Department of Psychology, Health and Professional Development

Criticality Analysis of Diabetic Gait in Children (CARDIGAN) Project workshop

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Criticality Analysis of Diabetic Gait in Children (CARDIGAN) Project workshop

Who this event is for

  • Staff - teaching
  • Current students - undergraduate
  • Current students - postgraduate taught
  • Current students - postgraduate research
  • Academic community
  • Business community


Movement Science Lab, G14, Sinclair, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane site


This workshop will provide a first look at emerging findings from a recent study to demonstrate the feasibility of a novel machine learning approach to diabetes assessment. The CARDIGAN project aims to test whether criticality analysis of gait can be used as a fast, reliable and cost effective way to detect individuals at risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) among teenagers in Mexico. The workshop will be led by Dr Arantza Aldea, Dr Tjeerd Olde Scheper, and Professor Helen Dawes from Oxford Brookes University, together with Dr Salvador Villalpando from the Hospital Infantil de Mexico Federico Gomez. There will be other talks by experts in this area and the workshop will culminate in an interactive activity in which participants will work together to create a future plan, which followed by elevator pitches from junior researchers.

If you are interested in attending, please email You can find more details and the provisional programme below.

TimeSession Speaker
09:30-10:00     Registration and coffee  
Session one
Welcome and Introduction to the CARDIGAN project
Dr Arantza Aldea
10:00-11:15 Hospital Infantil Results Dr Salvador Villalpando
Gait Analysis Professor Helen Dawes
Criticality Analysis Dr Tjeerd Olde Scheper
Interim discussion  
11:15-11:45 Coffee/pastries  
Session two
Clinical perspective
11:45-13:00 Biological perspective - Mitochondria in health and disease: a mtDNA risk factor in type II diabetes Dr Karl Morten
Industrial perspective Cognitant
Interim discussion  
13:00-14:30     Lunch  
14:30-15:15Session three
Interactive Workshop: Future Plan
15:15-15:30     Coffee/tea  
15:30-16:00Session four
Elevator pitch event for junior researchers with prizes


This work is supported by an Institutional Links grant, 432368181. The grant is funded by the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and delivered by the British Council. For further information, please visit

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