Kathleen Denbeigh B.Sc.E, M.A.Sc.

Intermediate Associate, Biomechanics & Personal Injury
Direct: 647-738-5686

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

Kathleen Denbeigh specializes in personal injury investigations within the Biomechanics, Human Factors, and Personal Injury Assessment Group at -30- Forensic Engineering. She possesses a diverse academic background in Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering from Queen’s University and the University of Toronto, where her research focused on slips and falls with emphasis on the design of winter footwear. Since joining -30- in 2013, Kathleen has investigated the human and environmental factors associated with personal injury incidents such as slips, trips, and falls and product-failure related injuries.

SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES

  • Slips, Trips and Falls
  • Posture and Gait Analysis

academic background

Master of Applied Science (Biomedical Engineering), University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, 2013

M.A.Sc. Thesis: Slips during gait on winter surfaces: evaluation of ice cleat design and slip definition

Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering), Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, 2010

employment background

-30- Forensic Engineering
Intermediate Associate, Biomechanics, Personal Injury Assessment and Human Factors
January 2016 – Present, Toronto, ON

  • Conducting investigations and site examinations involving slips, trips and falls and other personal injury claims.

Associate, Personal Injury Assessment Group
October 2013 – December 2015, Toronto, ON

University of Waterloo
Sessional Lecturer—School of Kinesiology
2016 – Present, Waterloo, ON

  • KIN 471 – Forensic Biomechanics—Slips, Trips and Falls

University of Toronto
Teaching Assistant, Engineering Communication Program
2011 – 2012, Toronto, ON

  • Graded written assignments for second, third and fourth-year Engineering Communication Program courses.
  • Met one-on-one with students to provide feedback on their work and discuss communication strategies.

Queen’s University
Research Assistant, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
2009 – 2010, Kingston, ON

  • Conducted experiments and analyzed data for studies examining joint loading and posture as it relates to occupational injury for tree planters using different tree unloading techniques.

professional societies and associations

  • Candidate for Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO)

AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Graduate Scholarship (CGS-M), NSERC
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)
  • Undergraduate Student Research Award, NSERC
  • Ontario Professional Engineers Foundation for Education Award
  • Colin T. Bayne Memorial Award (Queen’s University) for Innovative Design

PUBLICATIONS / SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Peer-Reviewed Research Publications

  • Denbeigh K., Slot T.R., Dumas G.A. (2013). “Wrist postures and forces in tree planters during three tree unloading conditions.” Ergonomics; 56(10): 1599-1607.

Poster Presentations & Peer Reviewed Abstracts

  • Dumas G.A., Denbeigh K., Slot T.R. (2013). “Wrist postures and forces during tree-planting.” Eighth International Conference on Prevention of Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders, Busan, Korea.
  • Denbeigh K., Slot T.R., Dumas G.A. (2009). “The effects of three unloading strategies on joint loading and posture in tree planters.” Rising Stars of Research National Undergraduate Science & Engineering Research Poster Competition, Vancouver, BC.

Additional Authored Materials

  • Parkinson, R.J., and Denbeigh, K. (2016). Anatomy of a Slip and Fall. The Lawyer’s Daily. https://www.thelawyersdaily.ca/articles/2106/anatomy-of-a-slip-and-fall?article_related_content=1

Speaking Engagements

  • Insurance Institute (March 3 and June 7, 2016). Advanced Investigation of Slips, Trips & Falls and Personal Injury Claims.
  • Ontario Mutual Insurance Association (May 12, 2016). Advanced Investigation of Slips, Trips & Falls and Personal Injury Claims.
  • Ontario Mutual Insurance Association (June 14, 2016). Loss Investigations: A Forensic Perspective.

professional societies and associations

  • Candidate for Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO)
 

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