Andrew Cresswell

Head of School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences, UQ

Andrew is Head of the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences and Professor in Biomechanics/Neurophysiology. The School is one of six schools within UQ’s Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences.

It is widely recognised as the leading School of its kind in Australia, conducting multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary teaching and research across the fields of exercise and sports science, clinical exercise physiology, dietetics and nutrition, health sport and physical education, sports medicine and sports coaching, that are of the highest international standard.

Andrew commenced as Head of the School in 2013 and is responsible for academic leadership, governance, guidance and human resource management as well as financial and infrastructure management and external relations.

Andrew completed his medical doctorate in Neuroscience from the Karolinska Institute, Sweden, in 1993 and returned to Australia in 2005 as Professor in Biomechanics/Neurophysiology at UQ. Andrew’s research interest is in the integration of neurophysiology and biomechanics to investigate the control of human movement.

He has coauthored more than 189 peer reviewed publications in leading scientific journals with more than 6,279 attributed citations. He has been awarded major research grants from the Swedish Research Foundation, the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council and the Australian Research Council.

He is Section Editor for the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports and serves on the Editorial Boards for Acta Physiologic and Journal of Science and Medicine in Sports.

He is past President of the International Society of Biomechanics, a Fellow of Sports Medicine Australia and a past President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Biomechanics.

See Andrew on the jury panel at the HYPE SPIN Accelerator: Global Pitch Event on 9 April at Commonwealth House.

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