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Dr Natalie Saunders is a lecturer in Pre Clinical Practice in the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences. She teaches into the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology degree and works as a practicing Accredited Exercise Physiologist within the Deakin Clinical Exercise Learning Centre. She is an active researcher in neuromuscular control of the lower limb and currently supervises research students.
Unit Chair HSE711 Pre Clinical Practice 1
Unit Chair HSE711 Pre Clinical Practice 2
Unit Chair HSE714 Clinical Practicum 1
Unit Chair HSE715 Clinical Practicum 2
Unit Chair HSE717 Clinical Practicum 3
Academic clinician in Clinical Exercise Learning Centre
Dr Saunders completed her PhD in neuromuscular and biomechanical characteristics of the female landing pattern in netball. Her research interests include understanding eccentric lower limb neuromuscular control and loading for the purpose of understanding and preventing sporting injuries and improving functional outcomes in pathological populations. Dr Saunders also has an interest in translating evidence based research into practice in the wider community populations, including the development of safe-landing resources that have been adopted by Netball Australia and incorporated into coach education courses.
2009 – Sport and Recreation Victoria Award – JENSEP project
2005 – Awarded an International Society of Biomechanics Congress travel
grant to travel to, and present at the ISB 05 Congress in Cleveland, Ohio
Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA)
Sports Medicine Australia (SMA)
International Society of Biomechanics (ISB)
International Society of Electromyography & Kinesiology (ISEK)
Dr Saunders is heavily involved with developing the new Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology degree.
Saunders N (2010) INVITED SPEAKER: Hard grounds and injury:
What are the implications for training? SMX 2010 – Victorian
Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport and Exercise
Saunders N & Otago L (2010) INVITED SPEAKER: Down to Earth –
Safe-landing workshop. NSW Netball Conference.
Twomey D, Otago L & Saunders N (2010) Challenges in the
development of criteria for synthetic turf for Australian football and
cricket. SportSURF Conference – Loughborough UK
Saunders N & Otago L (2009) INVITED SPEAKER: Down to Earth –
Safe-landing workshop. Victorian Netball Conference.
Seater J, Saunders N & Otago L (2009) An investigation into the effect of visual targeting in a run up and land task on lower limb muscle activation. Australian Biomechanics Conference