Clare Milner

About me


Clare E Milner PhD FACSM is an academic and researcher in rehabilitation sciences and an associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences at Drexel University. Her research interests are in human movement during daily functional activities, and in fitness and leisure activities such as running. As an applied biomechanist, she also has research interests in the technical aspects of biomechanical measurement, such as the accuracy and precision of biomechanical tools and monitoring devices. 


Dr Milner directs research in the gait lab at Drexel University and supervises graduate students conducting human movement research.


She also shares her expertise in biomechanics and research methods by teaching courses in the PhD program in health and rehabilitation sciences, and the Doctor of physical therapy program in the College of Nursing and Health Professions at Drexel University. 


Research Interests


  • Walking quality in clinical populations
  • Running injury biomechanics
  • Biomechanical measurement tools and wearable devices

Teaching Expertise


  • Graduate and undergraduate courses
  • Biomechanics, functional anatomy
  • Research methods, instrumentation



  • Post-doc in running biomechanics,   University of Delaware, USA
  • Post-doc in gait analysis, Penn State University, USA
  • PhD in biomechanics, University of Leeds, UK 

Movement Matters



Empowering people to keep moving to maintain health and personal independence.



Improving movement quality of gait and other activities of daily living across the lifespan through biomechanics and rehabilitation sciences research.