Dao researches the musculoskeletal biomechanics of the different ways people walk, alongside examining the effects of footwear and insoles in controlling movement. She is also currently doing her PhD study in footwear assessment.
Dao is one of 11 Fellows on the first cohort of the Council of Deans of Health Leadership Fellowship scheme, which has been created by the Council’s Anti-Racism Advisory Group in response to an Academic Staffing Census which found significant demographic gaps in the healthcare academic sector. Dao is also part of the Race Equality Charter steering group at University of Brighton, and the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion group at the Royal College of Podiatry.
The new Fellows represent a broad spectrum of researchers and professionals from across the UK, bringing together academics with professionals working in nursing, midwifery, occupational therapy, operating department practice, physiotherapy, podiatry and radiography.