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Dr Jodie Cochrane Wilkie

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

Current Teaching

  • SPS1116 Biomechanics and Functional Anatomy
  • SPS2116 Applied Biomechanics
  • OCT2203 Applied Kinesiology


  • 2014-present: Senior Lecturer in Biomechanics, Edith Cowan University
  • 2009- 2014: Lecturer in Biomechanics, Motor Control, Acquisition of Skill and Applied Kinesiology, Edith Cowan University
  • 2006-2009: Senior Coordinator, National Talent Identification and Development Senior Coordinator, Australian Sports Commission, for  Badminton, Pistol Shooting, Taekwondo, Skeleton and Boxing
  • 2008: Australian Olympic Team Sport Scientist, Beijing Olympic Games, China
  • 2002-2006: Senior Biomechanist, Australian Institute of Sport, for  Australian Football, Netball, Canoe Slalom, Canoe Sprint, Volleyball, Gymnastics, Soccer and Boxing

Dr Jodie Cochrane Wilkie a Senior Lecturer in Biomechanics at Edith Cowan University (ECU) where she teaches on exercise and sport science and occupational therapy courses (biomechanics and applied kinesiology units). She is also involved in international coordination in the School of Medical and Health Science at ECU. Prior to her appointment at ECU, Dr Cochrane Wilkie was a Senior Biomechanist at the Australian Institute of Sport for 5 years and then a Senior Coordinator in Talent Identification and Development at the Australian Sports Commission for several years, working with elite and developing athletes in many sports. Dr Cochrane Wilkie was the Sport Scientist at the 2008 Olympic Games, Beijing, for the Australian Taekwondo Team, and she was the Sport Scientist and Coordinator for the Australian Skeleton Team in the preparation for the 2010 Winter Olympics Games, Vancouver. She is currently provides high performance and pathway advice for Badminton Australia and undertakes research collaboration with them. Dr Cochrane Wilkie’s research focuses on sport biomechanics, neuromuscular training and injury prevention. She has many publications (under maiden name of Cochrane) and conference presentations in the area of biomechanics including co-author publication of two book chapters. She received the New Investigator Award at the International Symposium on Biomechanics in Sport in 2006, other awards at conferences for her papers, as well as her research group also receiving an Australian Football League Research Award in recognition of outstanding research.

Awards and Recognition

National and International Awards

  • 2011- Winner of the Most Innovative Poster Presentation, Australian Strength and Conditioning Association International Conference, Gold Coast, Australia, 2011.
  • 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 WA Biomechanics Journal Club, University of Western Australia.
  • 1999- Received Australian Postgraduate Award scholarship.

Research Areas and Interests

  • Sport biomechanics
  • Neuromuscular and balance training
  • Injury prevention
  • Gait analysis
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