Tim Ackland

Professor, BPE MPE PhD W.Aust.

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

    6009 Perth


  • 3876 Citations
  • 34 h-Index
1992 …2020

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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.

Industry keywords

  • Education
  • Health
  • Mining and Resources

Research expertise keywords

  • Applied anatomy
  • Ergonomics
  • Biomechanics
  • Occupational biomechanics
  • Rehabilitation
  • OSH

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Research Output

Kneeling difficulty is common following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with hamstring autograft and correlates with outcome measures

Calvert, N. D., Smith, A., Ackland, T., Kuster, M. S. & Ebert, J., 1 Jul 2020, In : Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery. 140, 7, p. 913-921 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Open Access
  • Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    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
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)



    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


    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)
    Nov 2001

    Activity: Conferences and workshopsContribution or participation in a conference

    Fifth IOC World Congress on Sports Sciences

    Tim Ackland (Organiser)

    Activity: Conferences and workshopsContribution or participation in a conference

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

    Tim Ackland (Chair)

    Activity: MembershipsMembership of professional association