Welcome to the Biomechanics Research Laboratory (BRL) website
The Biomechanics Research Laboratory, established in 1994, is a laboratory of research excellence located within the School of Medicine, Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health, at the University of Wollongong. It is home to a small but passionate group of academic staff and research students who are committed to developing innovative strategies, based on rigorous applied biomechanics research, to decrease injury potential and optimize the quality of life for individuals of all ages. Please explore this website to learn more about who we are, the unique research activities undertaken in the BRL, our research facilities, and how you can get involved.
25 January 2019:
Exceptional researchers and leaders recognised in Australia Day Honours
Senior Professor Julie Steele has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia, for her exceptional research and her dedication to improving the lives of women.
An expert in the field of biomechanics – which she describes as “physics applied to the body” - Professor Steele began her career in a different occupation. She is still amazed at the trajectory her life has taken.
“Like all girls in those days, I really had two options. I could be a teacher or a nurse, so I chose teaching,” Professor Steele says.
“I loved sport, so I studied PE [physical education] Teaching, but there were so many teachers in those days that there were no jobs available.”