Tim Ackland

Professor, BPE MPE PhD W.Aust.

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

    6009 Perth


  • 3677 Citations
  • 32 h-Index
1992 …2021
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Personal profile


Dr Tim Ackland is Professor of Applied Anatomy and Biomechanics in the School of Human Sciences at The University of Western Australia. Tim is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology, and of Sports Medicine Australia. He has research interests in the mechanics of human movement with themes spanning exercise rehabilitation, high performance sport and human performance in industry. Prof. Ackland has published over 130 peer-reviewed papers as well as 6 academic books and 35 book chapters. He has served as a Director of Sports Medicine Australia and was a member of the IOC Medical Commission’s working party on Body Composition, Health and Performance. Tim also chaired the Scientific Program Committee for the 5th IOC World Congress on Sport Sciences for the 2000 Olympics, and was Conference Co-chair for Sports Medicine Australia in Perth, 2001.


  • Education
  • Health
  • Mining and Resources
  • Applied anatomy
  • Ergonomics
  • Biomechanics
  • Occupational biomechanics
  • Rehabilitation
  • OSH

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Research Output 1992 2019

Randomized Controlled Trials
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Open Access
Pelvic Floor
Urinary Incontinence
Randomized Controlled Trials

Relative Body Weight and Standardised Brightness-Mode Ultrasound Measurement of Subcutaneous Fat in Athletes: An International Multicentre Reliability Study, Under the Auspices of the IOC Medical Commission

Müller, W., Fürhapter-Rieger, A., Ahammer, H., Lohman, T. G., Meyer, N. L., Sardinha, L. B., Stewart, A. D., Maughan, R. J., Sundgot-Borgen, J., Müller, T., Harris, M., Kirihennedige, N., Magalhaes, J. P., Melo, X., Pirstinger, W., Reguant-Closa, A., Risoul-Salas, V. & Ackland, T. R., 30 Sep 2019, In : Sports Medicine.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Subcutaneous Fat
Multicenter Studies
Body Weight
Adipose Tissue
1 Citation (Scopus)

The kneeling test is a valid method of assessing kneeling tolerance

Calvert, N. D., Smith, A., Kuster, L., Calvert, M., Ebert, J., Ackland, T. & Kuster, M. S., 9 Apr 2019, In : Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Knee Replacement Arthroplasties
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

Projects 1995 2021


Excellence in Teaching Award

Tim Ackland (Recipient), 1999

Prize: Award


Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology

Tim Ackland (Recipient), 1 Jan 2016

Prize: Fellowship

UWA Distinguished Teaching Award

Tim Ackland (Recipient), 1989

Prize: Award

Activities 1991 2014

Council of Heads of Sport and Movement Sciences (External organisation)

Tim Ackland (Chair)

Activity: MembershipsMembership of council

International Olympic Committee (External organisation)

Tim Ackland (Member)

Activity: MembershipsMembership of committee

Annual Sports Medicine Australia Conference

Tim Ackland (Chair)

Activity: Conferences and workshopsContribution to a conference

Fifth IOC World Congress on Sports Sciences

Tim Ackland (Organiser)

Activity: Conferences and workshopsContribution to a conference

Exercise and Sports Sciences Australia (ESSA) (External organisation)

Tim Ackland (Chair)

Activity: MembershipsMembership of professional association