Neuromuscular biomechanics labWe are interdisciplinary and are always looking for people with new insights and complementary skills in engineering, computer sciences, mathematics, movement sciences, and physiology to join our team. Positions are available within the research program for undergraduates, honours students, PhD students, and postdocs. If you are interested in joining the Neuromuscular Biomechanics Research Laboratory, please contact Taylor at t.dick@uq.edu.au.

Our lab aims to understand the neural and musculoskeletal mechanisms that underlie healthy and diseased movement. We use a highly integrative approach that combines novel experimental tools and computer modelling and simulation techniques.

We are currently recruiting students interested in, but not limited to, the following projects:

  1. Understanding how muscle-tendon properties and function adapt to challenges such as size, aging, and disease;
  2. The application and design of wearable robotic devices, such as passive ankle exoskeletons, to augment healthy or restore pathological movement
  3. Understanding biomechanical and neuromuscular responses to movement in unpredictable, real-word environments.
  4. Developing a portable biomechanics toolbox for measuring neuromotor function in the field/clinic.
  5. Quantifying the biomechanics and in vivo muscle-tendon behaviour, and motor coordination during swimming, rowing, cycling, and running.