Associate Professor Wendy Gilleard BAppSc(UTS), MSc(Hons)(UOW), PhD(Syd) 

Dr Gilleard has lectured in biomechanics and statistics for 20 years and has a good track
record of collaborative research across a number of areas and professions including
exercise physiologists, doctors, statisticians and physiotherapists. She has used novel
statistical approaches to identify relationships between biological parameters leading to
a deeper understanding of relationship between discreet variables. She has a particular
research interest in the adaptations of human motion to increases in mass and dimension
such as that which occurs in pregnancy and with obesity. In total Dr Gilleard has made
over 125 contributions to the scientific literature, including 35 international refereed
journal articles. She has been successful with nationally competitive research grant
acquisition including Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation and
Australian Sports Commission as well as many university research grants. She is the
current Past President for the Australian and New Zealand Society of Biomechanics. 

Journal articles


The association between body composition and foot structure and function: a systematic review (with Paul A. Butterworth, K B. Landorf, D M. Urquhart, and H B. Menz), Obesity Reviews (2014)

The aim of this systematic review was to investigate the relationship between body composition and...



Trunk motion and gait characteristics of pregnant women when walking: report of a longitudinal study with a control group, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth (2013)


A longitudinal repeated measures design over pregnancy and post-birth, with a control group...



An investigation of surf participation and injury prevalence in Australian surfers: a self-reported retrospective analysis (with Rudi A. Meir, Shi Zhou, Margaret I. Rolfe, and Rosanne A. Coutts), New Zealand Journal of Sports Medicine (2012)

Aim: To establish the prevalence and type of injuries sustained by Australian surfers in a...



Curve and instep kick kinematics in elite female footballers (with Alison M. Alcock, Adam B. Hunter, John Baker, and Nicholas Brown), Journal of Sports Sciences (2012)

The three-dimensional kinematics of international female footballers performing a simulated direct free kick (curve kick)...



Functional task limitations in obese adults, Current Obesity Reports (2012)

Obesity is characterized by increased dimensions and mass. Functional task limitations and changes in the...




Lifting capacity at 24 weeks of pregnancy: a case contrast between a women in a physically demanding job and one in a sedentary job (with N Buckley, Ev Innes, and K Davison), Ergonomics Australia - HFESA 2011 Conference (2011)

Background: Pregnant women are encouraged to maintain their pre-pregnancy physical activity levels, including their activities...


Test-retest reliability of temporal and spatial gait characteristics at preferred walking velocity measured by Intelligent Device for Energy Expenditure and Activity (IDEEA) (with Fang Wang, Shi Zhou, Rosanne A. Coutts, and Yungsheng Chen), 8th Annual Conference of the Society of Chinese Scholars on Exercise Physiology and Fitness (2009)

The purpose of this study was to determine the test-retest reliability of temporal and spatial...



Detecting trunk motion changes due to pregnancy using pattern recognition techniques (with Daniel TH Lai, Pazit Levinger, and Rezaul K. Begg), Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 2008. EMBS 2008. 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE (2008)

There are anatomical changes during pregnancy due to the increased and altered mass distribution in...




An investigation of surf participation and injury prevalence in Australian surfers: a self-reported retrospective analysis (with Rudi A. Meir, Shi Zhou, and Rosanne A. Coutts), School of Health and Human Sciences (2011)