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McAndrew, Darryl J.

Head of Students Graduate Medicine

  • Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
  • School of Medicine
  • Chair School of Medicine Safety Commitee - UOW
  • Neural Control of Movement Laboratory - UOW
  • Anatomy Licensee - UOW

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Dr McAndrew is a Senior Lecturer: Medical Sciences (Anatomy) within Graduate Medicine (GM), University of Wollongong, Australia. His PhD investigated the neural control of skeletal muscle fibres and their distribution within segmental muscle using mechanomyography and electromyography techniques. Darryl conducts lab based research on the neural control of strength development, the control of voluntary muscle activation and the development of anatomical curricula. His most recent research focuses on how the brain facilitated strength development in response to strength training and  how humans maintain balance and posture during normal everyday tasks like standing, stepping and reaching

Available as Research Supervisor

Available for Collaborative Projects

Head Of


  • UOW Chair School of Medicine Safety Committee 2018 -

Selected Publications


Impact Story


  • <a href="https://twitter.com/ihmri/status/860011586378846209" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://twitter.com/ihmri/status/860011586378846209<br /><br /></a><a href="https://radiopublic.com/nursingreview-GZwP3W/s1!100de" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://radiopublic.com/nursingreview-GZwP3W/s1!100de</a><a href="https://twitter.com/ihmri/status/860011586378846209" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></a>
  • <a href="https://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/571545/donating-your-body-to-science/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/571545/donating-your-body-to-science/</a><br /><br /><a href="https://giving.uow.edu.au/stories/final-gift-deserving-of-dignity-and-respect/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://giving.uow.edu.au/stories/final-gift-deserving-of-dignity-and-respect/</a><br />

Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Neural adaptations to strength training
    Development of muscle force
    The ageing brain and force development
    Neural control of eccentric muscle contractions
    Anatomical curriculum
    Surgical interventions 

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Assessing the characteristics of cortical function during exercise derived muscle contraction Walsh, Joel

Education And Training


  • D.Phil. in Neural control of human skeletal muscle, University of Wollongong, Human Movement Science 2008
  • M.S. in Ergonomics and Occupational Hygiene, Human Movement Science 2008

Teaching Overview


  • Graduate Medicine
    • Coordinator of Anatomy
    • Block Coordinator Musculoskeletal
    • Anatomy curriculum Musculoskeletal
    • Anatomy curriculum Gastrointestinal / Liver
    • Coordinator of Dissection experience 
    Guest Lecturer
    • MEDI100/MEDI111
    • MEDI151

Full Name


  • Dr. Darryl John McAndrew

Mailing Address


  • Graduate Medicine

    University of Wollongong

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Web Of Science Researcher Id


  • E-6515-2015

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Dr McAndrew is a Senior Lecturer: Medical Sciences (Anatomy) within Graduate Medicine (GM), University of Wollongong, Australia. His PhD investigated the neural control of skeletal muscle fibres and their distribution within segmental muscle using mechanomyography and electromyography techniques. Darryl conducts lab based research on the neural control of strength development, the control of voluntary muscle activation and the development of anatomical curricula. His most recent research focuses on how the brain facilitated strength development in response to strength training and  how humans maintain balance and posture during normal everyday tasks like standing, stepping and reaching

Head Of


  • UOW Chair School of Medicine Safety Committee 2018 -

Selected Publications


Impact Story


  • <a href="https://twitter.com/ihmri/status/860011586378846209" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://twitter.com/ihmri/status/860011586378846209<br /><br /></a><a href="https://radiopublic.com/nursingreview-GZwP3W/s1!100de" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://radiopublic.com/nursingreview-GZwP3W/s1!100de</a><a href="https://twitter.com/ihmri/status/860011586378846209" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></a>
  • <a href="https://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/571545/donating-your-body-to-science/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/571545/donating-your-body-to-science/</a><br /><br /><a href="https://giving.uow.edu.au/stories/final-gift-deserving-of-dignity-and-respect/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://giving.uow.edu.au/stories/final-gift-deserving-of-dignity-and-respect/</a><br />

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Neural adaptations to strength training
    Development of muscle force
    The ageing brain and force development
    Neural control of eccentric muscle contractions
    Anatomical curriculum
    Surgical interventions 

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Assessing the characteristics of cortical function during exercise derived muscle contraction Walsh, Joel

Education And Training


  • D.Phil. in Neural control of human skeletal muscle, University of Wollongong, Human Movement Science 2008
  • M.S. in Ergonomics and Occupational Hygiene, Human Movement Science 2008

Teaching Overview


  • Graduate Medicine
    • Coordinator of Anatomy
    • Block Coordinator Musculoskeletal
    • Anatomy curriculum Musculoskeletal
    • Anatomy curriculum Gastrointestinal / Liver
    • Coordinator of Dissection experience 
    Guest Lecturer
    • MEDI100/MEDI111
    • MEDI151

Full Name


  • Dr. Darryl John McAndrew

Mailing Address


  • Graduate Medicine

    University of Wollongong

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Web Of Science Researcher Id


  • E-6515-2015