Emeritus Professor Julie Steele

University of Wollongong, Australia

Julie Steele is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Wollongong, retiring in 2020 after 38 years at the University. With over 200 journal publications, Julie's research is focused on developing innovative strategies to decrease injury potential and optimize the quality of life of individuals of all ages. She has investigated lower limb injuries caused by high-impact landings; developed innovative wearable technologies for health applications; examined the effects of obesity, aging and occupational loading on lower limb structure and function; and investigated breast health biomechanics so women can exercise in comfort. A member of the World Council of Biomechanics and a Fellow of ISB, Julie served on the Executive Council of ISB for 14 years and as ISB President from 2009-2011. In 2019 Julie was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to science in the field of biomechanics, higher education, and professional associations.