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Research project by University Centre South Devon graduate Lucy Rees gains publication

It’s with great pride that former¬† FdSC Yacht Operations student Lucy Rees has recently seen her degree project published in established journal¬†Footwear Science.

Student Lucy Rees

Compiled alongside the efforts of Sue Rodway-Dyer and David Peart, Lucy’s full project title, ‚ÄòInteractions between marine footwear and common Vessel Decks’ delves into an area of marine safety previously lacking in necessary research.

The project was completed throughout the duration of her two year FdSC Yacht Operations course at the University Centre South Devon (UCSD), and involves practices such as measuring the grip interactions between marine footwear and common vessel deck surfaces using variable inclining planes.

When asked for her thoughts on the course at UCSD, Lucy said, “The course combines all of the areas I am interested in. The modules are a great mix of practical and theory and University Centre South Devon is the only place I could find that delivered this course. The tutors are very supportive and encouraging”. In addition to her studies in Yacht Operations, Lucy also progressed onto a Level 6 BSc Coaching and Sports Development course.

Lucy presenting her findings

Footwear Science publishes reports of original research in the disciplines of bio-mechanics, ergonomics, physiology, clinical science, physics, engineering and mathematics. In order to gain publication, all research articles undergo rigorous peer review processes with anonymous refereeing from independent field experts.

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