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Dr Kevin Netto is a Lecturer in the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences. He teaches at undergraduate level in the area of Biomechanics. He also supervises honours, masters and PhD students in this area. Dr Netto is an active researcher in the area of occupational and sport biomechanics and is a member of the Centre for Exercise and Sports Science (C-ESS).
Unit Coordinator HSE 202, HSE 323
Supervisor for Honours, Masters and PhD students
Dr Netto leads a stream of research investigating the biomechanics of hard work. He is interested in musculoskeletal load when stressors such as heat, shock, vibration or movement restriction are experienced during demanding occupational pursuits. He investigates the effect military body armour has on movement. He collaborates with the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) investigating the occupational health and safety of volunteer bushfire fighters in Australia. He works with Australian Defence Force investigating vibration and shock loads soldiers are exposed to during overland transports as well as neck injuries sustained by combat pilots. Dr Netto frequently advices local council, industry and government departments about the musculoskeletal demand of physically challenging work to better facilitate a reduction in injury and an increase in productivity.
Australian and New Zealand Society of Biomechanics
International Society of Biomechanics
Netto, Lord, Petersen, Jennsen, Nichols and Aisbett. 2012. Muscle activation during the pack hike test and a critical wildfire fighting task. 26th Congress of the International Society of Electrophysiology & Kinesiology. Brisbane
Netto and Burnett. 2011. Neck muscle activation in helicopter loadmasters during intensive nightflight operations. International Society of Biomechanics. VUB Brussels.
Netto, Tran, Aisbett and Gastin. 2010. Validity of GPS housed accelerometer data in running and cutting. Sports Medicine Australia Conference, Port Douglas.
Netto. 2008. Biomechanics and consultancy: Sports, clinical and exercise applications. (Invited presentation) 3rd Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science Conference. Melbourne: Australian Catholic University.