Dr Dominic Thewlis

Dominic Thewlis
NHMRC R.D Wright Fellow
Adelaide Medical School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Dr Dominic Thewlis works in the field of biomechanics (the application of mechanics to understand biological phenomena), specifically orthopaedic (our bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments) biomechanics. He is an NHMRC R.D Wright Fellow (2017-2021). He is recognised as an emerging leader in the field with awards from the International Society of Biomechanics (footwear biomechanics group), International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics community, Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society, and the ORS (USA). He is the current President of the Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society, and editorial board member for the Journal of Biomechanics and Gait and Posture.

He has made significant contributions in to our understanding of how mechanical loading can influence the out come of complex orthopaedic surgeries (e.g. fracture repair, knee replacement and hip replacement) using a novel combination of experimental and computational methods to model the human musculoskeletal system. He has also used these techniques to gain new insight into the progression of some musculoskeletal diseases.

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Dr Dominic Thewlis

Dr Dominic Thewlis works in the field of biomechanics (the application of mechanics to understand biological phenomena), specifically orthopaedic (our bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments) biomechanics. He is an NHMRC R.D Wright Fellow (2017-2021). He is recognised as an emerging leader in the field with awards from the International Society of Biomechanics (footwear biomechanics group), International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics community, Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society, and the ORS (USA). He is the current President of the Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society, and editorial board member for the Journal of Biomechanics and Gait and Posture.

He has made significant contributions in to our understanding of how mechanical loading can influence the out come of complex orthopaedic surgeries (e.g. fracture repair, knee replacement and hip replacement) using a novel combination of experimental and computational methods to model the human musculoskeletal system. He has also used these techniques to gain new insight into the progression of some musculoskeletal diseases.

Research experience and track record

I am an NHMRC R.D. Wright Fellow (2017-2021). My primary research focus is the biomechanics of orthopaedic disease and injury. This includes articular fracture management, which is known to be associated with osteoarthritis onset, and joint arthroplasty – the end point for most people with degenerative joint disease. I use a novel combination of biomechanical modelling methods, medial imaging, physical activity monitoring and patient reported outcome measures to explore these conditions. I have published 56 papers in peer-reviewed journals and presented my work extensively at international conferences.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2017 Associate Professor University of Adelaide
2013 - 2017 Senior Lecturer in Biomechanics University of South Australia
2012 - 2016 Affiliate Lecturer University of Adelaide, Adelaide
2009 - 2012 Lecturer (Level B) in Biomechanics University of South Australia
2008 - 2011 Honorary Fellow Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh Hospital Trust

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Amount
2017 - 2021 R.D Wright Career Development Fellowship
2015 Benno Nigg Award for Applied Research International Society of Biomechanics (footwear group)
2014 Excellence in reviewing for the Journal of Biomechanics
2013 Young Tall Poppy Australian Institute of Policy and Science
2012 Best Poster Prize
2011 Early Career Researcher International Travel Award University of South Australia
2011 Supported Teacher Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching University of South Australia
2009 - 2012 Supported Researcher Award University of South Australia

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2009 University of Central Lancashire UK PhD
2003 University of Central Lancashire, Preston United Kingdom BSc (Hons)

Research Interests

Biomechanics, Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation, Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine

Journals

Year Citation
2017 Fuller, J., Bellenger, C., Thewlis, D., Arnold, J., Thomson, R., Tsiros, M. ... Buckley, J. (2017). Tracking performance changes with running-stride variability when athletes are functionally overreached. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 12, 3, 357-363. 10.1123/ijspp.2015-0618
2017 Thewlis, D., Fraysse, F., Callary, S., Verghese, V., Jones, C., Findlay, D. ... Solomon, L. (2017). Postoperative weight bearing and patient reported outcomes at one year following tibial plateau fractures. Injury, 48, 7, 1650-1656. 10.1016/j.injury.2017.05.024
2017 Bartram, J., Thewlis, D., Martin, D. & Norton, K. (2017). Predicting critical power in elite cyclists: questioning validity of the 3-min All-out test. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 12, 6, 783-787. 10.1123/ijspp.2016-0376
2017 Fuller, J., Thewlis, D., Tsiros, M., Brown, N. & Buckley, J. (2017). Six-week transition to minimalist shoes improves running economy and time-trial performance. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, OnlinePubl, 1-6. 10.1016/j.jsams.2017.04.013
2017 Fuller, J., Thewlis, D., Buckley, J., Brown, N., Hamill, J. & Tsiros, M. (2017). Body Mass and Weekly Training Distance Influence the Pain and Injuries Experienced by Runners Using Minimalist Shoes: A Randomized Controlled Trial. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 45, 5, 1162-1170. 10.1177/0363546516682497
2017 Pearson-Dennett, V., Todd, G., Wilcox, R., Vogel, A., White, J. & Thewlis, D. (2017). History of cannabis use is associated with altered gait. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 178, 215-222. 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2017.05.017
2017 Bishop, C., Hillier, S. & Thewlis, D. (2017). The reliability of the Adelaide in-shoe foot model. Gait and Posture, 56, 1-7. 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2017.04.020
2017 Mills, S., McDonnell, M., Thewlis, D. & Mackintosh, S. (2017). Is there a relationship between postural alignment and mobility for adults after acquired brain injury? A systematic review. Brain Injury, 31, 5, 571-580. 10.1080/02699052.2017.1283061
2017 Roberts, B., Solomon, L., Mercer, G., Reynolds, K., Thewlis, D. & Perilli, E. (2017). Joint loading and proximal tibia subchondral trabecular bone microarchitecture differ with walking gait patterns in end-stage knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, Online, 1-10. 10.1016/j.joca.2017.06.001
2016 Roberts, B., Thewlis, D., Solomon, L., Mercer, G., Reynolds, K. & Perilli, E. (2016). LINKING PROXIMAL TIBIA BONE MICROARCHITECTURE TO IN VIVO DYNAMIC KNEE JOINT LOADS IN END-STAGE KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS. OSTEOARTHRITIS AND CARTILAGE, 24, S98-S98.
2016 Roberts, B., Thewlis, D., Solomon, L., Mercer, G., Reynolds, K. & Perilli, E. (2016). Systematic mapping of the subchondral bone 3D microarchitecture in the human tibial plateau: Variations with joint alignment. Journal of Orthopaedic Research, Online, 9, 1-15. 10.1002/jor.23474
2016 Fuller, J., Amado, A., Emmerik, R., Hamill, J., Buckley, J., Tsiros, M. & Thewlis, D. (2016). The effect of footwear and footfall pattern on running stride interval long-range correlations and distributional variability. Gait and Posture, 44, 137-142. 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2015.12.006
2016 Fraysse, F., Milanese, S. & Thewlis, D. (2016). Practices and risks associated with operation of tie-down lashings in the vehicle transport industry. Ergonomics, 59, 12, 1661-1672. 10.1080/00140139.2016.1158324
2016 Todd, G., Pearson-Dennett, V., Wilcox, R., Chau, M., Thoirs, K., Thewlis, D. ... White, J. (2016). Adults with a history of illicit amphetamine use exhibit abnormal substantia nigra morphology and parkinsonism. Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, 25, 27-32. 10.1016/j.parkreldis.2016.02.019
2016 Al-Dirini, R., Reed, M., Hu, J. & Thewlis, D. (2016). Development and Validation of a High Anatomical Fidelity FE Model for the Buttock and Thigh of a Seated Individual. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 44, 9, 2805-2816. 10.1007/s10439-016-1560-3
2016 Arnold, J., Wong, D., Jones, R., Hill, C. & Thewlis, D. (2016). Lateral Wedge Insoles for Reducing Biomechanical Risk Factors for Medial Knee Osteoarthritis Progression: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.. Arthritis care & research, 68, 7, 936-951. 10.1002/acr.22797
2016 Fraysse, F., Arnold, J. & Thewlis, D. (2016). A method for concise reporting of joint reaction forces orientation during gait. Journal of Biomechanics, 49, 14, 3538-3542. 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2016.08.005
2016 Fuller, J., Buckley, J., Tsiros, M., Brown, N. & Thewlis, D. (2016). Redistribution of mechanical work at the knee and ankle joints during fast running in minimalist shoes. Journal of Athletic Training, 51, 10, 806-812. 10.4085/1062-6050-51.12.05
2016 Withanage, K., Lee, I., Brinkworth, R., Mackintosh, S. & Thewlis, D. (2016). Fall Recovery Subactivity Recognition with RGB-D Cameras. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, 12, 6, 2312-2320. 10.1109/TII.2016.2590339
2016 Roberts, B., Thewlis, D., Solomon, L., Mercer, G., Reynolds, K. & Perilli, E. (2016). A SYSTEMATIC MAPPING OF TIBIAL PLATEAU BONE MICROARCHITECTURE IN END-STAGE KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS. OSTEOARTHRITIS AND CARTILAGE, 24, S248-S249.
2016 Fuller, J., Archer, J., Buckley, J., Tsiros, M. & Thewlis, D. (2016). The reliability of dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry measurements of bone mineral density in the metatarsals. Skeletal Radiology, 45, 1, 135-140. 10.1007/s00256-015-2227-0
2016 Fuller, J., Thewlis, D., Tsiros, M., Brown, N. & Buckley, J. (2016). Effects of a minimalist shoe on running economy and 5-km running performance. Journal of Sports Sciences, 34, 18, 1740-1745. 10.1080/02640414.2015.1136071
2015 Arnold, J., Mackintosh, S., Olds, T., Jones, S. & Thewlis, D. (2015). Improvements in knee biomechanics during walking are associated with increased physical activity after total knee arthroplasty. Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 33, 12, 1818-1825. 10.1002/jor.22969
2015 Al-Dirini, R., Reed, M. & Thewlis, D. (2015). Deformation of the gluteal soft tissues during sitting. Clinical Biomechanics, 30, 7, 662-668. 10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2015.05.008
2015 van de Pol, G. J., Iselin, L. D., Callary, S. A., Thewlis, D., Jones, C. F., Atkins, G. J. & Solomon, L. B. (2015). Impaction bone grafting has potential as an adjunct to the surgical stabilisation of osteoporotic tibial plateau fractures: Early results of a case series.. Injury, 46, 6, 1089-1096. 10.1016/j.injury.2015.02.019
2015 Bishop, C., Arnold, J., Fraysse, F. & Thewlis, D. (2015). A method to investigate the effect of shoe-hole size on surface marker movement when describing in-shoe joint kinematics using a multi-segment foot model. Gait and Posture, 41, 1, 295-299. 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2014.09.002
2015 Fuller, J., Thewlis, D., Tsiros, M., Brown, N. & Buckley, J. (2015). The long-term effect of minimalist shoes on running performance and injury: design of a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 5, 8, e008307-1-e008307-9. 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008307
2015 Thewlis, D., Callary, S. A., Fraysse, F. & Solomon, L. B. (2015). Peak loading during walking is not associated with fracture migration following tibial plateau fracture: A preliminary case series.. J Orthop Res, 33, 9, 1398-1406. 10.1002/jor.22905
2015 Bain, G., Clitherow, H., Millar, S., Fraysse, F., Costi, J., Eng, K. ... Thewlis, D. (2015). The effect of lunate morphology on the 3-dimensional kinematics of the carpus. Journal of Hand Surgery, 40, 1, 81-89.e1. 10.1016/j.jhsa.2014.09.019
2015 Banwell, H., Thewlis, D. & Mackintosh, S. (2015). Adults with flexible pes planus and the approach to the prescription of customised foot orthoses in clinical practice: A clinical records audit. Foot, 25, 2, 101-109. 10.1016/j.foot.2015.03.005
2015 Bishop, C., Hillier, S. & Thewlis, D. (2015). A preliminary investigation of the immediate effects of footwear and custom foot orthotics on the foot in patients with plantar fasciopathy. Footwear Science, 7, sup1, S104-S106. 10.1080/19424280.2015.1038633
2015 Fuller, J. T., Bellenger, C. R., Thewlis, D., Tsiros, M. D. & Buckley, J. D. (2015). The effect of footwear on running performance and running economy in distance runners.. Sports Med, 45, 3, 411-422. 10.1007/s40279-014-0283-6
2015 Li, K., Wei, N., Yue, S., Thewlis, D., Fraysse, F., Immink, M. & Eston, R. (2015). Coordination of digit force variability during dominant and non‑dominant sustained precision pinch. Experimental Brain Research, 233, 7, 2053-2060. 10.1007/s00221-015-4276-y
2015 Hillier, S., Immink, M. & Thewlis, D. (2015). Assessing Proprioception: A Systematic Review of Possibilities.. Neurorehabil Neural Repair, 29, 10, 933-949. 10.1177/1545968315573055
2014 Fraysse, F., Costi, J., Stanley, R., Ding, B., McGuire, D., Eng, K. ... Thewlis, D. (2014). A novel method to replicate the kinematics of the carpus using a six degree-of-freedom robot. Journal of Biomechanics, 47, 5, 1091-1098. 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2013.12.033
2014 Arnold, J., Mackintosh, S., Jones, S. & Thewlis, D. (2014). Altered dynamic foot kinematics in people with medial knee osteoarthritis during walking: A cross-sectional study. Knee, 21, 6, 1101-1106. 10.1016/j.knee.2014.08.004
2014 Arnold, J., Mackintosh, S., Jones, S. & Thewlis, D. (2014). Differences in foot kinematics between young and older adults during walking. Gait and Posture, 39, 2, 689-694. 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2013.09.021
2014 Fraysse, F. & Thewlis, D. (2014). Comparison of anatomical, functional and regression methods for estimating the rotation axes of the forearm. Journal of Biomechanics, 47, 14, 3488-3493. 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2014.09.003
2014 Banwell, H., Mackintosh, S. & Thewlis, D. (2014). Foot orthoses for adults with flexible pes planus: a systematic review. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 7, 1, 23-1-23-18. 10.1186/1757-1146-7-23
2014 Pearson-Dennett, V., Flavel, S. C., Wilcox, R. A., Thewlis, D., Vogel, A. P., White, J. M. & Todd, G. (2014). Hand function is altered in individuals with a history of illicit stimulant use.. PLoS One, 9, 12, e115771-. 10.1371/journal.pone.0115771
2014 Thewlis, D., Hillier, S., Hobbs, S. & Richards, J. (2014). Preoperative asymmetry in load distribution during quite stance persist following total knee arthroplasty. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, 22, 3, 609-614. 10.1007/s00167-013-2616-7
2014 Banwell, H., Mackintosh, S., Thewlis, D. & Landorf, K. (2014). Consensus-based recommendations of Australian podiatrists for the prescription of foot orthoses for symptomatic flexible pes planus in adults. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 7, 1, 49-1-49-13. 10.1186/s13047-014-0049-2
2013 Arnold, J., Mackintosh, S., Jones, S. & Thewlis, D. (2013). Repeatability of stance phase kinematics from a multi-segment foot model in people aged 50 years and older. Gait and Posture, 38, 2, 349-351. 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2012.11.010
2013 Arnold, J., Walters, J., Solomon, L. & Thewlis, D. (2013). Does the method of component fixation influence clinical outcomes after total knee replacement? A systematic literature review. Journal of Arthroplasty, 28, 5, 740-746. 10.1016/j.arth.2012.09.021
2013 Callary, S., Thewlis, D., Rowlands, A., Findlay, D. & Solomon, L. (2013). Collecting a comprehensive evidence base to monitor fracture rehabilitation: a case study. World Journal of Orthopedics, 4, 4, 259-266. 10.5312/wjo.v4.i4.259
2013 Thewlis, D., Bishop, C., Daniell, N. & Paul, G. (2013). Next-generation low-cost motion capture systems can provide comparable spatial accuracy to high-end systems. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 29, 1, 112-117. 10.1123/jab.29.1.112
2013 Bishop, C., Paul, G. & Thewlis, D. (2013). The reliability, accuracy and minimal detectable difference of a multi-segment kinematic model of the foot-shoe complex. Gait and Posture, 37, 4, 552-557. 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2012.09.020
2013 Bishop, C., Bartold, S. & Thewlis, D. (2013). Effects of footwear on lead limb knee and ankle joint kinematics in a fast bowler with a history of posterior ankle joint impingement - a case report. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 23, 6, 491-493. 10.1097/JSM.0b013e318291d154
2012 Theobald, G., Parry, S., Richards, J., Thewlis, D., Tootill, I. & Selfe, J. (2012). Biomechanical effects of different treatment modalities used in knee pain during cycling. Physiotherapy Practice and Research, 33, 1, 16-21. 10.3233/PPR-2012-33104
2012 Bishop, C., Paul, G. & Thewlis, D. (2012). Recommendations for the reporting of foot and ankle models. Journal of Biomechanics, 45, 13, 2185-2194. 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2012.06.019
2012 Lee, Y., Callary, S., Howie, D., Thewlis, D. & Solomon, L. (2012). The effect of hip position on the length of trochanteric muscles: potential implications for early postoperative management of hip arthroplasty. Journal of Arthroplasty, 27, 6, 953-960. 10.1016/j.arth.2011.08.023
2011 Bishop, C., Paul, G. & Thewlis, D. (2011). Footwear modifies coronal plane forefoot and sagittal plane hallux kinematics during stance phase of walking gait. Footwear Science, 3, SUPPL.1, S12-S13. 10.1080/19424280.2011.575839
2011 Bishop, C., Thewlis, D., Uden, H., Ogilvie, D. & Paul, G. (2011). A radiological method to determine the accuracy of motion capture marker placement on palpable anatomical landmarks through a shoe. Footwear Science, 3, 3, 169-177. 10.1080/19424280.2011.635386
2011 Bishop, C., Paul, G., Uden, H. & Thewlis, D. (2011). The development of a multi-segment kinematic model of footwear. Footwear Science, 3, SUPPL.1, S13-S15. 10.1080/19424280.2011.575873
2011 Selfe, J., Thewlis, D., Hill, S., Whitaker, J., Sutton, C. & Richards, J. (2011). A clinical study of the biomechanics of step descent using different treatment modalities for patellofemoral pain. Gait and Posture, 34, 1, 92-96. 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2011.03.019
2009 Richards, J., Thewlis, D. & Selfe, J. (2009). Direct and indirect biomechanical changes during gait following total knee arthroplasty. Gait & Posture, 30, S142-S142. 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2009.08.212
2009 Richards, J., Selfe, J. & Thewlis, D. (2009). A clinical study of the biomechanics of step descent using different treatment modalities for patellofemoral pain. Gait & Posture, 30, S28-S29. 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2009.08.044
2008 Richards, J., Thewlis, D., Selfe, J., Cunningham, A. & Hayes, C. (2008). A biomechanical investigation of a single-limb squat: Implications for lower extremity rehabilitation exercise. Journal of Athletic Training, 43, 5, 477-482. 10.4085/1062-6050-43.5.477
2008 Thewlis, D., Richards, J. & Hobbs, S. J. (2008). THE APPROPRIATENESS OF METHODS USED TO CALCULATE JOINT KINEMATICS. Journal of Biomechanics, 41, S320-S320. 10.1016/S0021-9290(08)70319-1
2008 Thewlis, D., Richards, J. & Bower, J. (2008). Discrepancies in knee joint moments using common anatomical frames defined by different palpable landmarks. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 24, 2, 185-190. 10.1123/jab.24.2.185
2008 Selfe, J., Richards, J., Thewlis, D. & Kilmurray, S. (2008). The biomechanics of step descent under different treatment modalities used in patellofemoral pain. Gait and Posture, 27, 2, 258-263. 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2007.03.017
2006 Selfe, J., Hardaker, N., Thewlis, D. & Karki, A. (2006). An Accurate and Reliable Method of Thermal Data Analysis in Thermal Imaging of the Anterior Knee for Use in Cryotherapy Research. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 87, 12, 1630-1635. 10.1016/j.apmr.2006.08.346

Conference Papers

Year Citation
2012 Al-Dirini, R., Reed, M., Paul, G. & Thewlis, D. (2012). A subject-specific model of human.
2012 Al-Dirini, R., Thewlis, D. & Paul, G. (2012). A comprehensive literature review of the pelvis and the lower extremity FE human models under quasi-static conditions. 18th Triennial International Ergonomics Association’s Congress (IEA). Recife, Brazil. 10.3233/WOR-2012-1039-4218

Conference Items

Year Citation
2017 Beaucage-Gauvreau, E., Thewlis, D., Graham, R., Robertson, W. S. P., Fraser, R. D., Freeman, B. J. & Jones, C. F. (2017). Validation of Full Body OpenSim Model With Detailed Lumbar Spine to Evaluate Biomechanics of Lifting Tasks. XXVI Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics. Brisbane, Australia.
2017 Beaucage-Gauvreau, E., Thewlis, D., Robertson, W. S. P., Fraser, R. D., Freeman, B. J. C. & Jones, C. F. (2017). Biomechanical Investigation of a Braced Arm-To-Thigh Lifting Technique for Occupational Tasks, With Kinematic Analysis and Computer Modeling Approaches. XXVI Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics. Brisbane, Australia.
Competitive research funding

I have held research funding from federal agencies (ARC, NHMRC, Department of Defence), NGOs and private industry in Australia and the UK. In total, my research has received approximately (accounting for exchange rate) $3.38M in external funding. I am currently a chief investigator on grants with a total value of $1.92M.

Current External funding
2017-2018

Fay Fuller Foundation.

Are young adults aware of the long-lasting consequences of methamphetamine (‘ice’) use on health and would knowledge of a visible long-lasting consequence decrease use of the drug?

Todd G, White J, Esterman A, Thewlis D, Procter N, Wilcox R, Vogel A

$235,000
2017

AOSpine (Asia-Pacific), The AO Foundation.

Validation of a full-body musculoskeletal model with detailed lumbar spine, for estimating spinal muscle and joint loads in bending and lifting tasks.

Jones C, Beaucage-Gauvreau E, Thewlis D, Robertson W, Fraser R, Freeman B,

$6700 (CHF 5000)
2017 - 2019

Defence Science & Technology Group – Department of Defence.

Developing a human-centred design and assurance methodology for future submarine internal spaces. Thewlis D, Fraysse F, Daniell N, Schumacher P.

$834,743
2017 - 2020

National Health & Medical Research Council. R.D, Wright Biomedical Career Development Fellowship (GNT1126229).

Improving the functional outcomes of lower limb orthopaedic surgery. Thewlis D.

$425,048.00
2016

AMP Foundation Limited.

Setting up girls for success in physical activity. Tsiros M, Mackintosh S, Thewlis D.

$19,000
2016

Defence Science & Technology Group – Department of Defence.

Maritime physical habitability standards. Thewlis D, Fraysse F, Tomkinson G.

$65,000
2016 - 2018

Defence Science & Technology Group – Department of Defence.

Enhanced Digital Human Models. Thewlis D, Fraysse F.

$339,186
2015 - 2016

Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. A novel method for preventing overtraining in runners.

Arnold J, Fuller J, Bellenger C, Buckley J, Thewlis D.

$8,496
2015 Australian Research Council, LIEF (LE150100094). Development of a world-class facility for three-dimensional dynamic testing. . Cazzolato, Sammut, Thewlis, Wilson, Thomas, Griffith, Kotooussov, Hansen, Ng, Taylor, Costi, Tang, Gad, Ranmuthugala, Ojeda, Wildy (Institutional CI) $630,000 ($400,000 directly from the ARC, $230,000 (cash) from partner institutions)
2015 - 2017

International musculoskeletal research institute.

The biomechanics of posterolateral and posterior approaches to total hip replacement.

Thewlis D

$90,000
2014 - 2017

Defence Science & Technology Organization – Department of Defence.

  Effect of Transit on Musculoskeletal Health. Thewlis D, Tomkinson G.

$88,690
2014 - 2016

Royal Adelaide Hospital.

A novel "arm-to-thigh" bracing technique for one-handed reaching and lifting tasks in patients with chronic low back pain and degenerative spondylolisthesis: biomechanical evaluation of spine and knee loads, and patient reported pain. Jones C, Thewlis D, Fraser R.

$30,000
Research supervision and training

I currently supervise five PhD students and two honours student. I have previously supervised six PhD students, one Masters by Research and nine Honours students to completion. My PhD students have gone on to take on postdoctoral fellowships (including NHMRC, ARC-linkage and industry funded) with leading institutions in Australia.

Memberships

Date Role Membership Country
2015 - ongoing President Australian & New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society Australia
2005 - ongoing Member International Society of Biomechanics

Committee Memberships

Date Role Committee Institution Country
2015 - 2018 President Australian & New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society
2014 - 2016 Member Division Research Management Committee University of South Australia
2013 - 2015 Member School Research Management Committee University of South Australia
2012 - 2015 Secretary Australian & New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society
2012 - 2013 Member Research Training Group University of South Australia
2011 - ongoing Member Program Advisory Committee University of South Australia
2009 - 2011 Member School Research Management Committee University of South Australia
2009 - ongoing Member Program Management Team (Human Movement) University of South Australia

Editorial Boards

Date Role Editorial Board Name Country
2016 - ongoing Board Member Journal of Biomechanics
2016 - ongoing Board Member Journal of Biomechanics
2014 - ongoing Board Member Gait and Posture
2013 - ongoing Board Member Gait and Posture
Position
NHMRC R.D Wright Fellow
Phone
83137096
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences Building
Room Number
WS7060
Org Unit
Adelaide Medical School

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