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Dr Jodie Cochrane Wilkie

Senior Lecturer

Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5860
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO19.392  

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


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


Recent Research Grants

  • Determining the impact of cycling position on the energetic cost and mechanical power output using integrated energetics and muscle mechanical modelling.,  Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing,  Scholarships to Support Industry Engagement PhD Projects,  2018 - 2023,  $37,500.
  • Identifying the potential cause and type of injuries and how fatigue influences the risk of injury in elite soccer players,  Perth Glory Football Club,  Scholarships to support Industry Engagement PhD Projects,  2017 - 2022,  $22,500.
  • Significance of Jump Smash and Lunge movement sequence in male singles badminton matches,  Badminton Association of Western Australia,  Scholarships to Support Industry Engagement PhD Projects,  2016 - 2019,  $5,000.
  • 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.
  • Analysis of the short serve in Badminton and investigation into feedback and training to improve the short-serve,  Badminton World Federation,  Grant,  2015 - 2018,  $20,000.
  • Building research collaboration with National Taiwan University of Sport: Focus on understanding the physical factors related to Badminton performance.,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Collaboration Enhancement Scheme - 2016 Round 2,  2017 - 2018,  $8,650.
  • 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 - 2017,  $56,100.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Sahrom, S., Cochrane Wilkie, J., Nosaka, K., Blazevich, T., (2020), Comparison of methods of derivation of the yank-time signal from the vertical ground reaction force-time signal for identification of movement-related events. Journal of Biomechanics, 2020(Sept), Article 110048, DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2020.110048.
  • Vial, S., Croft, J., Schroeder, R., Blazevich, T., Cochrane Wilkie, J., (2020), Does the presence of an opponent affect object projection accuracy in elite athletes? A study of the landing location of the short serve in elite badminton players. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 15(3), 412-417, DOI: 10.1177/1747954120915670.
  • Du Plessis, C., Blazevich, T., Abbiss, C., Cochrane Wilkie, J., (2020), Running economy and effort after cycling: Effect of methodological choices. Journal of Sports Sciences, 38(10), 1105-1114, London, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2020.1742962.
  • Jacob, Y., Hart, N., Cochrane Wilkie, J., Spiteri, T., Laws, S., Jones, A., Rogalski, B., Kenna, J., Anderton, R., (2020), ACTN3 (R577X) genotype is associated with Australian Football League players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 2020(Article in press), 1-4, United States, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000003458.
  • Sahrom, S., Cochrane Wilkie, J., Nosaka, K., Blazevich, T., (2020), The use of yank-time signal as an alternative to identify kinematic events and define phases in human countermovement jumping. Royal Society Open Science, 7(8), 192093, DOI: 10.1098/rsos.192093.
  • Pinto, M., Wilson, C., Kay, A., Cochrane Wilkie, J., Blazevich, T., (2019), The effect of isokinetic dynamometer deceleration phase on maximum ankle joint range of motion and plantar flexor mechanical properties tested at different angular velocities. Journal of Biomechanics, 92(19 July 2019), 169-174, DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2019.05.036.
  • Vial, S., Cochrane Wilkie, J., Blazevich, T., Croft, J., (2019), Using the trajectory of the shuttlecock as a measure of performance accuracy in the badminton short serve. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 14(1), 91-96, Sage Publications Ltd, DOI: 10.1177/1747954118812662.
  • Vial, S., Croft, J., Blazevich, T., Cochrane Wilkie, J., (2018), Reductions in both temporal and spatial movement pattern complexity is associated with greater performance accuracy. Translational Sports Medicine, 1(6), 289-299, United Kingdom, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, DOI: 10.1002/tsm2.49.
  • Dhahbi, W., Chaouachi, A., Dhahbi, AB., Cochrane Wilkie, J., Cheze, L., Burnett, A., Chamari, K., (2017), The effect of variation of plyometric push-ups on force-application kinetics and perception of intensity. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 12(2), 190-197, Illinois, USA, Human Kinetics, DOI: 10.1123/ijspp.2016-0063.
  • Joyce, C., Burnett, A., Cochrane Wilkie, J., Reyes, A., (2016), A preliminary investigation of trunk and wrist kinematics when using drivers with different shaft properties. Sports Biomechanics, 15(1), 61-75, United Kingdom, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/14763141.2015.1123764.
  • Hart, N., Cochrane Wilkie, J., Spiteri, T., Nimphius, S., Newton, R., (2016), Relationship between leg mass, leg composition and foot velocity on kicking accuracy in Australian Football. Journal of Sport Science and Medicine, 15(2), 344-351, Turkey, Journal of Sports Science and Medicine.
  • Hart, N., Nimphius, S., Spiteri, T., Cochrane 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, Journal of Sports Science and Medicine.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Master of Science (Sports Science),  The influence of a simulated Olympic distance cycle exercise on subsequent running economy and biomechanics in triathletes
  • Master of Science (Sports Science),  Accuracy in the badmington short serve: A methodological and kinematic investigation
  • 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
  • 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"
  • Master of Science (Sports Science),  A biomedical and kinathropometric analsis of the drop punt: Determinants of kicking accuracy in Australian football

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Master of Science (Sports Science),  Characteristics of scoring instances during the 2016 Australian football league home and away season
  • Master of Science (Sports Science),  An investigation into the creation of goal scoring opportunities in women's international football; and a comparison to men's international football

Associate Supervisor

  • Master of Science (Sports Science),  Neuromuscular fatigue following a singles badminton match
  • Master of Science (Sports Science),  The effects of stretching rate on plantar flexor maximum range of motion and resistance to stretch
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Beyond jump height: Understanding the kinematics and kinetics of the countermovement jump from vertical ground reaction force data through the use of higher-order time derivatives
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