Dr Elizabeth Clarke
Senior Research Fellow
E25 - Royal North Shore Hospital
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Dr Clarke has a background in Mechanical (Biomedical) Engineering and Neuroscience. Her PhD research investigated biomechanics of paediatric spine and spinal cord injury.
Dr Clarke's broad research interest is biomechanics in growth and ageing. Her research investigates age-related changes in tissue and joint biomechanics, and how these changes affect injury and disease (mechanisms, thresholds and recovery).
Dr Clarke's research projects are grouped into paediatric spine/spinal injury biomechanics, musculoskeletal biomechanics, and clinical imaging in biomechanics. These programs involve the use of established animal models as well as emerging, non-invasive technologies for in vivo human studies.
Dr Clarke teaches the Biomechanics component of 'Biomechanics and Biomaterials'; a fourth year elective course in the Engineering Faculty, School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering.
Current national competitive grants*
Nonlinear viscoelastic properties of paediatric soft tissues throughout development
Bilston L, Cheng S, Clarke E, Sinkus R
ARC Discovery Project ($28,500 over 3 years)
Effects of growth and ageing on mechanical property of human muscles
National Health and Medical Research Council Training Fellowship ($285,000 over 4 years)
* Grants administered through the University of Sydney
PhD and Masters' project opportunities
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