Susan has an interest in human movement and the measurement of movement patterns in both sporting and clinical populations. Her expertise in 3-dimensional motion capture and the interpretation of kinematic as well as kinetic data has allowed her to work effectively with practitioners supporting athletes in a variety of sports, as well as health practitioners looking into interventions which could help improve movement in MS, stroke and Ehlers Danlos sufferers.
Susan has also been an active facilitator of the development of education provision for coaches and athletes, and continues to work closely with national and international governing bodies and organisations dedicated to sport.
In 2014, Susan proposed a partnership between Edinburgh Napier University and Scottish Rugby to support the BT Sport Scottish Rugby Academy (Edinburgh) which has resulted in a purpose built high performance gym extension to the existing facilities. The partnership has also allowed the development of the Sports Coach UK accredited PG Diploma Sport Performance Enhancement (Rugby Union Coaching) and then following this, the PG Diploma (Gymnastics Coaching).
More recently, Susan successfully developed a partnership with Arsenal Football Club for the purpose of a research project around the area of Return to Sport - an evolving area of research within the subject group.