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Dr Natalie Saunders
School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
+61 3 924 68284
Role and profile
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.
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