Elizabeth Gandy MSc MBCS, Trustee

Elizabeth (Liz) graduated from the University of Durham with a BSc (Hons.) in Mathematics in 1989 and an MSc in Computing in 1993. She worked as a software engineer in the pipeline inspection industry for seven years before taking up her current role as Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science at the University of Sunderland in 2000.

As a disabled rider, she has experienced first-hand the issues of asymmetry and this has led her to focus her research on the development of software tools to support the use of technology in the measurement and analysis of horse, rider and saddle interactions.

Recent work, in collaboration with physiotherapists, coaches and equestrian practitioners, has included investigation of the potential of the Xsens MVN inertial motion capture system for the measurement of hip angle and pelvic orientation in the assessment of asymmetry in riders.

She is currently enrolled on a part-time PhD programme, investigating requirements and interface design implications for the presentation of inertial motion sensor data to equestrian practitioners.

She also takes an active role in the day-to-day running of the SRT by managing the website.