Senior Principal Research Scientist
NHMRC Senior Research Fellow
Conjoint Professor, UNSW Medicine
Presentation: In vivo soft tissue mechanics: New methods for characterising nonlinear tissue properties in living humans
Prof. Lynne Bilston
From a background in biomechanical engineering, the focus of Professor Bilston’s research is on how the soft tissues in the human body respond to mechanical loading – both those loads which cause injury and those which are part of normal function. She develops novel methods for measuring biomechanical properties and behaviour of soft tissues in humans, particularly using Magnetic Resonance Imaging and rheometry. She applies these techniques to study mechanisms of traumatic injury, disorders of cerebrospinal fluid flow in the brain and spinal cord, and obstructive sleep apnoea.