Staff profile

Dr Natalie Saunders

Position: Lecturer
role description
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Health
Department: School of Exercise & Nut. Sci.
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 924 68284 +61 3 924 68284
Email: natalie.saunders@deakin.edu.au

Biography

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Education, University of Ballarat, 1998
  • Graduate Diploma in Exercise for Rehabilitation, University of Ballarat, 2002
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Ballarat, 2007
  • Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2012


Affiliations

Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA)

Sports Medicine Australia (SMA)

International Society of Biomechanics (ISB)


 


LinkedIn profile

https://au.linkedin.com/in/natalie-saunders-2a56b251


Academic

Teaching Interests

Bridging the gap between knowledge and practice in clinical exercise physiology

Musculoskeletal rehabilitation 

Clinical exercise

Biomechanics and Anatomy
 


Conferences and seminars

Fox A, Bonacci J, McLean S, Spittle M & Saunders N (2015). ‘The relationship between performance on a single-leg squat and leap landing task: Moving towards a netball-specific ACL injury risk screening method.’ Paper presented at the XXV Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, 12th – 16th July, Glasgow, Scotland.


Fox A, Bonacci J, McLean S, Spittle M & Saunders N (2015). ‘Assessing the effectiveness of field-based ACL injury risk screening methods in identifying high-risk landing patterns during a sport-specific task.’ Paper presented at the XXV Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, 12th – 16th July, Glasgow, Scotland.


Fox A, Bonacci J, McLean S, Spittle M & Saunders N (2015). ‘The influence of muscular activation profiles on lower limb biomechanics during a sport-specific task.’ Paper presented at the 33rd International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports, 29th June– 3rd July, Poitiers, France.

Fox A, Bonacci J, McLean S, Spittle M & Saunders N (2015). ‘Detecting biomechanical adaptations in sport-specific landing patterns using field-based ACL injury risk screening methods.’ Paper presented at the 2015 Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, 21st – 24th October, Sanctuary Cove, Queensland, Australia.


Saunders N, Fox A & Bonacci J (2015). ‘Examining the association between unilateral versus bilateral drop vertical jump landings and a sport-specific task.’ Paper presented at the 2015 Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, 21st – 24th October, Sanctuary Cove, Queensland, Australia.

Awards

Awards and prizes

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


Research

Research interests

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.


Research page

https://www.deakin.edu.au/apps/research/find-a-researcher/27581/Dr-Natalie-Saunders


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