Our research in Biomechanics and Motor Control investigates the latest hot topics in Biomechanics, Motor Control, Neuromechanics, Perception and Motor Learning, and Sports Medicine.

Biomechanics involves the use of the mechanical principles of physics and engineering to study human motion and the mechanical properties of biological tissues. Applications include, among others, the study of movement in sporting situations (sports biomechanics), in work environments (occupational biomechanics), in rehabilitation settings (clinical biomechanics) and where there are interactions between the nervous system and mechanical properties of the body (neuromechanics).

Motor Control seeks to understand how movement skills are controlled, how they develop and how they are acquired. The field examines issues that relate to both normal skill acquisition, coordination and control, plus how these processes are effected by factors such as injury, disability, disease, disuse and fatigue and involves a combination of approaches from neuroscience and cognitive science. 

Generally speaking, Human Neuroscience is at the core of Motor Control, Neuromechanics and Perception and Motor Learning and as such our researchers in these areas have strong and successful research links within The University of Queensland (e.g. Queensland Brain Institute; the NHMRC CCRE for Spinal Pain and Health; Speech Pathology; Physiotherapy, Engineering).