Dr. Rosemary Dubbeldam

Professorship for Motion Science (Prof. Wagner)
Dr. Rosemary Dubbeldam

Horstmarer Landweg 62B, Room SG 16
48149 Münster
T: +49 251 83 31784

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  • Research Areas

    • Computational modeling
    • Foot and ankle biomechanics and pathologies
  • CV


    PhD Biomechanical engineering "Towards a better understanding of foot and ankle kinematics in rheumatoid arthritis", Roessingh Research and Development and University Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
    BSc Physiotherapy, Hogeschool Thim van der Laan, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands
    MSc. Aeronautical engineering, Technical University Delft, The Netherlands Department of aerospace materials and manufacturing


    Physiotherapist, specialised in foot and ankle pathologies at “FysioHolland Twente”, Enschede, The Netherlands.
    Research engineer at Roessingh Research and Development, Enschede, The Netherlands. Studies on cycling (kinematics) and personal characteristics of elderly people to develop bicycles (or add-ons) which are able to support the older cyclist and reduce fall risk. Studies on gait kinematics of patients with various foot and ankle pathologies to improve understanding of foot and ankle function, impairments and related clinical factors
    Physiotherapist at “Fysiotherapiepraxis Andrießen”, Ahaus, Germany
    Project engineer in the department of Occupant protection systems at Delphi Automotive, Wuppertal, Germany: Simulation and development of automotive restraint systems (airbags) and development of human computer models for car crash simulations.
  • Projects

    • PhysAgeNet - Network on evidence-based physical activity in old age ( - )
      EU-project hosted at WWU: EC - COST Actions | Project Number: AGA-CA20104-1; AGA-CA20104-2
    • Digital Health Application for Personalized Rehabilitation after Ankle Inversion Trauma ( - )
      Own resources project
    • Lateral ankle sprains - foot posture and its effects during rehablitation ( - )
      Own resources project
  • Publications

    • Neugebauer, Jonathan; Dubbeldam, Rosemary; Pham, My Linh; Beser, Lokman; Gerlach, Luka; Lee, Yu Yuan; Kuchen, Herbert. . ‘A Medical Information System for Personalized Rehabilitation After Ankle Inversion Trauma.’ In Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Software Technologies - ICSOFT, edited by SciTePress, 319–330. Lisbon, Portugal: SciTePress. doi: 10.5220/0011295800003266.
    • Westerhuis, Frank; Engbers, Carola; Dubbeldam, Rosemary; Rietman, Hans; de Waard, Dick. . ‘Enlightening cyclists: an evaluation study of a bicycle light communication system aimed to support older cyclists in traffic interactions.’ International Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics 8, No. 3: 294–317. doi: https://doi.org/10.1504/IJHFE.2021.118225.
    • Engbers C, Dubbeldam R, Brusse-Keizer MG, Buurke JH, Waard D, Rietman JS. . ‘Characteristics of older cyclists (65+) and factors associated with self-reported cycling accidents in the Netherlands.’ Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour 56: 522–530. doi: 10.1016/j.trf.2018.05.020.
    • Engbers C, Dubbeldam R, Buurke JH, Kamphuis N, Hair-Buijssen SHHM, Westerhuis F, de Waard D, Rietman JS. . ‘A front- and rear-view assistant for older cyclists: evaluations on technical performance, user experience and behaviour.International Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics 5, No. 4. doi: 10.1504/IJHFE.2018.096099.
    • Dubbeldam R, Baten C, Buurke J, Rietman J. . ‘SOFIE, a bicycle that supports older cyclists?Accident Analysis and Prevention 105. doi: 10.1016/j.aap.2016.09.006.
    • Engbers, Carola; Dubbeldam, Rosemary; Buurke Jaap; Schaake, Leendert; De Goede, Maartje; Rietman, Hans; De Waard, Dick. . ‘The acceptance of a prototype rear-view assistant for older cyclists: Two modalities of warnings compared.’ International Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics 4, No. 3-4. doi: 10.1504/IJHFE.2016.083520.
    • Dubbeldam R, Baten C, Straathof P, Buurke J, Rietman J. . ‘The different ways to get on and off a bicycle for young and old.’ Safety Science 2016. doi: 10.1016/j.ssci.2016.01.010.
    • de Hair, S; Engbers, C; Dubbeldam, R; Zeegers; Th, Liers, H. . ‘A better understanding of single cycle accidents of elderly cyclists.’ In 6th International Conference on ESAR „Expert Symposium on Accident Research“. Reports on the ESAR-Conference on 20th/21th June 2014 at Hannover Medical School, edited by Federal Highway Research Institute, Bergisch Gladbach (BASt), 1–11. Bremen: Carl Schünemann Verlag GmbH.
    • Cooke, Adrian; Beusenberg, Marc; Bonnema, Maarten; Poelman, Wim; Bulsink, Vera; Koopman, Bart; Dubbeldam, Rosemary. . ‘Methods to assess the stability of a bicycle rider system.’ In Proceedings of the ASME 2012 5th Annual Dynamic Systems and Control Conference joint with the JSME 2012 11th Motion and Vibration Conference., edited by American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 189–193. Florida: American Society of Mechanical Engineers. doi: https://doi.org/10.1115/DSCC2012-MOVIC2012-8524.
    • Dubbeldam R, Baan H, Nene AV, Drossaers-Bakker KW, {Van De Laar} MAFJ, Hermens HJ, Buurke JH. . ‘Foot and ankle kinematics in rheumatoid arthritis: Influence of foot and ankle joint and leg tendon pathologies.’ Arthritis Care & Research 65, No. 4: 503–511. doi: 10.1002/acr.21852.
    • Dubbeldam, Rosemary;. Nester, Chris; Nene, Anand; Hermens, Hermie; Buurke, Jaap. . ‘Kinematic coupling relationships exist between non-adjacent segments of the foot and ankle of healthy subjects.’ Gait and Posture 37, No. 2: 159–164. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2012.06.033.
    • Baan H, Dubbeldam R, Nene AV, Laar MAFJ. . ‘Gait Analysis of the Lower Limb in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Systematic Review.’ Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism 41, No. 6: 768–788.e8. doi: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2011.11.009.
    • Baan, H; Drossaers-Bakker, W; Dubbeldam, R; Van De Laar, M. . ‘We should not forget the foot: Relations between signs and symptoms, damage, and function in rheumatoid arthritis.’ Clinical Rheumatology 30, No. 11: 1475–1479. doi: 10.1007/s10067-011-1780-8.
    • Baan, H; Bezooijen, R; Avenarius, JKA; Dubbeldam, R; Drossaers-Bakker, WK; Van De Laar, MAFJ. . ‘Magnetic resonance imaging of the rheumatic foot according to the RAMRIS system is reliable.’ Journal of Rheumatology 38, No. 6: 1003–1008. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.100906.
    • Dubbeldam R, Nene AV, Buurke JH, Groothuis-Oudshoorn CGM, Baan H, Drossaers-Bakker KW, Laar MAFJ, Hermens H. . ‘Foot and ankle joint kinematics in rheumatoid arthritis cannot only be explained by alteration in walking speed.’ Gait and Posture 33, No. 3: 390–395. doi: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2010.12.010.
    • Dubbeldam R, Buurke JH, Simons C, Groothuis-Oudshoorn CGM, Baan H, Nene AV, Hermens HJ. . ‘The effects of walking speed on forefoot, hindfoot and ankle joint motion.’ Clinical Biomechanics 25, No. 8: 796–801. doi: 10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2010.06.007.
    • Baan H, Drossaers-Bakkers WK, Dubbeldam R, Buurke JJ, Nene A, Laar MAFJ. . ‘Flexor Hallucis Longus tendon rupture in RA-patients is associated with MTP 1 damage and pes planus.BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 8: 110. doi: 10.1186/1471-2474-8-110.
    • Dubbeldam, R; Buurke, JH; Nene, AV; Baan, H; Drossaers-Bakker, KW; Van de Laar, MAFJ; Hermens H. . ‘Assessment of foot and ankle kinematics in Rheumatoid arthritis: consistency, repeatability and model simulation.’ In Abstracts O001-P015 of the 16th annual meeting of ESMAC Athens, Greece, September 27–29, 2007, edited by Stebbins, Julie, S20–S21. Athens: Elsevier B.V. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0966-6362(07)80009-9.
    • Dubbeldam R, Nilson G, Pal B, Eriksson N, Owen C, Roberts A, Crandall J, Hall G, Manning P, Wallace A. . ‘MADYMO model of the foot and leg for local impacts.’ In Stapp Car Crash Conference Proceedings. doi: 10.4271/99SC12.
  • Talk

    • Fennen L, Dubbeldam R, Wagner H (): ‘A comparison of a multi-segment foot model to a one-segment foot model during balance tasks.’ International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics Meeting, i-FAB Committee and the University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil, .