Dr. Philippe Dixon

Assistant Professor
Academic title(s): 

FRQS Chercheurs-boursiers (Research Scholar) Junior 1

Dr. Philippe Dixon
Research areas: 
Biomechanics and Neuroscience
Contact Information

475 Pine Avenue West
Montreal, Quebec H2W 1S4

Email address: 
phil.dixon [at] mcgill.ca
MOvement Technologies and InnovatiON (MOTION) laboratory
Areas of expertise: 

Biomechanics, gait, machine learning, modelling


B.Sc. Physics (McGill), B.Ed. Physics and Mathematics (McGill), MSc. Biomechanics (McGill), D.Phil. Engineering Science (University of Oxford), Postdoctoral Fellowship (Harvard University)

Selected publications: 

Ippersiel P, Dussault-Picard C, Mohammadyari SG, De Carvalho G, Chandran VD, Pal S, Dixon PC. Muscle coactivation during gait in children with and without cerebral palsy. Gait & Posture. 2024 Feb;108:110–6.

Dussault-Picard C, Cherni Y, Ferron A, Robert MT, Dixon PC. The effect of uneven surfaces on inter-joint coordination during walking in children with cerebral palsy. Sci Rep. 2023 Dec 8;13(1):21779.

Lam G, Rish I, Dixon PC. Estimating individual minimum calibration for deep-learning with predictive performance recovery: An example case of gait surface classification from wearable sensor gait data. Journal of Biomechanics. 2023 Apr;111606.

Shah V, Flood MW, Grimm B, Dixon PC. Generalizability of deep learning models for predicting outdoor irregular walking surfaces. Journal of Biomechanics. 2022 Jun;139:111159.

Luo Y, Coppola SM, Dixon PC, Li S, Dennerlein JT, Hu B. A database of human gait performance on irregular and uneven surfaces collected by wearable sensors. Scientific Data. 2020 Jul 8;7(1):1–9.

Dixon PC, Schütte KH, Vanwanseele B, Jacobs JV, Dennerlein JT, Schiffman JM, et al. Machine learning algorithms can classify outdoor terrain types during running using accelerometry data. Gait & Posture. 2019 Oct;74:176–81.

McBride S, Dixon PC, Mokha M, Samuel Cheng M. The relationship between supination resistance and the kinetics and kinematics of the foot and ankle during gait. Gait & Posture. 2019 Sep;73:239–45.

Dixon PC, Schütte KH, Vanwanseele B, Jacobs JV, Dennerlein JT, Schiffman JM. Gait adaptations of older adults on an uneven brick surface can be predicted by age-related physiological changes in strength. Gait & Posture. 2018 Mar 1;61:257–62.

Dixon PC, Loh JJ, Michaud-Paquette Y, Pearsall DJ. biomechZoo: An open-source toolbox for the processing, analysis, and visualization of biomechanical movement data. Comput Methods Programs Biomed. 2017;140:1–10.

Dixon PC, Stebbins J, Theologis T, Zavatsky AB. The use of turning tasks in clinical gait analysis for children with cerebral palsy. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2016 Feb;32:286–94.

Back to top