Jacqueline Alderson

Professor, Tech Director - UWA Tech & Policy Lab

  • The University of Western Australia (M253), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


As a scientist and tech innovator, Jacqueline is a regular national and international keynote speaker currently leading research teams in wearable tech, artificial intelligence and pro-public technology applications in sport and health.

She teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate curriculums in Science and Law (postrgad) though maintains a strong research focus having supervised; 44 honours (by research dissertation), 5 masters and 26 doctoral students to completion. She currently supervises a further 5 PhD candidates.

Jacqueline has authored/co-authored >250 peer-reviewed textbooks, book chapters, peer reviewed journal articles/conference proceedings, and technical reports in the areas of optimising performance, injury prevention, biomechanical modelling & applied machine learning. She is a current Executive Council member of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB), a fellow and former director of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sport (ISBS), a member of the Australian Institute of Sport Female Performance & Health Initiative Advisory Group, Advisory Board member for the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Digital Economy Next Stage Centre, CAMERA 2.0, UK  and an active member and mentor of the International Women in Biomechanics community. 

Jacqueline has an extensive community and industry engagement portfolio that includes consultancy/grant funding of ~ $8 million (AUD) from collaborators such as; the Australian Research Council, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Minderoo Foundation, International Cricket Council, New Zealand Accident Compensation Corporation, Australian Institute of Sport and their state based affiliates, Cricket Australia, Swimming Australia, Indian Premier League, Hockey Australia, Fremantle Dockers Football Club & VICON - the world's leading motion capture company. 

Roles and responsibilities


  • 2024     Geoffrey Dyson Award of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports (to be awarded in Salzburg, July 2024)
  • 2023     Female Performance & Health Initiative Advisory Group Member, Australian Institute of Sport
  • 2023     Fulbright Senior Scholar (AmCham Professional Alliance Award)
  • 2020    Tech Director - UWA Tech & Policy Lab (UWA Law School)
  • 2020    Appointed to Expert Working Group on Data in Professional Sport, Australian Academy of Science
  • 2020    Appointed to Digital Athlete Project Advisory Group, Australian Institute of Sport
  • 2021    Appointed to the Advisory Board Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Digital Economy Next Stage Centre, CAMERA 2.0, UK (4-year term)
  • 2021    Re-elected to the Executive Council, International Society of Biomechanics (2-year term)
  • 2021    Research Committee Member; Graduate Research Coordinator, UWA Law School
  • 2022    Appointed to the Board of UWA Graduate Research School

Please refer to CV for other current and previous notable roles  


Public interest technology; Biomechanics; Artifical intelligence for sport and health technology; Applied machine learning in human centred applications.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research expertise keywords

  • Biomechanics
  • Technology
  • Applied mkachine learning / deep learning
  • Pro-public technology
  • Sports injury prevention


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