Jacqueline Alderson

Tech Director - UWA Minderoo Tech & Policy Lab, Associate Professor, Adjunct Full Professor (Auckland University of Technology), BSc PhD W.Aust.

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

    6009 Perth


  • The University of Western Australia (M408), 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 25 doctoral students to completion. She currently supervises a further 8 PhD candidates.

Jacqueline has authored/co-authored ~200 peer-reviewed textbooks, book chapters, journal papers and conference proceedings 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 TEDx alumna and an active member 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, 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


  • 2020    Tech Director - Minderoo 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.

Research expertise keywords

  • Biomechanics
  • Technology
  • Applied Machine learning / deep learning
  • Pro-public Tech
  • Sports injury prevention


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