Dr Zainab Altai

Senior Research Officer
School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences
Dr Zainab Altai



  • PhD (Biomechanics) University of Sheffield, (2018)

  • MSc (Applied Mechanics) Al-Mustansiriyah University, (2011)

  • BSc (Mechanical Engineering) Al-Mustansiriyah University, (2007)


University of Essex

  • Senior research officer, Sport Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, University of Essex (30/8/2021 - present)

  • Research Associate, Mechanical Engineering Department, Insigneo Institute for in silico Medicine, University of Sheffield (1/10/2018 - 30/4/2021)

  • Research Assistant, Mechanical Engineering Department, Insigneo Institute for in silico Medicine, University of Sheffield (1/3/2018 - 1/10/2018)


Journal articles (7)

Altai, Z., Montefiori, E., van Veen, B., A. Paggiosi, M., McCloskey, EV., Viceconti, M., MazzĂ , C. and Li, X., Femoral neck strain prediction during level walking using a combined musculoskeletal and finite element model approach. PLOS ONE. 16 (2), e0245121-e0245121

Castro, APG., Altai, Z., Offiah, AC., Shelmerdine, SC., Arthurs, OJ., Li, X. and Lacroix, D., Finite element modelling of the developing infant femur using paired CT and MRI scans. PLOS ONE. 14 (6), e0218268-e0218268

Boukhennoufa, I., Altai, Z., Zhai, X., Utti, V., McDonald-Maier, KD. and Liew, B., (2022). Predicting the Internal Knee Abduction Impulse During Walking Using Deep Learning. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology. 10, 877347-

Altai, Z., Viceconti, M., Li, X. and Offiah, AC., (2020). Investigating rolling as mechanism for humeral fractures in non-ambulant infants: a preliminary finite element study. Clinical Radiology. 75 (1), 78.e9-78.e16

Altai, Z., Qasim, M., Li, X. and Viceconti, M., (2019). The effect of boundary and loading conditions on patient classification using finite element predicted risk of fracture. Clinical Biomechanics. 68, 137-143

Bhattacharya, P., Altai, Z., Qasim, M. and Viceconti, M., (2019). A multiscale model to predict current absolute risk of femoral fracture in a postmenopausal population. Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology. 18 (2), 301-318

Altai, Z., Viceconti, M., Offiah, AC. and Li, X., (2018). Investigating the mechanical response of paediatric bone under bending and torsion using finite element analysis. Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology. 17 (4), 1001-1009

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