Catherine Galvin


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Engineering Building (32), E201


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I am an electrical engineering lecturer and academic who has combined my passion for martial arts with a love for practical science, to help people stay active and healthy for longer.


Knee kinematics and biomechanics, knee osteoarthritis, the alignment of total knee replacements, machine learning applications for biomechanics.

For more information, please see my publications, or get in touch.


After working as an Electrical Engineer in the telecommunications industry, I have combined my passion for Taekwondo and practical science to use my analytical skills in the field of clinical biomechanics, studying knee kinematics using medical imaging. I am currently working with a multidisciplinary team, made up of orthopeadeic surgons, physiotherapists, biomechanists and electric engineers, to understand healthy and diseased knee motion, with the aim to keep joints healthy for longer, and to better manage injuries.

I am also working to develop a predictive model of knee osteoarthritis using machine learning at the Trauma and Orthopaedic Unit at the Canberra Hospital.

More information can be found here.

Activities & Awards

  • Chartered Professional Engineer
  • Fellow of Biomedical Engineering College
  • Vice President of Canberra Division Engineers Australia
  • International Women in Engineering Day Hero
  • Vice-Chancellors Excellence Award for Early Educator of the Year
  • ICON grant recipient.

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