Brittany Sinclair B.Sc., P.Eng.

Intermediate Associate, Biomechanics & Personal Injury
Direct: 647-738-5830

Our Associates perform on-site investigations to determine origin and cause of complex losses. Their process: examine and collect evidence, take on-site photos, interview witnesses, conduct testing in our lab and analyze data to produce technical reports that are clear and concise.

 

expert summary

Ms. Sinclair is an Associate with the Biomechanics & Personal Injury Group. She graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering, with a Biomechanics Option, in 2015. Her work experience includes research for the Department of National Defense focused on future small arms research projects and examining shooter response to weapon recoil and shooter performance. During her time with 30 Forensic Engineering, Brittany has conducted technical investigations involving the assessment of injury causation, including: pedestrian injuries, workplaces injuries, slips, trips and falls, head injuries, and injuries sustained in motor vehicle collisions.

SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES

  • Biomechanical Modelling and Analysis
  • Dynamics and Vibration Analysis
  • Research and Development, Quality Assurance
  • Slips, Trips and Falls
  • Occupant Kinematics
  • Injury Mechanisms
  • Head Injuries

academic background

Bachelor of Applied Science (Mechanical Engineering — Biomechanics Option), University of Waterloo, 2015

Capstone Design Project: Designed a device that increases ski patrol rescue toboggan safety and efficiency with focus on improved braking and reduced operator burden.

Professional experience

30 Forensic Engineering
Associate – Biomechanics and Personal Injury Assessment
July 2016 – Present, Toronto, ON

  • Conducting technical investigations involving the assessment of injury causation, including: pedestrian injuries, workplace injuries, slips, trips and falls, head injuries, and injuries sustained in motor vehicle collisions.

University of Waterloo
Sessional Lecturer – School of Kinesiology
2017 – Present, Waterloo, ON

  • KIN 471 – Forensic Biomechanics, Personal Injury: Stairway Falls and Head Injuries.

Defense Research and Development Canada (DRDC)
Research Technologist, Human Systems Integration
May 2015 – June 2016, Toronto, ON

  • Conducted in-vivo biomechanical studies, including data analysis.
  • Worked with multidisciplinary team to assess effect of weapon design on human performance and mobility, and to develop a mass-spring-damper model of human upper-body’s response to weapon recoil.

Defense Research and Development Canada (DRDC)
Co-op, Research Assistant, Human Systems Integration
September 2014 – December 2014, Toronto, ON

  • Researched human response to weapon recoil and evaluated appropriate tools to measure and characterize shooter biomechanics.

 

St. Michael’s Hospital
Co-op, Planning Coordinator
January 2014 – April 2014, Toronto, ON

  • Acted as a liaison between internal clients (doctors, scientists, mangers) and external consultants during the planning and development phase of the 17-storey Peter Gilgan Patient Care Tower.
  • Conducted research, cost/benefit analysis, and provided recommendations for the consolidation of the hospital’s data centre.

Dimplex North America
Co-op, Research and Development
May 2013 – August 2013, Cambridge, ON

  • Organized re-work of developed product by creating work instruction manuals, organizing resources, and supervising/assisting in product amendments.

Public Safety Canada
Co-op, Quality Assurance Testing Engineering
September 2012 – December 2012, Ottawa, ON

  • Assisted with design, build, and environmental testing of prototypes in a rapid engineering lab environment.

Dana Corporation – Long Manufacturing Division
Co-op, Product Development Engineer
January 2012 - April 2012, Oakville, ON

  • Helped build and modify prototype heat exchangers for the automotive industry.

Professional Societies and Associations

  • Professional Engineers Ontario (P.E.O.), Member
  • Member, ASTM Committee F13 on Pedestrian/Walkway Safety and Footwear

awards and achievements

  • Co-recipient, EMD Integration Design Process Quality Award, 2015
  • University of Waterloo Entrance Scholarship, 2010

additional courses and training

  • Ontario Biomechanics Conference, Alliston, March 2018
  • “Slips, Trips and Falls International Conference,” Toronto, June 2017
  • The Advocates’ Society’s “Advanced Do A Trial,” Toronto, September 2017

publications and presentations

  • Sinclair, B. and Denbeigh, K. (2018). The Laws of Traction: Athletic Footwear and Risk of Injury. The Lawyer’s Daily. https://www.thelawyersdaily.ca/articles/5585/the-laws-of-traction-athletic-footwear-and-risk-of-injury?category=analysis
  • Parkinson, R.J., Sinclair, B. (May 2017) Escalators Not Always a Walk in the Park. The Lawyers Daily. https://www.thelawyersdaily.ca/articles/3069/print?section=civillitigation
  • Karakolis, T., Sinclair, B.A., Kelly, A., Terhaar, P., and Bossi, L.L.M. (2017). The Determination of Orientation and Practice Requirements When Using an Obstacle Course for Mobility Performance Assessment. Human Factors.

 

 

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