Jacqueline Alderson

Associate Professor, BSc PhD W.Aust.

  • The University of Western Australia (M408), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 1114 Citations
  • 18 h-Index
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Personal profile


Associate Professor Jacqueline Alderson has been a member of faculty at the University of Western Australia since 2002. She teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate curriculums though maintains a strong research focus having supervised; 41 honours (by research thesis), 4 masters and 20 doctoral students to completion. Jacqueline currently supervises a further 9 PhD and 2 honours candidates in the sport, clinical and occupational biomechanics domains. She has authored/co-authored 130+ peer-reviewed textbooks, book chapters, research papers and conference proceedings in the areas of sports performance, sports injury prevention and biomechanical modelling. She is a fellow and former director of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sport. Jacqueline has an extensive community and industry engagement portfolio that includes biomechanical consultancy /grant funding of > $2 million AUD from groups such as; the Australian Research Council, Australian Institute of sport and their state based affiliates, Cricket Australia, Swimming Australia, International Ccricket Council, Indian Premier League, Hockey Australia, New Zealand Accident Compensation Corporation, Fremantle Dockers Football Club and the Australian Automotive Cooperative Research Centre. A regular invited and keynote conference speaker, Jacqueline currently leads research teams in the areas of technology innovations and artificial intelligence/big data analytics in sport and health.

Most importantly, she is easily recognised around campus as the academic with a constant four-legged shadow, her 14 yr old border terrier named Grace.

Roles and responsibilities

Senior research lead in sports and clinical biomechanics

Future research

- Leveraging big data techniques for sports biomechanics
- Integrating wearable technologies for high fidelity field based data capture


Sports BiomechanicsComputer Science/ Sports and Health Technology
Machine learning/ Deep learning
Injury and disease prevention


  • Biomechanics
  • Clinical gait analysis
  • Biomechanics—injury reduction

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Research Output 1999 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

A Reliable Video-based ACL Injury Screening Tool for Female Team Sport Athletes

Weir, G., Alderson, J., Smailes, N., Elliott, B. & Donnelly, C., 10 Jan 2019, In : International Journal of Sports Medicine. p. 191-199

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biomechanical Phenomena
Articular Range of Motion

Different visual stimuli affect muscle activation at the knee during sidestepping

Lee, M., Lloyd, D., Lay, B., Bourke, P. & Alderson, J., 19 May 2019, In : Journal of Sports Sciences. 37, 10, p. 1123-1128 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Weights and Measures

Elbow joint kinematics during cricket bowling using magneto-inertial sensors: A feasibility study

Wells, D., Alderson, J., Camomilla, V., Donnelly, C., Elliott, B. & Cereatti, A., 4 Mar 2019, In : Journal of Sports Sciences. 37, 5, p. 515-524 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Elbow Joint
Feasibility Studies
Biomechanical Phenomena
Statistical Models
Biomechanical Phenomena
Statistical Data Interpretation
Wounds and Injuries
1 Citation (Scopus)

A Biomechanical Comparison of Single-Leg Landing and Unplanned Sidestepping

Chinnasee, C., Weir, G., Sasimontonkul, S., Alderson, J. & Donnelly, C., 1 Jul 2018, In : International Journal of Sports Medicine. 39, 8, p. 636-645 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Knee Joint
Ankle Joint

Projects 2004 2019