15 November 2021

Investing in joint biomechanics research

A new Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centre is bringing together leading researchers, surgeons, and industry partners to train an industry-ready workforce, capable of creating and applying new technologies in orthopedics and joint biomechanics.

ARC Chief Executive Officer, Professor Sue Thomas, has welcomed the official launch of the ARC Training Centre for Joint Biomechanics to be led by the Queensland University of Technology.

Professor Thomas said the Training Centre would receive $3.9 million in funding over 4 years under the ARC’s Industrial Transformation Research Program (ITRP) to transform personalised surgical treatment of joints through innovative technologies and to develop computational simulation and robot technologies for orthopaedic surgery.

‘The Training Centre is poised to become a leading global joint biomechanical research facility. They are focused on developing industry specific solutions that will improve the health and wellbeing of Australians,’ Professor Thomas said.

‘They are also fostering opportunities for Higher Degree Research candidates and early career researchers by building a collaborative network between industry, healthcare providers and academia.’

‘By developing tailored training programs, the Training Centre aims to keep Australian researchers and industry at the forefront of this vital industry.’ 

The Queensland University of Technology will lead the project and collaborate with 12 partners, including The University of Queensland and The University of New South Wales.  

The Training Centre also has strong links with Stryker South Pacific, Zimmer Biomet Pty Ltd, Logemas Pty Ltd, Materialise NV, Australian Biotechnologies Pty Limited, University of Stuttgart, Western University, Canada, University of Malaga, the Trustee for the Cutbush Family Trust and NeuRA.

For more information about the ARC Training Centre for Joint Biomechanics, visit their website

Information on the ARC’s Industrial Transformation Training Centres scheme is available on the Australian Research Council website.

Media contact: 
ARC Stakeholder Relations 0412 623 056 or communications@arc.gov.au