sports sciences, 35 (5), 457-462. 10.1080/02640414.2016.1172723
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Justin Fernandez
  • Shu, Y., Gu, Y., Mei, Q., Ren, X., Popik, S., & Fernandez, J. (2016). Movement Analysis of Lower Limb During Backward Walking with Unstable Intervention. Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering, 36 (5), 718-725. 10.1007/s40846-016-0166-4
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Justin Fernandez
  • Wang, L. P., Mei, Q. C., Gu, Y. D., Shu, Y., & Fernandez, J. (2016). Foot Morphological Difference between Habitually Unshod Runners and Shod Runners through Inverse Modelling. Journal of Biomimetics, Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, 26, 19-27. 10.4028/www.scientific.net/JBBBE.26.19
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Justin Fernandez
  • Mei, Q., Fernandez, J., Hume, P., & Gu, Y. (2016). Investigating biomechanical function of toes through external manipulation integrating analysis. ACTA OF BIOENGINEERING AND BIOMECHANICS, 18 (1), 97-102. 10.5277/ABB-00360-2015-02
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Justin Fernandez
  • Mei, Q., Fernandez, J., Fu, W., Feng, N., & Gu, Y. (2015). A comparative biomechanical analysis of habitually unshod and shod runners based on a foot morphological difference. Human movement science, 42, 38-53. 10.1016/j.humov.2015.04.007
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Justin Fernandez