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Dr Max Stuelcken

BSc(SportSci) (Merit) NSW, MHlthSci (Hons) Syd., PhD Syd.

  • Lecturer, Sports Science (Biomechanics)
  • School of Health
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Office location
Sunshine Coast
Max Stuelcken

Dr Max Stuelcken joined the School of Health 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, Functional Anatomy, 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, tennis, golf, 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 and the International Society of Biomechanics in Sport.

Research Grants

Project name Investigators Funding body Year
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

Research areas

  • injury surveillance
  • links between biomechanics and injury
  • movement variability and coordination
  • functional anatomy and postural control

Teaching areas

  • Functional Anatomy
  • Biomechanics

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Max's specialist areas of knowledge include sports science, ergonomics, biomechanics and functional anatomy.

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