Dr Max Stuelcken

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Dr Max Stuelcken


Teaching areas

  • Functional Anatomy
  • Biomechanics

Research areas

  • injury surveillance
  • links between biomechanics and injury
  • optimising sports technique
  • coaching interventions to reduce potential for injury
  • movement variability and coordination


Dr Max Stuelcken joined the School of Health and Sport Sciences in late 2012 after three years working as an Associate Lecturer and Research Assistant in the Discipline of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Sydney. He has taught at undergraduate and postgraduate level into areas such as Biomechanics, Ergonomics, Kinesiology, and Research Methods.

An underlying theme of much of his research has been the identification of links between biomechanics and injury. He has obtained competitive funding for some of his research and published his work in well regarded peer-reviewed journals. He has been involved in research projects in sports such as cricket, netball, swimming and rugby union.

Max has also worked in biomechanics positions at both the Australian Institute of Sport and New South Wales Institute of Sport where he was involved in the sports science servicing of scholarship athletes in sports such as cricket, swimming, and baseball. From 2006-2010 he was accredited by Swimming Australia to undertake competition analyses for Australian swimmers during major national and international meets.

Max is a member of Sports Medicine Australia, the Australian and New Zealand Society of Biomechanics, and the International Society of Biomechanics in Sport.

Research grants

Project nameInvestigatorsFunding bodyYear
An investigation into the influence of differing levels of representativeness on landing technique in sport Gorman, A., Sayers, M., Stuelcken, M., Mellifont, D., Severin, A. Queensland Academy of Sport (Centre of Excellence for Applied Sports Science Research). A$6486. 2015
Ankle instability in netballers. Hiller, C., Greene, A., Stuelcken, M., Smith, R. and Sharp, T. New South Wales Sporting Injury Committee (Research and Injury Prevention Scheme) A$10,602.08. 2012
A prospective investigation of fast bowling injuries and their mechanisms in women's first class cricket. Sinclair, P. (Principal Researcher), Stuelcken, M. (Main Researcher), Ginn, K., Portus, M. and Pyne, D. Cricket Australia Sports Science Medicine Research Grant A$35,610. 2003
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