Kylie TucjerWe are a group of human movement, rehabilitation and clinical researchers who provide new insights into the development of neuromotor control through childhood and adolescents, the changes in movement control that occur in response to pain, and the patterns of movement control that may predict the development of painful musculoskeletal conditions.

The lab head is Dr Kylie Tucker, who can be found on Twitter at @KylieJ_Tucker.

Kylie is a senior lecturer in the School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine @ UQ. She is passionate about working with great people who are excited to learn more about movement control and to share this knowledge. 

Take a look at some of the research being done in the Tucker group in the SBMS Research Theme video below:

The two main streams of research in the Tucker lab are as follows:

We are recruiting volunteers to participate in the following studies. Please email the staff member listed for more details.

We are seeking physically active participants, 18 – 35 years old, to participate in a study that aims to:

Investigate the differences in muscle control strategies in runners with and without patellofemoral pain (knee cap pain) (PDF, 126.6 KB)

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Investigate the differences in muscle control strategies in athletes who perform running vs. strength training (PDF, 202.2 KB)

Register your interest

Our lab is dynamic with some full-time staff, fabulous national and international collaborators and a large number of PHD, honours and undergraduate students who come and go depending on the project stage. Our team is ever-changing, so listing them would mean that this website would always be out of date!

Group Head



  Professor Francois Hug

  Visiting Researcher, University of Nantes

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Find out more about our research environment and how to apply to do a short or long-term research project with us.