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Steele, Julie R. Senior Professor

Director, Biomechanics Research Laboratory

  • Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute
  • Biomechanics Research Laboratory
  • Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
  • Health Impact Research Cluster
  • School of Medicine

Overview


Passionate about developing innovative strategies, based on applied biomechanics, to decrease injury potential and optimise quality of life for individuals across the age spectrum.

Research Overview


  • Over the past 37+ years, my research has focused on developing innovative strategies, based on applied biomechanics, to decrease injury potential and optimise quality of life for individuals across the age spectrum.  My original research focused on mechanisms of lower limb injuries during dynamic landings, as well as the effects of obesity, ageing and occupational loading on lower limb structure and function with implications for footwear design.  However, my current research interests also include developing wearable technologies to enhance health andbreast health biomechanics.  I have been privileged to receive the 2005 NSW Telstra Business Woman of the Year.  A current member of the World Council of Biomechanics, I have had the honour of serving on the Executive Council of several national and international professional associations, including being the first Australian President of the International Society of Biomechanics.  I was recently appointed a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia (General Division), for significant service to science in the field of biomechanics, to higher education, and to professional associations. 

Selected Publications


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Impact Story


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Materials in Soft Robotics
    Doctor of Philosophy Effects of Neuromuscular Training on Lower Limb Biomechanics When Performing an Aerial Task in Surfing Forsyth, James
    Doctor of Philosophy Analysis of injuries and the effect of an injury prevention program in community football Whalan, Matt
    Doctor of Philosophy Breast pain, breast injury and breast characteristics of high-performance female athletes Brisbine, Brooke
    Doctor of Philosophy Developing Evidence-Based Management Strategies for Individuals with MTSS. Kirk, Maddison
    Doctor of Philosophy Characterisation of lower leg muscle morphology and function: Implications for medial tibial stress syndrome Mattock, Joshua

Research Overview


  • Over the past 37+ years, my research has focused on developing innovative strategies, based on applied biomechanics, to decrease injury potential and optimise quality of life for individuals across the age spectrum.  My original research focused on mechanisms of lower limb injuries during dynamic landings, as well as the effects of obesity, ageing and occupational loading on lower limb structure and function with implications for footwear design.  However, my current research interests also include developing wearable technologies to enhance health andbreast health biomechanics.  I have been privileged to receive the 2005 NSW Telstra Business Woman of the Year.  A current member of the World Council of Biomechanics, I have had the honour of serving on the Executive Council of several national and international professional associations, including being the first Australian President of the International Society of Biomechanics.  I was recently appointed a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia (General Division), for significant service to science in the field of biomechanics, to higher education, and to professional associations. 

Selected Publications


Investigator On


Impact Story


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Materials in Soft Robotics
    Doctor of Philosophy Effects of Neuromuscular Training on Lower Limb Biomechanics When Performing an Aerial Task in Surfing Forsyth, James
    Doctor of Philosophy Analysis of injuries and the effect of an injury prevention program in community football Whalan, Matt
    Doctor of Philosophy Breast pain, breast injury and breast characteristics of high-performance female athletes Brisbine, Brooke
    Doctor of Philosophy Developing Evidence-Based Management Strategies for Individuals with MTSS. Kirk, Maddison
    Doctor of Philosophy Characterisation of lower leg muscle morphology and function: Implications for medial tibial stress syndrome Mattock, Joshua
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