Dr Michael McDonald
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Dr Michael McDonald is a lecturer of biomechanics within the School of Exercise and Nutrition Science, at Queensland University of Technology, and a member of the Workforce Health Innovation research group within the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation. He has research interests in the mechanics of human movement with themes spanning exercise rehabilitation, sport and human performance in industry.
Dr. McDonald was a member of the Organizing Committee for the 2000 Pre-Olympics Sport Science Conference held in Brisbane, and the Organizing Committee for the 2008 ICSEMIS Pre-Olympic Congress held in Guangzhou, China.
Musculoskeletal exercise rehabilitation - especially with respect to mechanical loading characteristics of the lower limb during impact
Ergonomics - Biomechanical solutions to workplace design, manual handling issues and functional capacity evaluation of work tasks
Sport and exercise biomechanics – evaluation for performance enhancement and reducing injury occurrence.
The teaching of biomechanics and the use of technology (virtual labs) to enhance the knowledge of undergraduate students
Human Movement and Sports Science
Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008
- Dr of Philosophy (Queensland University of Technology)
- MHK (University of Windsor)
- DPE (University of Otago)
Professional memberships and associations
International Society of Sports Biomechanics - Member
Australasian Biomechanics Society - Member
- HMB272 Introductory Biomechanics
- HMB362 Advanced Biomechanics
- HMB274 Functional Anatomy
- Stewart I, McDonald M, Hunt A, Parker T, (2008) Physical capacity of rescue personnel in the mining industry, Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology, 3 (1) p1
- Wearing S, Hills A, Byrne N, Hennig E, McDonald M, (2004) The Arch Index: A Measure of Flat or Fat Feet?, Foot and Ankle International, 25 (8) p575
- Hills A, Wearing S, Byrne N, Hennig E, McDonald M, (2002) The Arch Index: A Measure of Fat or Flat Feet?, Presented at: The 2002 Australian Health and Medical Research Congress p2205
- McDonald M, (2002) Ground Reaction Force Profiles for Obese and Non-obese Individuals During Gait, Presented at: 2002 Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport p25
- McDonald M, (2002) Loading Responses Between Obese and Weight Matched Individuals During Gait, Presented at: Fourth Australasian Biomechanics Conference p54
- McDonald M, (2002) Relative Timing of EMG Profiles for Novice and Elite Soccer Players. In W Spinks, T Reilly & A Murphy, Science and Football IV, Routledge p22
- Hills A, Hennig E, McDonald M, Bar-Or O, (2001) Plantar Pressure Differences Between Obese and Non-obese Adults: A Biomechanics Analysis, International Journal of Obesity, () p1674
- Parker A, McDonald M, (2000) Biomechanics, Vade Mecum Directory Of Sport Science (2nd Edition) p23
- McDonald M, (1998) The use of cluster analysis in movement description and classification of the instep soccer place kick, Presented at: Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport p166
- McDonald M, (1998) Novice expert differences in muscle activity during the instep soccer place kick, Book of Abstracts, 2nd Australia & New Zealand Society of Biomechanics Conference p