Dr Sarah Stearne is a Biomechanist who recently completed her PhD and Bachelor of Sports Science, Exercise and Health at The University of Western Australia. Sarah’s PhD investigated the influence of the foot’s posture and structure on the mechanics and energetics of running. More specifically her thesis explored the mechanics of a forefoot versus a rearfoot strike running technique and the implication of switching, and how the arch of the foot acts as a passive-elastic spring to reduce the energy cost of running. Sarah worked for a few years at a commercial 3D gait clinic assisting runners of all levels to alter their running biomechanics to prevent injury and improve performance. She has supervised a number of Honours and Masters by coursework students in a series of running related research topics including; foot strike biomechanics, plantar fascia mechanics in running, the sound of foot strike and the effect of knee taping on running biomechanics. Sarah currently lectures in Biomechanics within both Physiotherapy and Exercise and Sports Science and coordinates the Exercise and Sports Science Honours program.