Noyel Thibbotuwawa

Noyel Thibbotuwawa

Research Officer/Engineer

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Currently working as a Research Engineer, I'm responsible for providing technical assistance, execution of research experiments and analysis, the preparation of research data, and day-to-day maintenance of the biomechanics laboratory for the Spinal Research Group and Centre for Orthopaedics and Trauma research program. The Biomechanics Laboratory of the Spinal Research Group and the Centre for Orthopaedics and Trauma Research is focussed on improving understanding of the biomechanics of the spine, and more generally the musculoskeletal system, in healthy, diseased and injured states. In addition to clinical research, variety of laboratory-based models and techniques including human and animal cadaveric tissue, computational models, pre-clinical animal models, and human participants are used.

Research Engineer, Centre for Orthopaedic & Trauma Research, School of Medicine, University of Adelaide : As a Research Engineer Namal is responsible for providing technical assistance, execution of research experiments and analysis, the preparation of research data, and day-to-day maintenance of the biomechanics laboratory for the Spinal Research Group and Centre for Orthopaedics and Trauma research program. The Biomechanics Laboratory of the Spinal Research Group and the Centre for Orthopaedics and Trauma Research is focussed on improving understanding of the biomechanics of the spine, and more generally the musculoskeletal system, in healthy, diseased and injured states. In addition to clinical research, variety of laboratory-based models and techniques including human and animal cadaveric tissue, computational models, pre-clinical animal models, and human participants are used.

  • Teaching Assistant, School of Chemistry Physics and Mechanical Engineering, Queensland University of Technology (Feb 2012 - Apr 2017); Area/Subject: Mechanical Design
  • Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Moratuwa (Dec 2010 - Feb 2012); Area/Subject: Biomechanics, Industrial Engineering, Human Factors Engineering in product and system design, Industrial Ergonomics, Mechanical design, Mechanics of Machinery, Humanitarian Engineering design.
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Feb 2009 - Oct 2010) ; Area/Subject: Human Factors Engineering, Product design, Occupational Biomechanics
  • Position: Research Officer/Engineer
  • Phone: 83132853
  • Email: noyel.thibbotuwawa@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences Building, floor 7
  • Org Unit: Surgical Specialties

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