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Dr Jodie Wilkie

Dr Jodie Wilkie

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: (61 8) 6304 5860, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO19.392
Staff Member Details
Telephone: (61 8)  6304 5860  
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO19.392  


Jodie is a Senior Lecturer in Biomechanics within the School of Exercise and Health Sciences.

Current Teaching

  • Motor Control
  • Acquisition of Skill
  • Biomechanics


  • 2006-2009: Australian Sports Commission Canberra, ACT
    Senior Coordinator, National Talent Identification and Development (NTID) Senior Coordinator for: Badminton, Pistol Shooting, Taekwondo, Skeleton and Boxing
  • 2002-2006: Australian Institute of Sport Canberra, ACT
    Senior Biomechanist for: Australian Football, Netball, Canoe Slalom, Canoe Sprint, Volleyball, Gymnastics, Soccer and Boxing

Awards and Recognition


  • 2006 Winner of the Hans Gros New Investigator Award, XXIV Symposium of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports. Salzburg, Austria, 2006
  • 2006 Winner of award for the research that created the Most Lively Discussion. Australian Physiotherapy Association, ACT Research Symposium 2006. Canberra, Australia.
  • 2003 Winner, Sports Medicine Australia Award for Best Paper in Injury Prevention and Health Promotion. Canberra, Australia.
  • 2003 Australian Football League Research Award in recognition of the outstanding research “Effect of Strength, Proprioception and Training on Knee Joint Ligament Loading”. It stated that this project has excellent scientific merit and potential to make a significant impact to Australian Rules Football.
  • 2001 International Society of Biomechanics Travel Award
  • 2001 Vice-President of the University of Western Australia’s Postgraduate Student Association
  • 1999-2001 Coordinator of Biomechanics Journal Club, Department of Human Movement & Exercise Science, University of Western Australia.
  • 1999 Received Australian Postgraduate Award scholarship.

Research Areas and Interests

  • Motor control
  • Acquisition of Skill
  • Talent identification and development
  • Biomechanics 
  • Decision making and agility performance
  • Elite versus non-elite
  • Knee injury prevention
  • Sports biomechanics


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Western Australia, 2007.


Recent Research Grants

  • How perception of capabilities (of themselves and others) influence decision-making in football players of different age groups and in-turn how they affect team patterns.,  Bayswater City Soccer Club,  Scholarships to support Industry Engagement PhD Projects,  2015 - 2019,  $95,500.
  • Effect of eccentric exercise training on on-court performance and injury prevention of youth badminton players,  Badminton Association of Western Australia,  Scholarships to Support Industry Engagement PhD Projects,  2016 - 2019,  $5,000.
  • Analysis of the short serve in Badminton and investigation into feedback and training to improve the short-serve,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration Grant - 2015 (Round 2),  2015 - 2016,  $56,100.
  • Analysis of the short serve in Badminton and investigation into feedback and training to improve the short-serve,  Badminton World Federation,  Grant,  2016,  $20,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Hart, N., Nimphius, S., Spiteri, T., Wilkie, J., Newton, R., (2015), Segmental musculoskeletal examinations using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA): Positioning and analysis considerations. Journal of Sport Science and Medicine, 14(3), 620-626, Turkey.
  • Spiteri, T., Wilkie, J., Hart, N., Haff, G., Nimphius, S., (2013), Effect of strength on plant foot kinetics and kinematics during a change of direction task. European Journal of Sport Science, 13(6), 646-652, DOI: 10.1080/17461391.2013.774053.
  • Robertson, S., Burnett, A., Wilkie, J., (2013), Tests Examining Skill Outcomes in Sport: A Systematic Review of Measurement Properties and Feasibility. Sports Medicine, 44(4), 501-518, New Zealand, DOI: 10.1007/s40279-013-0131-0.
  • Hart, N., Nimphius, S., Wilkie, J., Newton, R., (2013), Leg mass characteristics of accurate and inaccurate kickers - an Australian football perspective. Journal of Sports Sciences, 31(15), 1647-1655, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2013.793377.
  • Joyce, C., Burnett, A., Wilkie, J., Ball, K., (2013), Three-dimensional trunk kinematics in golf: between-club differences and relationships to clubhead speed. Sports Biomechanics, 12(2), 108-120, Abingdon, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1080/14763141.2012.728244.
  • Spiteri, T., Wilkie, J., Nimphius, S., (2013), The evaluation of a new lower-body reaction time test. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 27(1), 174-180, United States.
  • Donnelly, CJ., Elliott, BC., Ackland, TR., Doyle, T., Beiser, TF., Finch, CF., Wilkie, J., Dempsey, AR., Lloyd, DG., (2012), An anterior cruciate ligament injury prevention framework: Incorporating the recent evidence. Research in Sports Medicine, 20(41367), 239-262, DOI: 10.1080/15438627.2012.680989.
  • Spiteri, T., Wilkie, J., Nimphius, S., (2012), Human stimulus reliability during an offensive and defensive agility protocol. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 20(4), 14-21, Australia.
  • Wilkie, J., Lloyd, D., Ackland, T., (2011), The effect of balance and strength training on muscle activation, strength and standing balance. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 14(Supplement 1), e54, DOI: 10.1016/j.jsams.2011.11.111.

Conference Publications

  • Spiteri, T., Nimphius, S., Wilkie, J., (2012), Comparison Of Running Times During Reactive Offensive And Defensive Agility Protocols. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning 2012 Supplement 1, 73-78, Helensvale, QLD.
  • Hart, N., Nimphius, S., Wilkie, J., Newton, R., (2012), Reliability And Validity Of Unilateral And Bilateral Isometric Strength Measures Using A Customised, Portable Apparatus. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 20(11-13 November 2011), 61-67, Helensvale, QLD.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Master of Science (Sports Science),  A Biomedical And Kinathropometric Analsis Of The Drop Punt: Determinants Of Kicking Accuracy In Australian Football
  • Master of Science (Sports Science),  Measurement Of Performance And Kinetics During A Change Of Direction, Offensive And Defensive Agility Task: A Comparison Of Male And Female Athletes"
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  An Investigation Of Technique And Equipment Factors Associated With Clubhead Speed In Golf.
  • Master of Science (Sports Science),  Time Motion Analysis And Hip Abductor Strength Changes In Netball

Associate Supervisor

  • Master of Science (Sports Science),  Neuromuscular Fatigue Following A Singles Badminton Match
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